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RN Hematology/Oncology Clinic- Martinez

VA Medical Center


Location:
Martinez, CA 94553
Date:
04/26/2018
2018-04-262018-06-07
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Nurse Manager
  • Oncology
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
  • IV Therapy
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Job Details


Summary

The Hematology/oncology Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to assess, coordinate, facilitate and deliver nursing care to complex oncology and infusion service patients throughout the VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS). Oncology nursing care responsibilities include, but are not limited to, nursing evaluation and management of all aspects of care management and symptom management. In addition, key oncology responsibilities include expert safe administration /handling of chemotherapy/biotherapy and complex multidisciplinary case management/patient care coordination and management of patients on clinical oncology research trials. The staff nurse - Hematology/Oncology, is administratively responsible to the Asst. Nurse Manager and the Nurse Manager. Performs other duties as required by the Nurse Manager.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0800-1630
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Duties

  • Administration of complex chemotherapy regimens;
  • Pain control intervention and management;
  • Management of side effects related to chemotherapy and/or disease presentation or progression; prevention and management of nausea and vomiting, fluid/electrolyte balance, management of fatigue, nutritional support, management of anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia; and other side effects or toxicities related to hem/onc diseases
  • Support of the veteran and family on continuous treatment through the end of life decisions;
  • Tracking and expediting referrals to ancillary services that are essential for staging and treatment planning (radiology, nuclear medicine, CT, MRI, lab);
  • Referrals to specialties and non-VA providers requiring fee basis authorization
  • Oncology case management activities and telephone triage from patients and providers.
  • Supports chemotherapy/biotherapy for other sub-specialty services;
  • Precepts and trains nursing student's new nurses and other staff throughout the VA system in vascular access and IV access management.







graph of estimated pay ranges
$83,203

$140,940





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/26/2018



Application Close Date

5/11/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

None




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on boarding process.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
      Preferred Experience:
      • Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)
      • At least one year of RN experience in outpatient hematology/oncology nursing and/or oncology case management within the past three years.
      • OCN certification or current preparation and qualifications to sit for exam.
      • Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification required within 6-12 months of hire.
      • Experience with multiple types of IV access
      • BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
      • Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      Physical Requirements: Use and function of all normal motor and sensory anatomy for provision of patient care, reading, writing, listening, observing/seeing, heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, squatting, walking, standing, use of fine motor muscles; visual and auditory acuity; emotional intelligence to respond to stressful and/or emergent situations and crises appropriately and calmly; self-care skills to maintain physical, psychological, and emotional health. Examples include: heavy lifting of 45 pounds and over, heavy carrying of 45 pounds and over, straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/11/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: CBEC-10198828-18-SG




      • Administration of complex chemotherapy regimens;
      • Pain control intervention and management;
      • Management of side effects related to chemotherapy and/or disease presentation or progression; prevention and management of nausea and vomiting, fluid/electrolyte balance, management of fatigue, nutritional support, management of anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia; and other side effects or toxicities related to hem/onc diseases
      • Support of the veteran and family on continuous treatment through the end of life decisions;
      • Tracking and expediting referrals to ancillary services that are essential for staging and treatment planning (radiology, nuclear medicine, CT, MRI, lab);
      • Referrals to specialties and non-VA providers requiring fee basis authorization
      • Oncology case management activities and telephone triage from patients and providers.
      • Supports chemotherapy/biotherapy for other sub-specialty services;
      • Precepts and trains nursing student's new nurses and other staff throughout the VA system in vascular access and IV access management.






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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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