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NURSE Inpatient Med/Surg Units

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

5 North - Provides inpatient nursing care to a wide variety of surgical specialties including general surgery, orthopedics, spinal cord injury, Radiation Therapy, ENT, GYN, Dental, Vascular and urology. In addition, provides nursing care for medical patients and for patients undergoing substance abuse detoxification. Is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including sex and sex role identification, age and life stage, state of health, race and culture, socio- economic status, values and previous experience with similar events, in order to assist each patient to identify and meet basic health needs and improve his/ her health status to the individual's maximum potential.6 North - Provides inpatient nursing care to wide variety of internal medicine specialties, including inpatient oncology and many patients with co-morbid conditions: COPD, CHF, dementia, diabetes, hematology disorders, infectious diseases, G.I. disorders, substance abuse, cellulitis, wound/skin problems, renal failure and liver failure. Required to manage complicated LV. Therapies, chemotherapy regimens, blood sugar/insulin titration and monitoring of oxygen saturation levels. Frequently cares for patients with complex psychosocial issues including dual diagnosis, complex family issues, and death and dying. In addition, provides telemetry monitoring and must be able to do ECG interpretation. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care.6 South - Provides inpatient nursing care with a primary focus on cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, pulmonary, renal and general medicine. Required to manage complicated IV Therapies, blood sugar/insulin titration and monitoring of oxygen saturation levels. Deals with complex psychosocial issues including dual diagnosis, complex family issues, and death and dying. Has the capability to provide long- term ventilator management and telemetry monitoring, requiring proficiency in ECG interpretation cardiotonic drips and IV push medications, management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, BiPap, C-Pap, and continuous pulse oximetry.Work Schedule: Various shifts and schedules are available.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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: A BSN or higher is preferred Previous nursing experience is preferred BLS is preferred. 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: 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 incumbent 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 incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.This announcement is open to all qualified candidates. Cincinnati VAMC employees should apply under Announcement CBBC-10286419-18-LAD which is posted for internal employees only from August 15, 2018 thru November 16, 2018. Per the Master Agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:ResumeVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch. Not required at time of application but is preferred that it is completed.The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.Cover LetterDD-214OF-306OtherOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript

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