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2017-11-282018-01-05

Registered Nurse - Endoscopy (Intermittent PRN)

Portland, OR

** PLEASE NOTE**
Please see the "Required Documents" tab before applying to this position. Applications submitted without all the necessary documents may not be considered.


The RN position is located in the Endoscopy Unit, in the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland VA Health Care System. The Endoscopy Unit provides services for Veterans who require therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopic procedures.
The Endoscopy RN primary duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing moderate sedation and managing care for gastrointestinal outpatients and critically ill inpatients.
  • Conduct pre and post procedure patient education and nursing assessments.
  • Stabilize vital signs and hemodynamic status and maintain patient airway, invasive lines, patient tubes, catheters, and drains
  • Assess patient motor and sensory function, assess orientation status and compare to baseline.
  • Maintain physical and emotional comfort, as well as provide adequate pain management
  • Responsible for the maintenance, cleaning and preparing of the equipment/instrumentation for the procedures
  • Assist the gastroenterologist as needed during the procedure when assigned
  • Transport the Veteran safely to the recovery area upon determining the patient meets criteria for discharge from area, documenting responses to interventions, findings and reporting changes in patient status
  • Communicate handoff information regarding patient status to receiving unit prior to transfer, including emergency contact information for physician and family members identified by the patient
  • Accountable for defined groups of patients on their shift
  • May be assigned responsibilities such as preceptor, charge nurse, or unit shift leader based on education and experience.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0700-1530
Financial Discloser Report: Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$67,652

$113,737





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/25/2017



Application Close Date

12/8/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



Status

Intermittent




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      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.

      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.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • 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 accredit bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). 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 (CGFNS must be provided. The completion of course work 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 evidence of ability to sit for the NCLEX along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6). Proof of accreditation must be provided if nursing program accreditation does not reflect on above referenced organization's websites. Past accreditation may not be available online and may result in disqualification.
      • 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:
      Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
      • 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 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
      Experience as a RN will also 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. The criteria are as follows:
      • Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
      • Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
      • Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
      • Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/08/2017 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: CBCA-10087413-18-TKS




      ** PLEASE NOTE**
      Please see the "Required Documents" tab before applying to this position. Applications submitted without all the necessary documents may not be considered.


      The RN position is located in the Endoscopy Unit, in the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland VA Health Care System. The Endoscopy Unit provides services for Veterans who require therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopic procedures.
      The Endoscopy RN primary duties include, but are not limited to:
      • Providing moderate sedation and managing care for gastrointestinal outpatients and critically ill inpatients.
      • Conduct pre and post procedure patient education and nursing assessments.
      • Stabilize vital signs and hemodynamic status and maintain patient airway, invasive lines, patient tubes, catheters, and drains
      • Assess patient motor and sensory function, assess orientation status and compare to baseline.
      • Maintain physical and emotional comfort, as well as provide adequate pain management
      • Responsible for the maintenance, cleaning and preparing of the equipment/instrumentation for the procedures
      • Assist the gastroenterologist as needed during the procedure when assigned
      • Transport the Veteran safely to the recovery area upon determining the patient meets criteria for discharge from area, documenting responses to interventions, findings and reporting changes in patient status
      • Communicate handoff information regarding patient status to receiving unit prior to transfer, including emergency contact information for physician and family members identified by the patient
      • Accountable for defined groups of patients on their shift
      • May be assigned responsibilities such as preceptor, charge nurse, or unit shift leader based on education and experience.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0700-1530
      Financial Discloser Report: Not Required





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Nursing - Management
  • Emergency Medicine

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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Portland, OR

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