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Job Title: Registered Nurse
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Long Beach, CA
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 07/21/2019
Expire Date: 08/20/2019
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Registered Nurse
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.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. Note: Four Dimensions of Nursing(a) The Four Dimensions of Nursing are:1. Practice2. Professional Development3. Collaboration4. Scientific Inquiry(b) Within the Four Dimensions of Nursing, nine criteria define the performance requirements for RNs at each grade and/or level in the Nurse Qualification Standard. These requirements listed below, are based on the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Care and Standards of Professional Performance.[1.] Practice. Extent to which the RN effectively uses the nursing process components of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in varied practice settings.[2.] Quality of Care. Extent to which the RN systematically evaluates and improves the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and health care delivery.[3.] Performance. Extent to which the RN evaluates his/her own nursing practice as well as the performance of others.[4.] Education/Career Development. Extent to which the RN acquires and uses current knowledge for self and others.[5.] Collegiality. Extent to which the RN contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.[6.] Ethics. Extent to which the RN makes decisions and takes action in an ethical manner.[7.] Collaboration. Extent to which the RN collaborates with clients, significant others, and other health care and service providers.[8.] Research. Extent to which the RN uses research in practice.[9.] Resource Utilization. Extent to which the RN considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering care.(c) Grade Determinations. In addition to the Basic Requirements specified in paragraph a above, the following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade. With regard to the "dimension" requirements, the requirements for all "dimensions" at a particular grade/level must be met in order for a RN to be qualified at that particular grade/level.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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.
- Registered Nurse with a minimum of 1-years' experience in ICU, ER, Cardiac Catheterization/Electrophysiology Lab, or other critical care area preferred - ACLS certification is required. - Must have physical capabilities to initiate crisis intervention measures and the ability and knowledge to perform in nursing care emergencies. - Must demonstrate the ability to utilize the nursing process in managing acute and/or emergent patient care situations. - Must demonstrate skills in managing moderate sedation and monitoring critically ill patients during procedures. - Must demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills and tact in dealing with patients, families, and staff. - Must demonstrate the ability to work as a team to meet the needs of both the patient and the unit. - Must be able to work with a high level of flexibility/adaptability. - Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work as a team to accomplish the VA Mission. - BSN preferred
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