9 days old
2017-12-022018-01-01

Registered Nurse - Float Pool (5N, 6N, and 6S)

Cincinnati, OH

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The float nurse provides inpatient nursing care to a 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. Float nurses may care for cardiology patients, and general surgery/medicine. They may provide postoperative care for urology, ENT, orthopedics, and neurosurgery, and substance abuse detoxification. Float nurses are required to manage complicated l.V therapies, blood sugar/insulin titration and monitoring of oxygen saturation levels. The float nurse frequently cares for patients with complex psychosocial issues including dual diagnosis, complex family issues, and death and dying. Float Nurses must be able to do ECG interpretation. They are responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. He/she can administer medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. The float nurse 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.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • The float nurse consistent ly demonstrates sound clinical judgment in the ability to effectively provide and/or direct the care provided by team members for patients on an assigned a tour of duty and modifies and updates the plans of care/treatment plans for patients on an assigned tour or duty
  • In the role of charge nurse, provides interacts nursing care for clients with complex nursing care needs; i.e. multi system healthcare issues, complex psychosocial issues, etc.
  • The incumbent participates in studying identifying evaluating and implementing creative process and system improvements that facilitate the mission of the medical center at the program or service level and which can be documented through demonstrated outcomes
  • He/she demonstrates understanding of patient rights, policies relating to patient right (i.e. advanced directives, DNR, patient confidentiality) and understanding of ethics for the Federal employee
  • He/she acts as a patient advocate, guides, directs or supports co-workers regarding ethical issues and makes appropriate referrals when issues are suspected or identified; i.e. knowledgeable regarding the chain of command and ensures referrals are made to the Medical Ethics Committee when appropriate
  • He/she is responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment
  • The float nurse completes assignments in a timely and effective manner and follows safety protocols designed to reduce/eliminate employee risk of injury
  • The float nurse demonstrates creativity in meeting patient needs and demonstrates initiative in discharge planning and reducing patient length of stay
  • He/she identifies risk areas and analyzes resources available in the use of patient care equipment and body mechanics, while evaluating options available and selecting a course of action resulting in favorable patient/organizational outcomes
  • The float nurse will complete unit-based competency education and maintain proficiency in all required unit based procedures, skills and competencies and is self-directed in communicating progress to manager and identifying additional education needs
  • As well as other assigned duties


Work Schedule: Must be able to work rotating tours, nights, day, weekends, and holidays.

Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse Float








graph of estimated pay ranges
$52,000

$99,676





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/2/2017



Application Close Date

12/18/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Multiple Schedules




























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

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

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

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





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
      • 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.
      • 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)
      • 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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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 years 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.

      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.

      Education/Experience Requirements: NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.

      Preferred Experience:

      • BSN is preferred
      • Previous Cardiac/Telemetry experience is strongly preferred
      • Previous Nursing experience is preferred
      • Previous Hematology/Oncology experience is preferred
      • Energetic and pasionate working with staff and Veterans

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.





  • 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 View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 18, 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS 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: 5


      Job Position: NV-18-LAD-2025946BU




      GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

      The float nurse provides inpatient nursing care to a 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. Float nurses may care for cardiology patients, and general surgery/medicine. They may provide postoperative care for urology, ENT, orthopedics, and neurosurgery, and substance abuse detoxification. Float nurses are required to manage complicated l.V therapies, blood sugar/insulin titration and monitoring of oxygen saturation levels. The float nurse frequently cares for patients with complex psychosocial issues including dual diagnosis, complex family issues, and death and dying. Float Nurses must be able to do ECG interpretation. They are responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. He/she can administer medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. The float nurse 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.

      Duties may include but are not limited to:

      • The float nurse consistent ly demonstrates sound clinical judgment in the ability to effectively provide and/or direct the care provided by team members for patients on an assigned a tour of duty and modifies and updates the plans of care/treatment plans for patients on an assigned tour or duty
      • In the role of charge nurse, provides interacts nursing care for clients with complex nursing care needs; i.e. multi system healthcare issues, complex psychosocial issues, etc.
      • The incumbent participates in studying identifying evaluating and implementing creative process and system improvements that facilitate the mission of the medical center at the program or service level and which can be documented through demonstrated outcomes
      • He/she demonstrates understanding of patient rights, policies relating to patient right (i.e. advanced directives, DNR, patient confidentiality) and understanding of ethics for the Federal employee
      • He/she acts as a patient advocate, guides, directs or supports co-workers regarding ethical issues and makes appropriate referrals when issues are suspected or identified; i.e. knowledgeable regarding the chain of command and ensures referrals are made to the Medical Ethics Committee when appropriate
      • He/she is responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment
      • The float nurse completes assignments in a timely and effective manner and follows safety protocols designed to reduce/eliminate employee risk of injury
      • The float nurse demonstrates creativity in meeting patient needs and demonstrates initiative in discharge planning and reducing patient length of stay
      • He/she identifies risk areas and analyzes resources available in the use of patient care equipment and body mechanics, while evaluating options available and selecting a course of action resulting in favorable patient/organizational outcomes
      • The float nurse will complete unit-based competency education and maintain proficiency in all required unit based procedures, skills and competencies and is self-directed in communicating progress to manager and identifying additional education needs
      • As well as other assigned duties


      Work Schedule: Must be able to work rotating tours, nights, day, weekends, and holidays.

      Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse Float







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Cardiology
  • Nursing - Management
  • Psychiatry
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Therapy - Others

Best Care / Best Careers

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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VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

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