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2017-12-052018-01-04

Registered Nurse - Medical & Surgical ICU

Decatur, GA 30030

Critical Care Registered Nurse positions are available within the Critical Care Department at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The Critical Care Department is comprised of two Intensive Care Units (ICUs) Medical Intensive Careand SurgicalIntensive Care(MICU/CCU & SICU). Assignment may be to any of the two units in the Critical Care Department.

DUTIES:

  • Utilizes the nursing process, nursing skills, technology, research and all available resources to maximize the delivery of safe, efficient, high quality care to a variety of critically-ill patients.

  • Functions as a primary nurse accountable for planning and coordinating the delivery of care of critically-ill patients.

  • Practices within the guidelines of policies, procedures, standards of care, and scope of practice competencies relating to critical care nursing.

  • Acts in collaborative and collegial roles with other critical care center health professionals and other department personnel for safe and effective care of critically-ill patients

  • Recognizes and responds promptly and appropriately to emergency situations.

  • Participates in unit-based teaching and research projects.

  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining own level of knowledge and clinical competence in critical care nursing through hospital-based in-services, independent study, mandatory reviews and continuing education programs.

  • Active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs.

Tour of Duty- Various shifts are available and will be assigned upon entrance of duty.

Position Description Title/PD #: Registered Nurse/000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$54,101

$106,296





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/29/2017



Application Close Date

12/15/2017




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 announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position.

      New appointees will be required to serve a probationary period for two (2) years.

      Drug Testing Designated Positions: In accordance with Executive Order 12564, Federal employees hired in a drug testing designated position will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use during employment.

      Vet Pro Credentialing: Individuals selected for positions that have patient care responsibilities are subject to undergoing an electronic credentialing process called VetPro. As part of this process, it will be necessary for you to submit complete information concerning your professional education, training, experience, licensure and certifications using VetPro. The candidate selected will be provided with further information on how to use VetPro.

      Request for copies, return of forms or transfer of consideration to another announcement will not be honored.

      Employees must meet qualification standards and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability or membership or non-membership in a labor union.

      Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis

      Management retains the right to select from any appropriate recruitment methods, such as reassignment, promotion, appointment, transfer, reemployment, or demotion to fill this vacancy. The decision as to which source or sources to use (singularly, in any sequence, or concurrently in any combination) will be made by management.





  • 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.

      o 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).

      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.

      NOTE: Most individuals admitted as permanent residents or adjusting to permanent resident status as registered nurses on or after December 14, 1998, for the purpose of working as a registered nurse, must meet the certification requirements in Section 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (Pub. L. 104-208, September 30, 1996). This certification involves a review of the aliens education, training, license(s), and experience, verification that the alien possess an acceptable level of competence in written and oral English, and a requirement that the individual has passed either the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Examination or the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. examination, the NCLEX-RN. For additional information see Pub. L. 104-208, 63 Federal Register 55007-55012, dated October 14, 1998, and the CGFNS web site.

      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.

      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

      Nurse I Level I An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.

      Nurse I Level II An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelors degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in nursing (BSN) and no experience.

      Nurse I Level III An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2 3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Masters degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.

      Nurse II A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or AND or diploma in Nursing and a Bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience or a Masters degree in nursing or a related filed with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursingmeets basic requirements for appointment and has Doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.

      Nurse III Masters degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of experience or a Doctoral degree in nursing or related filed and approximately 2-3 years of experience.


      Preferred Experience:

      -Bachelor's in Nursing or higher level of education

      -CCRN certification

      -Recent specializedRN experience in critical care

      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.

      GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

      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 Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. (.

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





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • Working for the Department of Veterans Affairsoffers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to helpbalance work and life.For more informationplease visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.





  • 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 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, December 15, 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 the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

      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: 3


      Job Position: JV-18-JAN-2025620-BU




      Critical Care Registered Nurse positions are available within the Critical Care Department at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The Critical Care Department is comprised of two Intensive Care Units (ICUs) Medical Intensive Careand SurgicalIntensive Care(MICU/CCU & SICU). Assignment may be to any of the two units in the Critical Care Department.

      DUTIES:

      • Utilizes the nursing process, nursing skills, technology, research and all available resources to maximize the delivery of safe, efficient, high quality care to a variety of critically-ill patients.

      • Functions as a primary nurse accountable for planning and coordinating the delivery of care of critically-ill patients.

      • Practices within the guidelines of policies, procedures, standards of care, and scope of practice competencies relating to critical care nursing.

      • Acts in collaborative and collegial roles with other critical care center health professionals and other department personnel for safe and effective care of critically-ill patients

      • Recognizes and responds promptly and appropriately to emergency situations.

      • Participates in unit-based teaching and research projects.

      • Assumes responsibility for maintaining own level of knowledge and clinical competence in critical care nursing through hospital-based in-services, independent study, mandatory reviews and continuing education programs.

      • Active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs.

      Tour of Duty- Various shifts are available and will be assigned upon entrance of duty.

      Position Description Title/PD #: Registered Nurse/000000







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

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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