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Job Title: Registered Nurse - First Assist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Detroit, MI
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 10/21/2019
Expire Date: 11/20/2019
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
Registered Nurse - First Assist
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/15/2020.
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: Successful completion of an RNFA Program. 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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. This position requires the ability to perform the following physical standards & environmental factors: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds & over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds & over straight putting (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hour, repeated bending 8 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental & muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable © 13' to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20120 and to 20140 in the other, depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Working closely with others; 8 protracted or irregular hours of work. 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 am 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.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/534001900?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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