30 days old
2018-01-192018-02-18

Registered Nurse-Primary Care

Grand Junction, CO

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?

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov

The city of Grand Junction, Colorado, is the largest community between Denver and Salt Lake City, sitting at the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. Just 28 miles from the Utah border the city is within reach of thousands of square miles of public lands to include Arches National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Mesa National Forrest, and many more. The weather is mild throughout the year making for a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities to include camping, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, golfing, rafting, fishing, skiing, and much more. The metropolitan area is home to over 100,000 people with a diverse economy to include tourism, peach orchards, wineries, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, energy development, and retail. Colorado Mesa University is located in Grand Junction, offering a wide range of degrees and educational opportunities. The Grand Junction VHCS is the home of the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, a world-leader in adaptive winter sports for U.S. Military Veterans and active duty service members with disabilities. Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System: http://www.grandjunction.va.gov

Newly appointed employee(s) or employee(s) converted to permanent status, selected under this announcement, may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Funding, on the final award amount, is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds. Employee(s) must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment or conversion. If eligible to apply, please call Human Resources Management Service at (970) 263-5099, or stop by Building 5 Room 207, Grand Junction VHCS, CO, for an application.


Duties

The PACT RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager Licensed Practical Nurse and Medical Clerk) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. As a member of the expanded team, promotes patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The RN is responsible for the lateral integration of patient care, i.e., assessing patient needs and accessing expertise across healthcare disciplines. As a change agent, promotes an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements.

Daily duties and responsibilities:

  • The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimal care.
  • Leads and organizes delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning.a. Uses sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice.
  • Participates in the application of critical thinking and process improvement to improve patient care.
  • Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate and timely actions.
  • Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities.
  • Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.
  • Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective.
  • Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs/service activities.
  • Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills.
  • The nurse can recognize the patient has a problem.
  • The nurse can manage the problem safely and effectively, recognizing his/her scope of practice.
  • The nurse has a relative sense of urgency.
  • The nurse takes the right action for the right reason.
  • Position-specific Competency Checklist is completed annually and is rated competent in all measured areas.
Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$53,685

$99,407





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/17/2018



Application Close Date

1/28/2018




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

    • 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.
      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 01/28/2018 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 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: 1


      Job Position: CBCO-10115777-18-EA80




      The PACT RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager Licensed Practical Nurse and Medical Clerk) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. As a member of the expanded team, promotes patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The RN is responsible for the lateral integration of patient care, i.e., assessing patient needs and accessing expertise across healthcare disciplines. As a change agent, promotes an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements.

      Daily duties and responsibilities:

      • The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimal care.
      • Leads and organizes delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning.a. Uses sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice.
      • Participates in the application of critical thinking and process improvement to improve patient care.
      • Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate and timely actions.
      • Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
      • Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities.
      • Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.
      • Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective.
      • Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs/service activities.
      • Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills.
      • The nurse can recognize the patient has a problem.
      • The nurse can manage the problem safely and effectively, recognizing his/her scope of practice.
      • The nurse has a relative sense of urgency.
      • The nurse takes the right action for the right reason.
      • Position-specific Competency Checklist is completed annually and is rated competent in all measured areas.
      Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy - Others
  • Sports medicine
  • Unit support

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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