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2017-11-282018-01-01

Registered Nurse (Inpatient - 4 Main, 5 Main, 6B, Safe Harbor)

Birmingham, AL

The Inpatient Registered Nurse (RN) positions are located in Patient Care Service at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.The incumbent is under the supervision of a Nurse Manager or other immediate supervisor ofassigned unit. RNs selected for andassigned to 4 Main, 5 Main,6B, and Safe Harbor will manage patients on Telemetry. RN(s) selected for and assigned to 5 Main (Medical/Oncology) will obtain chemotherapy certification.RN(s) selected for and assigned to Safe Harbor will manage patients receiving palliative care and end of life care. Selections will be determined by Supervisor / Manager and will be based upon the needs of Patient Care Service. The RN positions potentially require flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care.

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components.

Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of patient care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.

Administers medications and treatment procedures per established policies and guidelines.

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.

Demonstrates knowledge of VA policies, procedures and clinical protocols.

Influences outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance includes knowledge and active participation in unit / program level quality improvement processes, initiatives, and customer service.

Takes initiative in developing and evaluating unit level and/or disease specific to standards of care, policies, procedures and nursing programs that guide nursing practice and/or measure performance.

Completes all required education in prescribed timelines, including Talent Management, recertification and continuing education.

Responsible for ensuring his/her actions contribute to a mode of continued accreditation readiness regarding Joint Commission (TJC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), VA surveyors, Laboratory College of American Pathologists (CAP), and other survey teams.

Consistently protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Action of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, statues and policy, and VHA policy.

Work Schedule: Day, Evening and Night Tours available. Selectee's specific tour will be determined by Supervisor/Manager upon hire, and will be based on the needs of the unit. May be required to workweekends, holidays, and during the week, but must be able to change schedule to accommodate the needs of the service.

Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts with Flexibility to Meet Patient Care Demands

Functional Statement/Number: Functional Statement/Number: Nurse I, Level 1; Nurse I Level 2, Nurse I, Level 3, Nurse II, Nurse III / 000000.

ENHANCED QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)

Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed and flexible








graph of estimated pay ranges
$50,403

$94,810





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/16/2017



Application Close Date

9/28/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Current, Permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees Only



Status

Full Time




























  • 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.

      Additional vacancies may be filled form this announcement.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • U.S. citizenship. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy.
      • 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.
      • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies a the time the program was completed by the applicant: 1) The National Accreditation League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC webs site or 2) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.

      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)

      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 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.

      Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.

      Experience as a RN will 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 regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      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 voluntary 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 Friday, September 28, 2018 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.

      A fax machine is available for internal applicants in Human Resources, Career Development Center, Room 2207. Applications and supporting documents maybe faxed Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: Few


      Job Position: OB-18-JSt-2024259-BU




      The Inpatient Registered Nurse (RN) positions are located in Patient Care Service at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.The incumbent is under the supervision of a Nurse Manager or other immediate supervisor ofassigned unit. RNs selected for andassigned to 4 Main, 5 Main,6B, and Safe Harbor will manage patients on Telemetry. RN(s) selected for and assigned to 5 Main (Medical/Oncology) will obtain chemotherapy certification.RN(s) selected for and assigned to Safe Harbor will manage patients receiving palliative care and end of life care. Selections will be determined by Supervisor / Manager and will be based upon the needs of Patient Care Service. The RN positions potentially require flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. Duties include, but are not limited to:

      Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care.

      Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components.

      Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of patient care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.

      Administers medications and treatment procedures per established policies and guidelines.

      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.

      Demonstrates knowledge of VA policies, procedures and clinical protocols.

      Influences outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance includes knowledge and active participation in unit / program level quality improvement processes, initiatives, and customer service.

      Takes initiative in developing and evaluating unit level and/or disease specific to standards of care, policies, procedures and nursing programs that guide nursing practice and/or measure performance.

      Completes all required education in prescribed timelines, including Talent Management, recertification and continuing education.

      Responsible for ensuring his/her actions contribute to a mode of continued accreditation readiness regarding Joint Commission (TJC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), VA surveyors, Laboratory College of American Pathologists (CAP), and other survey teams.

      Consistently protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Action of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, statues and policy, and VHA policy.

      Work Schedule: Day, Evening and Night Tours available. Selectee's specific tour will be determined by Supervisor/Manager upon hire, and will be based on the needs of the unit. May be required to workweekends, holidays, and during the week, but must be able to change schedule to accommodate the needs of the service.

      Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts with Flexibility to Meet Patient Care Demands

      Functional Statement/Number: Functional Statement/Number: Nurse I, Level 1; Nurse I Level 2, Nurse I, Level 3, Nurse II, Nurse III / 000000.

      ENHANCED QUALIFICATIONS

      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)

      Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed and flexible







Categories

  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Palliative care
  • Nursing - Management
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • 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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