8 days old
2018-02-132018-03-22

RN for Rehab Wards & Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder

Minneapolis, MN

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?

Join a successful team of 1100 Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses!
The best benefit is the patient population - the veteran!



Duties

New Graduates may apply for these positions
This announcement will be open for an extended period of time. Applicants will be referred periodically.
Various shifts and FTE may be available.


Positions are located at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in the Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line, Community Living Center (CLC), units 1D, 1E, 1F, and 4J. CLC is a hospital based transitional care area serving veterans for an extended but limited time. The rehabilitation units and the Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Center are staffed with RNs, LPNs, and Nursing Assistants. Common diagnoses in CLC include but are not limited to: COPD, diabetes mellitus, cancer, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, depression, decubitus ulcers, amputations, orthopedics and hospice & palliative care services. Services address the full range of functional, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and leisure needs typically exhibited by individuals requiring rehabilitation.
Positions are also available for the Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder (SCI/D) Inpatient Department. This is a 30 bed CARF accredited acute rehabilitation unit providing care for acute and chronic health problems in the paralyzed patient. Services address the full range of functional, physical, cognitive, psychosocial and leisure needs typically exhibited by individuals requiring acute rehabilitation. The goal of nursing care and the interdisciplinary team on SCI/D is to treat patients and the prevention of complications associated with disease and disorder; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; educating patient/family to improve on self-care abilities, health maintenance, and rehabilitation. Specialized training to provide rehabilitation nursing and behavioral management is provided during orientation. Common nursing tasks include but are not limited to wound care, trach care, ostomy care, IV and PICC line care.
4J is a 18 bed CARF accredited acute rehabilitation and polytrauma unit. Impairments most commonly treated on ward 4J are TBI, CVA, polytrauma, and amputee. Services address the full range of functional, physical, cognitive, psychosocial and leisure needs typically exhibited by individuals requiring acute rehabilitation. The goal of nursing care and the interdisciplinary team on 4J is to treat patients and the prevention of complications associated with disease and disorder; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; educating patient/family to improve on self-care abilities, health maintenance, and rehabilitation. Specialized training to provide rehabilitation nursing and behavioral management is provided during orientation.

The inpatient staff nurse in CLC & SCI/D works rotating tours of duty, including weekends and holidays, to meet unit and resident care needs. All inpatient beds are equipped with ceiling lifts and other safety features. Inpatient staff nurses are expected to:
Utilize the nursing process in managing, developing, implementing, and evaluating each resident's individual plan of care with the interdisciplinary team to attain specific clinical outcomes.
Provide a full range of nursing care to residents with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
Demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others.
Participates in quality improvement activities and the evaluation of caregiver issues
Assess learning needs of veterans, caregivers, and staff.
Work collaboratively with all levels of health care professional and support staff to facilitate positive resident care outcomes.
Effectively communicate with veterans, caregivers, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team
Guide and direct resident care delivery of support staff






graph of estimated pay ranges
$66,954

$114,524





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/10/2018



Application Close Date

3/30/2018




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.
      Preferred Experience: Rehab experience preferred.

      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 10:59 PM (ET) on 03/30/2018 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: 5


      Job Position: CBDO-10138023-18-PSS




      New Graduates may apply for these positions
      This announcement will be open for an extended period of time. Applicants will be referred periodically.
      Various shifts and FTE may be available.


      Positions are located at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in the Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line, Community Living Center (CLC), units 1D, 1E, 1F, and 4J. CLC is a hospital based transitional care area serving veterans for an extended but limited time. The rehabilitation units and the Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Center are staffed with RNs, LPNs, and Nursing Assistants. Common diagnoses in CLC include but are not limited to: COPD, diabetes mellitus, cancer, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, depression, decubitus ulcers, amputations, orthopedics and hospice & palliative care services. Services address the full range of functional, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and leisure needs typically exhibited by individuals requiring rehabilitation.
      Positions are also available for the Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder (SCI/D) Inpatient Department. This is a 30 bed CARF accredited acute rehabilitation unit providing care for acute and chronic health problems in the paralyzed patient. Services address the full range of functional, physical, cognitive, psychosocial and leisure needs typically exhibited by individuals requiring acute rehabilitation. The goal of nursing care and the interdisciplinary team on SCI/D is to treat patients and the prevention of complications associated with disease and disorder; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; educating patient/family to improve on self-care abilities, health maintenance, and rehabilitation. Specialized training to provide rehabilitation nursing and behavioral management is provided during orientation. Common nursing tasks include but are not limited to wound care, trach care, ostomy care, IV and PICC line care.
      4J is a 18 bed CARF accredited acute rehabilitation and polytrauma unit. Impairments most commonly treated on ward 4J are TBI, CVA, polytrauma, and amputee. Services address the full range of functional, physical, cognitive, psychosocial and leisure needs typically exhibited by individuals requiring acute rehabilitation. The goal of nursing care and the interdisciplinary team on 4J is to treat patients and the prevention of complications associated with disease and disorder; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; educating patient/family to improve on self-care abilities, health maintenance, and rehabilitation. Specialized training to provide rehabilitation nursing and behavioral management is provided during orientation.

      The inpatient staff nurse in CLC & SCI/D works rotating tours of duty, including weekends and holidays, to meet unit and resident care needs. All inpatient beds are equipped with ceiling lifts and other safety features. Inpatient staff nurses are expected to:
      Utilize the nursing process in managing, developing, implementing, and evaluating each resident's individual plan of care with the interdisciplinary team to attain specific clinical outcomes.
      Provide a full range of nursing care to residents with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
      Demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others.
      Participates in quality improvement activities and the evaluation of caregiver issues
      Assess learning needs of veterans, caregivers, and staff.
      Work collaboratively with all levels of health care professional and support staff to facilitate positive resident care outcomes.
      Effectively communicate with veterans, caregivers, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team
      Guide and direct resident care delivery of support staff





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Palliative care
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Nursing 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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