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RN (Oncology/Intermittent)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Loma Linda, CA
Date:
12/13/2017
2017-12-132018-01-18
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Long Term Care
  • Nurse Manager
  • IV Therapy
  • Utilization Review
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The RN isassigned to theOncology/Infusion Section of the Department of Medicine at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. The Cancer Center provides not only Chemotherapy, blood and blood product administration and phlebotomy but also infusion therapies and treatments for other specialty clinics. The RN provides age-specific care for adults and geriatric patients/groups including the following elements: promotes independence; encourages self-care; involves family or designated caregiver with care planning, provides necessary safety measures and access to privacy; assists patient to cope with changes affecting mobility, balance, cognition, psychosocial function, and physical/sensory changes. Develops and implements plan of care; prioritizes care based on patient acuity and identified needs. Evaluates patient's response to care, documents ongoing assessment, plan of care and responses to interventions. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of principles of chemotherapy administration, chemotherapy management, chemotherapy related intravenous therapy skills and vascular access device management. Administers injections, chemotherapy medications and hydration. Performsand administers blood transfusions, blood products and phlebotomy. Anticipates emergencies, coordinates interventions and evaluates responses through critical analysis of patient systems/operational situations.The RN practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with colleagues and Nurse Manager. Accountable as assigned as a primary nurse or a team leader for defined group of patients on his/her shift or for an entire episode of care.

WORK SCHEDULE: Intermittent. Work schedule does not have a set tour of duty, work is on-call and as needed. Hours of work is not guaranteed every pay period.








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Job Details



Application Open Date

12/13/2017



Application Close Date

12/21/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Intermittent




























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





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • U.S. Citizenship.
      • English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
      • 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. [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)]
      • Registration. Full, active, current and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Current BLS
      • 2-3years successful nursing practice.
      • 1-2 years of experience in Dialysis.

      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 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and had 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

      Reference: VA Regulation, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      Physical Requirements:Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds); Straight Pulling; Pushing; Reaching above Shoulder; Walking; Standing; Repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Hearing aid (permitted); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Depth perception; Both eyes required; Both legs required; Use of fingers and both hands required.

      For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

      In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.

      Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omission may affect consideration of employment.

      NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is on an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:

      Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;

      Professional Development: performance, education/career development;

        Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
        Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • Working for the Department of Veterans Affairsoffers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to helpbalance work and life.For more informationplease visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

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





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

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package:

      1. Your Rsum. Please make sure your resume includes where you worked, dates of employment (From: mm/yyyy To: mm/yyyy), and number of hours worked per week.
      2. VA Form 10-2850A available online at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf
      3. OF 306 available online at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf
      4. Acomplete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
      5. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

      The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

      To begin the process, click Apply Onlineto create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Note: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

      To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS 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.

      Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

      You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2026965

      NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

      After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

      We will also review your application to make sure that your resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 2


      Job Position: LL-18-COl-T38-2026965-BU




      The RN isassigned to theOncology/Infusion Section of the Department of Medicine at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. The Cancer Center provides not only Chemotherapy, blood and blood product administration and phlebotomy but also infusion therapies and treatments for other specialty clinics. The RN provides age-specific care for adults and geriatric patients/groups including the following elements: promotes independence; encourages self-care; involves family or designated caregiver with care planning, provides necessary safety measures and access to privacy; assists patient to cope with changes affecting mobility, balance, cognition, psychosocial function, and physical/sensory changes. Develops and implements plan of care; prioritizes care based on patient acuity and identified needs. Evaluates patient's response to care, documents ongoing assessment, plan of care and responses to interventions. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of principles of chemotherapy administration, chemotherapy management, chemotherapy related intravenous therapy skills and vascular access device management. Administers injections, chemotherapy medications and hydration. Performsand administers blood transfusions, blood products and phlebotomy. Anticipates emergencies, coordinates interventions and evaluates responses through critical analysis of patient systems/operational situations.The RN practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with colleagues and Nurse Manager. Accountable as assigned as a primary nurse or a team leader for defined group of patients on his/her shift or for an entire episode of care.

      WORK SCHEDULE: Intermittent. Work schedule does not have a set tour of duty, work is on-call and as needed. Hours of work is not guaranteed every pay period.







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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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