7 days old
2017-12-042018-01-09

Registered Nurse

Los Angeles, CA

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking an experiencedAmbulatory Careregistered nurse to work in our Medical& Surgical Specialty Clinics (i.e. neurology, rheumatology, dermatology, urology, podiatry, ENT, cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, etc.) located in West Los Angeles. He/she functions as a member of the Medical & Surgical Specialty Clinics and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinic.The AmbulatoryCareRN will ensure that Veteran-centered healthcare is provided and delivered in a quality, timely, accessible and respectful manner, consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of the Veterans Health Administration.He/she reports to thePrimary & Ambulatory CareCenter Nurse Manager. This position maybe required to float to some medical or surgical specialty clinics on occasion.Duties include but are not limited to:

Coordinates care for ambulatory clinic patients. Assists the Care Provider in selected procedures and performs diagnostic testing, i.e. EKG, phlebotomy, wound care to patients and provides direct care to patients in emergencies;

Functions as a leader of the nursing care team when assigned, directing and guiding the LVNs and other nursing staff;

Assesses patient's needs and conditions and recommends appropriate dispositions based on assessment;

Initiates appropriate nursing interventions and communication with other team members;

Provides patient education on an individual or group basis;

Participates actively in the Performance Improvement activities of Ambulatory Care, and in development of policies and procedures;

Assures detailed, current and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records;

Participates and supports research projects directed toward improving patient care and staff development;

Provides a safe and healthful physical environment for patients and personnel by interpreting and applying organizational goals and national standards;

Assures continuing improvement of service to patients, including implementation of an effective customer service program;

Ensures compliance with all patient rights and regulatory agency standards;

Collaborates with the other health care professionals in providing continuity of services for specific health issues; and

Improves continuity of professional relationships among the health care team as they collaborate on behalf of patients.

Duty Location: Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90073

Duty Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Nurse Clinical Pathway








graph of estimated pay ranges
$72,684

$124,325





Job Details



Application Open Date

10/6/2017



Application Close Date

12/18/2017




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

    • 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.

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





  • 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.

      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 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:

      At least 3 years of recent, successful RN experience

      At least 1 year of experience in a Primary and Ambulatory Care setting

      Basic computer literacy proficiency with in-depth experience with the use of Microsoft Office programs or comparable word processing, spreadsheet and/or graphic software and the ability to learn new programs specific to the VA

      Preferred Education:

      BSN, preferred

      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 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: Title 38 Registered Nurses employed by the Veterans Affairs earn annual leave at a rate of8 hours per pay period and earn sick leave at a rate of 4 hours per pay period.

      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 Monday, December 18, 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.

      This announcement is for an immediate opening. Candidates notified of tentative selection will be required to complete a physical examination, background investigation to include fingerprinting, and VetPro credentialing. For all requirements, additional information may be required and candidates will be provided one to five business days to meet these requirements. For tentative selectees who fail to report for a physical, fail to submit additional information regarding the physical, fail to complete the on-line background investigation and/or submit the signature pages required to complete the investigation within the five day period may have their name removed from further consideration for this vacancy. These candidates may apply for future vacancies as they are posted on USAJobs.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: RN-18-AFe-2016856-T38-BU




      The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking an experiencedAmbulatory Careregistered nurse to work in our Medical& Surgical Specialty Clinics (i.e. neurology, rheumatology, dermatology, urology, podiatry, ENT, cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, etc.) located in West Los Angeles. He/she functions as a member of the Medical & Surgical Specialty Clinics and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinic.The AmbulatoryCareRN will ensure that Veteran-centered healthcare is provided and delivered in a quality, timely, accessible and respectful manner, consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of the Veterans Health Administration.He/she reports to thePrimary & Ambulatory CareCenter Nurse Manager. This position maybe required to float to some medical or surgical specialty clinics on occasion.Duties include but are not limited to:

      Coordinates care for ambulatory clinic patients. Assists the Care Provider in selected procedures and performs diagnostic testing, i.e. EKG, phlebotomy, wound care to patients and provides direct care to patients in emergencies;

      Functions as a leader of the nursing care team when assigned, directing and guiding the LVNs and other nursing staff;

      Assesses patient's needs and conditions and recommends appropriate dispositions based on assessment;

      Initiates appropriate nursing interventions and communication with other team members;

      Provides patient education on an individual or group basis;

      Participates actively in the Performance Improvement activities of Ambulatory Care, and in development of policies and procedures;

      Assures detailed, current and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records;

      Participates and supports research projects directed toward improving patient care and staff development;

      Provides a safe and healthful physical environment for patients and personnel by interpreting and applying organizational goals and national standards;

      Assures continuing improvement of service to patients, including implementation of an effective customer service program;

      Ensures compliance with all patient rights and regulatory agency standards;

      Collaborates with the other health care professionals in providing continuity of services for specific health issues; and

      Improves continuity of professional relationships among the health care team as they collaborate on behalf of patients.

      Duty Location: Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90073

      Duty Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


      Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Nurse Clinical Pathway







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing - Management
  • Staff Development
  • Therapy - Others
  • Wound Care

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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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