10 days old
2017-12-072018-01-15

RN Telemetry Unit A3N

Detroit, MI

The incumbent practices as a registered nurse in the Telemetry Unit, Nursing Section of Patient Care Services within the Detroit VAMC. The Telemetry Unit is a specialty care unit that's scope of care include the continuous observation of the heart's electrical activity. Their primary diagnoses include post cardiac cath procedure, pacemaker, CHF, as well as cardiac disease and other medical illnesses requiring continuous cardiac monitoring. The age of the patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The RN is the primary nurse for a defined group of patients for a specified tour of duty. The nurse demonstrates knowledge and competency in advanced cardiac nursing skills such as hemodynamic monitoring, early recognition of cardiac lethal dysrhythmias and effective treatment of life threatening cardiac complications. The nurse follows approved Telemetry Unit protocols and works collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary Telemetry team. Based upon education and experience, the nurse may be assigned responsibility as preceptor or charge nurse. Must be comfortable covering Step-down patients if the need arises. The RN must assess and monitor the patient closely in order to identify subtle changes in a patient's condition that warrant immediate intervention. Patients admitted tend to be medically stable, requiring constant cardiac monitoring and continual adjustment of treatments, such as the dosing of multiple intravenous medications. The RN must be able to interpret, integrate and respond to a wide array of clinical information.



Responsible but not limited to the following major responsibilities:

*Chest tube procedures/care

*Moderate Sedation

*Central/PICC Line care and dressing changes

*Titration of selected vasoactive drugs such as nitroglycerin

*Cardioversion

*TEE procedure

*Stroke protocol

*Epidural catheter insertion, management and removal

*Assess, monitor and manage patients requiring renal therapeutic intervention; e.g. hemodialysis, stents and urostomies

*Recognition of signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary emergencies

*Initiating standard interventions to stabilize a patient awaiting transfer to ICU.SDU

*Cardiac catheterization

*Manage patients with complex wounds with fistulas, drains, and vacuum-assisted closure devices

*TPN

*RME

*Blood Transfusions

*Pacemaker Permanent/Transvenous

*Administering medications for procedural sedation and monitoring a patient during the procedure

*Charge Nurse duties

Work Schedule:








graph of estimated pay ranges
$55,023

$93,375





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/7/2017



Application Close Date

12/26/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Permanent Current VHA Employees



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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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. t
        • 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.
      Preferred Experience: Experience in the Duties of position

      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 12/26/2017 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: IMP-10090287-18-MAJ




      The incumbent practices as a registered nurse in the Telemetry Unit, Nursing Section of Patient Care Services within the Detroit VAMC. The Telemetry Unit is a specialty care unit that's scope of care include the continuous observation of the heart's electrical activity. Their primary diagnoses include post cardiac cath procedure, pacemaker, CHF, as well as cardiac disease and other medical illnesses requiring continuous cardiac monitoring. The age of the patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The RN is the primary nurse for a defined group of patients for a specified tour of duty. The nurse demonstrates knowledge and competency in advanced cardiac nursing skills such as hemodynamic monitoring, early recognition of cardiac lethal dysrhythmias and effective treatment of life threatening cardiac complications. The nurse follows approved Telemetry Unit protocols and works collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary Telemetry team. Based upon education and experience, the nurse may be assigned responsibility as preceptor or charge nurse. Must be comfortable covering Step-down patients if the need arises. The RN must assess and monitor the patient closely in order to identify subtle changes in a patient's condition that warrant immediate intervention. Patients admitted tend to be medically stable, requiring constant cardiac monitoring and continual adjustment of treatments, such as the dosing of multiple intravenous medications. The RN must be able to interpret, integrate and respond to a wide array of clinical information.



      Responsible but not limited to the following major responsibilities:

      *Chest tube procedures/care

      *Moderate Sedation

      *Central/PICC Line care and dressing changes

      *Titration of selected vasoactive drugs such as nitroglycerin

      *Cardioversion

      *TEE procedure

      *Stroke protocol

      *Epidural catheter insertion, management and removal

      *Assess, monitor and manage patients requiring renal therapeutic intervention; e.g. hemodialysis, stents and urostomies

      *Recognition of signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary emergencies

      *Initiating standard interventions to stabilize a patient awaiting transfer to ICU.SDU

      *Cardiac catheterization

      *Manage patients with complex wounds with fistulas, drains, and vacuum-assisted closure devices

      *TPN

      *RME

      *Blood Transfusions

      *Pacemaker Permanent/Transvenous

      *Administering medications for procedural sedation and monitoring a patient during the procedure

      *Charge Nurse duties

      Work Schedule:







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • CRNA
  • Dialysis
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - Management
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Therapy - Others

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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