15 days old
2017-11-282018-01-08

Registered Nurse (Intensive Care Unit)

New Orleans, LA

The SLVHCS Critical Care Unit nurses Intensive Care Unit nurse works collaboratively with all levels of healthcare professionals and support staff to provide, coordinate, and evaluate care for a wide-range of patient populations. The nurse demonstrates knowledge about and compliance with Veterans Affairs (VA) policies and procedures. The incumbent demonstrates clinical competence in the utilization of the nursing process during the provision of care, and functions as an effective member of multidisciplinary healthcare teams plan, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and integrate appropriate care and services in the critical care arena. Provides and supports patient care that is appropriate to the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of the patient groups served. S/he The incumbent may encounter frequent complex and unpredictable work requirements. Must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority 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. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. The incumbent is directly responsible to the Nurse Manger.

Work Schedule: Days, Nights, Evenings and Weekends with 12hour rotating shiftsor as patient care dictates

Functional Statement: Registered Nurse I, Level III and Nurse IIare available for review in Human Resources Management Service.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$53,938

$84,335





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/23/2017



Application Close Date

12/31/2017




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

      PBI Interviews: Any interviews that may be conducted will utilize the Performance Based Interviewing process (PBIs). For more information on the performance based interview process, see www.va.gov/pbi

      Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

      Reasonable Accommodation: Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process, contact the hiring agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

      ICTAP/CTAP Statement The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
      Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

      Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

      http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hm/shav/index.aspx





  • 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.

      Education: 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).

      Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted licensure as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

      Nurse I, Level III: Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing with approximately 2-3 years of experience(OR) Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelor's degree in a related field with1-2 years of experience (OR)BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience(OR)Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field[If MSN obtained in a Bridge program no BSN required]

      Nurse II: BSN with 2-3 years of experience (OR) Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelors degree in a related field with 2-3 years of experience (OR) Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field with approximately 1-2 years of experience [if MSN obtained in a Bridge program no BSN required] OR Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in related field.

      Grade Determinations: Experience as an 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 or practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel

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

      Waiver of NLNAC or CCNE Accreditation Requirement. The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for NLNAC or CCNE Accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation (or was State approved) at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. Waivers at the doctoral level are not required; however, the program must be regionally accredited at the time of the candidate's graduation.

      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.

      Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of 1 year successful ICU/ Critical Care experience; ACLS certification; ICU/ Critical Care certification

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27 Part II Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.





  • 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.

      Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.





  • 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 Sunday, December 31, 2017 to received 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: 30


      Job Position: FE-17-AA-1917813-BU




      The SLVHCS Critical Care Unit nurses Intensive Care Unit nurse works collaboratively with all levels of healthcare professionals and support staff to provide, coordinate, and evaluate care for a wide-range of patient populations. The nurse demonstrates knowledge about and compliance with Veterans Affairs (VA) policies and procedures. The incumbent demonstrates clinical competence in the utilization of the nursing process during the provision of care, and functions as an effective member of multidisciplinary healthcare teams plan, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and integrate appropriate care and services in the critical care arena. Provides and supports patient care that is appropriate to the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of the patient groups served. S/he The incumbent may encounter frequent complex and unpredictable work requirements. Must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority 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. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. The incumbent is directly responsible to the Nurse Manger.

      Work Schedule: Days, Nights, Evenings and Weekends with 12hour rotating shiftsor as patient care dictates

      Functional Statement: Registered Nurse I, Level III and Nurse IIare available for review in Human Resources Management Service.







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  • Healthcare
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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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