7 days old
2017-12-062018-01-10

RN ASU-OR- Martinez

Martinez, CA 94553

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not

authorized for this position.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Documents patient data during OR, intra-op phase.
Administers medications, including ACLS medications and anticoagulants utilizing all safety precautions.
Administers moderate sedation with appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation.
Conducts quality control procedures on equipment.
Follows strict adherence to sterile technique, infection control, and safety practices.

Transports patients' pre and post procedure.
Participates in maintaining a clean environment.
Participates in the ordering and maintenance of adequate inventory.
Participates in policy and procedure formation, maintains current knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements, and significantly contributes to annual proficiency data.
Participates in assigned Hospital Committees and collegial teaching to staff outside of Cardiology.
Supports and enhances organization's core values.
Duties include but not limited to above

Preferred Requirements:

1.tBSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
2.tCurrent proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS)/ACLS through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current VHA Directive 11-77)
3.tCritical Care experience of at least one year as a registered nurse.
4.tOR experience of at least one (1) year
5.tSpecialty certification (CNOR)
6.tCompletion of a Arrhythmia Recognition Course
7.tDocumented evidence of completion of a Critical Care Course before assignment to the unit.
8.tDemonstrated leadership abilities in coordinating care in a multidisciplinary environment.
9.tAbility to exercise critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative skills in a high stress, continually changing environment.

Certified or have the experience in administering of Moderate Sedation

Completion of an Arrhythmia Recognition Course

Demonstrated proficiency in circulating responsibilities in the OR setting.

Demonstrated proficiency at scrub nurse responsibilities in the OR setting.









graph of estimated pay ranges
$87,632

$146,240





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/5/2017



Application Close Date

12/15/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens and Current Federal Employees



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.

      This position does not require completion of the OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.





  • 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 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.


      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.

      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

    • 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

      .

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





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

      YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

      Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

      If you cannot apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
      2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
      3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
      4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

      1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 2026156. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
      2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

      The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 15, 2017.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: 612-18-sg-2026156-BU




      Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not

      authorized for this position.

      MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Documents patient data during OR, intra-op phase.
      Administers medications, including ACLS medications and anticoagulants utilizing all safety precautions.
      Administers moderate sedation with appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation.
      Conducts quality control procedures on equipment.
      Follows strict adherence to sterile technique, infection control, and safety practices.

      Transports patients' pre and post procedure.
      Participates in maintaining a clean environment.
      Participates in the ordering and maintenance of adequate inventory.
      Participates in policy and procedure formation, maintains current knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements, and significantly contributes to annual proficiency data.
      Participates in assigned Hospital Committees and collegial teaching to staff outside of Cardiology.
      Supports and enhances organization's core values.
      Duties include but not limited to above

      Preferred Requirements:

      1.tBSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
      2.tCurrent proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS)/ACLS through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current VHA Directive 11-77)
      3.tCritical Care experience of at least one year as a registered nurse.
      4.tOR experience of at least one (1) year
      5.tSpecialty certification (CNOR)
      6.tCompletion of a Arrhythmia Recognition Course
      7.tDocumented evidence of completion of a Critical Care Course before assignment to the unit.
      8.tDemonstrated leadership abilities in coordinating care in a multidisciplinary environment.
      9.tAbility to exercise critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative skills in a high stress, continually changing environment.

      Certified or have the experience in administering of Moderate Sedation

      Completion of an Arrhythmia Recognition Course

      Demonstrated proficiency in circulating responsibilities in the OR setting.

      Demonstrated proficiency at scrub nurse responsibilities in the OR setting.








Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Operating Room

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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