5 days old
2017-12-062018-01-10

Registered Nurse (Float Pool)

Iowa City, IA

Two(2)full-time Staff RN vacancies now exist in our Nursing Services Float Pool. These positionsare withinthe Iowa City VA Health Care System, Patient Care Services.

As a Staff Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

The Inpatient Float Registered Nurse (RN) provides nursing coverage primarily to the Medical (7E/7W), Surgical (5E, 5W), & Mental Health (9W) areas. This RN may also be asked to assist with coverage in the Infusion and Outpatient procedural areas. The incumbent is required to complete and maintain BLS and ACLS from a VA approved certifying body. Incumbent is requried to complete and maintain Prevention and Management of Distruptive Behavior Level 4.

o The Inpatient Float Nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care to the Medical and Surgical patient population.This includes: performing initial and ongoing physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual assessments, obtaining health histories; providing care interventions and patient education about their treatment plan.

o The Inpatient Float Nurse shall maintain knowledge of assessment and implementation of care delivered to patients with various medical, surgical and mental health diagnosis.

o Th Inpatient Float Nurse requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital.Primary hours of the Inpatient Float RN are off tours (Evening/Night), weekends, and holidays.

o The Inpatient Float Nurse must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member ofa team in all assignments. Makes caring for the veteran his/her pirority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards.

o The Inpatient Float Nurse provides expert professional nursing care on the Med/Surg Areas for the inpatient population during their stay. The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of the patient. The RN will assure that the patient is prepared for admission, transfer and discharge by providing the necessary education to the patient and responsible caregiver.

o The Inpatient Float Nurse must have excellent written and oral communication skills; has knowledge in operating medical equipment; proficient with computers; has the ability to manage, organize and resolve problems.

o The Inpatient Float Nurse delivers nursing care in the Inpatient Medical and/or Surgical areas. The delivery of care is in accordance with the established standards, policies and procedures. This includes Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and must be proficient and demonstrate competency in the ability to either set up or reprocess RME as applicable for all equipment for which trained.

o The Inpatient Float Nurse provides nursing care to the Mental Health (9W) patient population. Primary responsiblities when assisting on 9W will include providing 1:1 care and the passing of medications.

Work Schedule: Evening/Night Rotation with weekends and holidays required.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse: Nurse 1/Level3 Inpatient Float Registered Nurse.








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$53,355

$88,941





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/5/2017



Application Close Date

12/21/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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

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


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

      Applicants to this position are not required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure.





  • 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      Preferred Experience:

      ABachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred, but not required.

      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.


      IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION:

      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.

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





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

    • HOW TO APPLY:

      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 Thursday, December 21, 2017to 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: 2


      Job Position: IC-18-85-HRW-2026106-BU




      Two(2)full-time Staff RN vacancies now exist in our Nursing Services Float Pool. These positionsare withinthe Iowa City VA Health Care System, Patient Care Services.

      As a Staff Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

      The Inpatient Float Registered Nurse (RN) provides nursing coverage primarily to the Medical (7E/7W), Surgical (5E, 5W), & Mental Health (9W) areas. This RN may also be asked to assist with coverage in the Infusion and Outpatient procedural areas. The incumbent is required to complete and maintain BLS and ACLS from a VA approved certifying body. Incumbent is requried to complete and maintain Prevention and Management of Distruptive Behavior Level 4.

      o The Inpatient Float Nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care to the Medical and Surgical patient population.This includes: performing initial and ongoing physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual assessments, obtaining health histories; providing care interventions and patient education about their treatment plan.

      o The Inpatient Float Nurse shall maintain knowledge of assessment and implementation of care delivered to patients with various medical, surgical and mental health diagnosis.

      o Th Inpatient Float Nurse requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital.Primary hours of the Inpatient Float RN are off tours (Evening/Night), weekends, and holidays.

      o The Inpatient Float Nurse must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member ofa team in all assignments. Makes caring for the veteran his/her pirority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards.

      o The Inpatient Float Nurse provides expert professional nursing care on the Med/Surg Areas for the inpatient population during their stay. The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of the patient. The RN will assure that the patient is prepared for admission, transfer and discharge by providing the necessary education to the patient and responsible caregiver.

      o The Inpatient Float Nurse must have excellent written and oral communication skills; has knowledge in operating medical equipment; proficient with computers; has the ability to manage, organize and resolve problems.

      o The Inpatient Float Nurse delivers nursing care in the Inpatient Medical and/or Surgical areas. The delivery of care is in accordance with the established standards, policies and procedures. This includes Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and must be proficient and demonstrate competency in the ability to either set up or reprocess RME as applicable for all equipment for which trained.

      o The Inpatient Float Nurse provides nursing care to the Mental Health (9W) patient population. Primary responsiblities when assisting on 9W will include providing 1:1 care and the passing of medications.

      Work Schedule: Evening/Night Rotation with weekends and holidays required.

      Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse: Nurse 1/Level3 Inpatient Float Registered Nurse.







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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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