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Job Title: Registered Nurse- Acute Care All Units
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bay Pines, FL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/12/2018
Expire Date: 10/11/2018
Job Categories: Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Executive Management, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
Registered Nurse- Acute Care All Units

The staff RN provides direct hands on care for patients admitted to the inpatient units throughout the BPVAMC. The nurse will provide ADLs, family support and education, spiritual and psychological support, pain management and medication administration. The preferred, well qualified candidate should have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, at least 1 years of experience in the inpatient setting, have outstanding references, outstanding time and attendance, and be competent in providing appropriate support to families, and work well with an interdisciplinary team.

The well qualified candidate will have superior critical thinking skills to prevent or respond to emergency situations and must possess assertive, effective communication and teaching skills. The registered nurse will support and advocate for America's Veterans, support the Patient Bill of Rights, provide compassionate care while respecting patient's personal values and beliefs. The successful candidate will possess the ethics and values that are consistent with the mission, values, priorities, goals and resources of the Veterans Administration Healthcare System.

The RN activities must reflect the highest standards that are consistent with the mission, values, priorities, goals and resources of BPVAHCS. This position will require standing and walking for extended periods of time as well as hearing and vision corrected to the near normal range. RN will perform other duties under the direction of the nurse manager or designee as assigned. This position is not open to novice nurses.

Work Schedule: All Shifts
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: Two years of successful acute care nursing practice.

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 physical requirements for this position in accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u):

Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over
Straight pulling 8 hrs
Pushing 8 hrs
Reaching above shoulder
Use of fingers
Both Hands required
Walking 8 hrs
Standing 8 hrs
Kneeling
Repeated bending 8 hrs
Both legs required
Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"
Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20
Hearing (aid permitted)

Environmental Factors
Constant noise
Solvents (degreasing agents)
Working with hands in water
Working closely with other
Protracted or irregular hours of work

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


Resume (Required)
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

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 Letter
  • DD-214
  • 10-2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
Qualifications & Requirements
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: Two years of successful acute care nursing practice.

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 physical requirements for this position in accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u):

Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over
Straight pulling 8 hrs
Pushing 8 hrs
Reaching above shoulder
Use of fingers
Both Hands required
Walking 8 hrs
Standing 8 hrs
Kneeling
Repeated bending 8 hrs
Both legs required
Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"
Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20
Hearing (aid permitted)

Environmental Factors
Constant noise
Solvents (degreasing agents)
Working with hands in water
Working closely with other
Protracted or irregular hours of work
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