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

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?

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.

The position is located in the Same Day Surgery Unit at the University Drive division in the Surgery Service.


Duties

This position is located in the Surgical Service VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and is accountable to the Nurse Manager, PACU/ASU/SDPU. The incumbent must be able to rotate through the SDPU, PACU, Regional Anesthesia Block area, and ASU. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively utilizes all aspects of the nursing process to provide optimal nursing care to patients during their immediate post-operative and/or post anesthesia recovery period.
  • Practices within the guidelines of the policies, procedures, and standards of care relative to post-anesthesia, post-operative, and critical care nursing.
  • Monitors patient and administers medications for moderate sedation under the direction of the attending anesthesiologist during procedures.
  • Assists the attending physician in the administration of regional anesthesia.
  • Recognizes and responds promptly and appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Effectively communicates with appropriate nursing, surgical and anesthesia personnel.
  • Participates in SDPU/ASU/PAR teaching conferences, quality improvement, and research activities.
  • Tours of duty and assignments will be flexible to meet patient care needs.

Work Schedule:
8 hour tours available: 8:00am-4:30pm; 10:00am-6:30pm; 12 noon-8:30pm;
10 hour tours available: 6:00am-4:30pm; 7:00am-5:30pm; 8:00am-6:30pm; 9:00am-7:30pm; 10:00am-8:30pm;
12 hour tours available: 6:00am-6:30pm; 7:00am-7:30pm; 8:00am-8:30pm;

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
This is a Bargaining Unit Position
This position is ineligible for telework
Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse








graph of estimated pay ranges
$64,478

$85,752





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/10/2018



Application Close Date

2/26/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS



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/Education:
      • 2 years of recent Critical Care or PACU experience
      • ACLS BLS certification
      • IV insertion
      • BSN 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 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/26/2018 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: CCBC-10108644-18-RD




      This position is located in the Surgical Service VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and is accountable to the Nurse Manager, PACU/ASU/SDPU. The incumbent must be able to rotate through the SDPU, PACU, Regional Anesthesia Block area, and ASU. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

      • Effectively utilizes all aspects of the nursing process to provide optimal nursing care to patients during their immediate post-operative and/or post anesthesia recovery period.
      • Practices within the guidelines of the policies, procedures, and standards of care relative to post-anesthesia, post-operative, and critical care nursing.
      • Monitors patient and administers medications for moderate sedation under the direction of the attending anesthesiologist during procedures.
      • Assists the attending physician in the administration of regional anesthesia.
      • Recognizes and responds promptly and appropriately to emergency situations.
      • Effectively communicates with appropriate nursing, surgical and anesthesia personnel.
      • Participates in SDPU/ASU/PAR teaching conferences, quality improvement, and research activities.
      • Tours of duty and assignments will be flexible to meet patient care needs.

      Work Schedule:
      8 hour tours available: 8:00am-4:30pm; 10:00am-6:30pm; 12 noon-8:30pm;
      10 hour tours available: 6:00am-4:30pm; 7:00am-5:30pm; 8:00am-6:30pm; 9:00am-7:30pm; 10:00am-8:30pm;
      12 hour tours available: 6:00am-6:30pm; 7:00am-7:30pm; 8:00am-8:30pm;

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
      This is a Bargaining Unit Position
      This position is ineligible for telework
      Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Nursing - Management
  • Operating Room
  • 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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