22 days old
2018-02-022018-03-18

Registered Nurse (MICU)

Montgomery, AL

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated Health Care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama. CAVHCS also has Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Dothan Alabama; Ft. Rucker Alabama; Monroeville Alabama; Montgomery Alabama; and Columbus Georgia.

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA Professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.


Duties

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is a critical care environment caring for cardiac, medical, and surgical patients. The MICU RN is responsible and accountable for providing direct care to a variety of critically ill patients. The MICU RN will provide nursing care to complex patients; independently carry out all nursing functions related to cardiac monitoring, treatments, medications, titration of vasoactive infusions, ventilator management, administration of blood/blood products, use of multiple protocols, use of conscious sedation for bedside procedures, and invasive monitoring modalities. The MICU RN will document observations, assessments, and changes in the patient's condition in a computerized patient record, collaborate with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes, provide a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. The MICU RN will participate in interdisciplinary team rounds daily to ensure optimal care of the veteran. The MICU RN must possess the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team; participates as a unit member to enhance the work environment and foster healthy professional relationships. The MICU RN will be assigned to MICU, but will be cross-trained to fully function in the Emergency Department (ED), Operating Room (OR), Same Day Surgery (SDS), and the Medical/Surgical Unit. The MICU RN will also be assigned to float to these units based on patient care needs as deemed necessary by the Nurse Manager or Nursing Supervisor. The MICU RN must demonstrate the flexibility to work in a constantly changing, dynamic and diverse environment requiring excellent interpersonal, clinical, and critical thinking skills.

Work Schedule: Rotational; to include day, evening and night shifts, as well as holidays and weekend shifts.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$53,865

$107,345





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/2/2018



Application Close Date

2/19/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



Status

Full-Time




























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

    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

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

      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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
      • 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.

      Preferred Experience: Recent Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience, preferably 2 years. This experience must have been completed within the past 2 years.

      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.
      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.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • 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 full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/19/2018 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS 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:


      Job Position: CBAC-10106131-18-CM




      The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is a critical care environment caring for cardiac, medical, and surgical patients. The MICU RN is responsible and accountable for providing direct care to a variety of critically ill patients. The MICU RN will provide nursing care to complex patients; independently carry out all nursing functions related to cardiac monitoring, treatments, medications, titration of vasoactive infusions, ventilator management, administration of blood/blood products, use of multiple protocols, use of conscious sedation for bedside procedures, and invasive monitoring modalities. The MICU RN will document observations, assessments, and changes in the patient's condition in a computerized patient record, collaborate with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes, provide a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. The MICU RN will participate in interdisciplinary team rounds daily to ensure optimal care of the veteran. The MICU RN must possess the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team; participates as a unit member to enhance the work environment and foster healthy professional relationships. The MICU RN will be assigned to MICU, but will be cross-trained to fully function in the Emergency Department (ED), Operating Room (OR), Same Day Surgery (SDS), and the Medical/Surgical Unit. The MICU RN will also be assigned to float to these units based on patient care needs as deemed necessary by the Nurse Manager or Nursing Supervisor. The MICU RN must demonstrate the flexibility to work in a constantly changing, dynamic and diverse environment requiring excellent interpersonal, clinical, and critical thinking skills.

      Work Schedule: Rotational; to include day, evening and night shifts, as well as holidays and weekend shifts.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Nursing - Management
  • Therapy - Others
  • 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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