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Registered Nurse (inpatient Staff Nurse)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Covington
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThis is an Open-Continuous Announcement (OCA). Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Resumes will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration as vacancies occur. You will receive an email notification when your resume has been referred to the hiring manger. Applications will remain on file until October 31, 2022. To learn more about Cincinnati, OH, click this link. Click this link for more information about VA Careers for Nurses.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates04/11/2022 to 10/31/2022Salary$63,359 - $110,177 per yearEducation and length of practice will be considered by the Nursing Professional Standards Board in determining salary (grade and step).Pay scale & gradeVN 00HelpLocationMany vacancies in the following location:Cincinnati, OHRemote jobNoTelework eligibleNoTravel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceExceptedPromotion potential3Job family (Series)0610 NurseSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialingSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberCBSR-11456203-22-VLKControl number648091600HelpThis job is open toFederal employees - Excepted serviceCurrent excepted service federal employees.The publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyThis announcement is open to current and past Federal/VA employees and the general public. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.VideosHelpDutiesVA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking well-qualified Registered Nurses to work as Inpatient Staff Nurses. The Staff Nurse provides inpatient nursing care to a wide variety of patients. The Inpatient Staff Nurse will provide care to include, but not limited to: Surgical specialties including general surgery, orthopedics, spinal cord injury, Radiation Therapy, ENT, GYN, Dental, Vascular and urologyCare for medical patients and patients undergoing substance abuse detoxificationCare with a primary focus on cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, pulmonary, renal and general medicineCare to a wide variety of internal medicine specialties such as inpatient oncology and many patients with co-morbid conditions including COPD, CHF, dementia, diabetes, hematology disorders, infectious diseases, GI disorders, cellulitis, wound/skin problems, renal failure, and liver failure. The Inpatient Staff Nurse is required to manage complicated IV Therapies, blood sugar/insulin scheduled/adjusted patients with cardiac arrhythmias, BiPAP, C-PAP, and continuous pulse oximetry and be proficient with telemetry monitoring and ECG interpretation. He/she administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. The Inpatient Staff Nurse consistently demonstrates sound clinical judgment and the ability to effectively provide and/or direct the care provided by team members for patients on an assigned tour of duty modifying and updating the plan of care/treatment plan. In the role of charge nurse, provides and directs nursing care for clients with complex nursing care needs ( i.e. multi-system health care issues, complex psychosocial issues, etc.) The Inpatient Staff Nurse demonstrates leadership qualities through collaboration with others. He/she participates in studying, identifying, evaluating and implementing creative process and system improvements that facilitate the Mission of the Medical Center at the program or service level and which can be documented through demonstrated outcomes. The employee demonstrates understanding of patient rights, policies relating to patient rights (i.e., Advanced Directives, DNR, patient confidentiality) and understanding of ethics for the Federal employee. He/she acts as a patient advocate, guides, directs or supports co-workers regarding ethical issues and makes appropriate referrals when issues are suspected or identified (i.e., knowledgeable regarding the chain-of command and ensures referrals are made to the Medical Ethics Committee when appropriate). The Inpatient Staff Nurse will complete unit-based competency (including cardiac telemetry interpretation), education and maintain the proficiency in all required unit-based procedures, skills and competencies and is self-directed in communicating progress to manager and identifying additional education needs. In collaboration with nurse manager or supervisor, develops and implements a personal education/career development plan, which might include conducting a literature review on an appropriate topic area and sharing information with peers, matriculating towards an advance degree, attending management and leadership conference, identify and utilizing an appropriate mentor. He/she formally and informally coaches and/or mentors staff by identifying learning needs and sharing. information related to new or unfamiliar technology, procedures, medications, trends, practices, etc. and participates in clinical orientation of new personnel. Under the supervision of a Nurse Manager, the Inpatient Staff Nurse is accountable for providing inpatient nursing care to patients requiring a wide variety of surgical specialties, general medicine, internal medicine, and patients undergoing substance abuse detoxification. Work Schedule: Days 0730-2000 6 days and 1 day 0730-1600, 1130-2000 or 1530-2400, alternating weekend and holidays. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredHelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.Must be proficient in written and spoken English.You may be required to serve a probationary period.Subject to background/security investigation.Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.Must pass pre-employment physical examinationParticipation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. QualificationsApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements:Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)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).Graduation from School of Nursing:Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant.The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; orThe Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and master's degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site. Registration: Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.Physical Demands: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The employee may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The employee may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The employee must be capable of working effectively in stressful situations and able to shift priorities based on patient needs.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.Preferred Qualifications/Experience: Experience with medical surgical patients preferred BLS/ACLS Requirements: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high-risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification to avoid any delays in the hiring process. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3 These references can be found in the local Human Resources Office.EducationIMPORTANT INFO REGARDING YOUR EDUCATION:Please be sure to click on the following links to verify that you are a 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:The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) orThe Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application. If your school was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time of graduation but is no longer listed on the ACEN website or the CCNE website, you must provide documentation of accreditation with your application packet. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EDUCATION. PLEASE PROVIDE PROOF THAT YOU MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional informationAnnual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read moreHelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. NOTE: Candidate's education, scope, 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. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of 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. 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; religions; 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. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. 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.HelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: A detailed Resume/CV - 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information. 2) Education - school, degree, year degree earned. 3) License information - license number, state license in, license received date, expiration date. 4) Descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of the employer, job title, detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); beginning and ending date (month and year) of employment. 5) At least 3 references.The 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists - this form can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850==Search.

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