14 days old
2017-11-292017-12-29

Staff Nurse (ICU)

Long Beach, CA

This announcement is recruiting for critical care nurses to serve in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System Campus.

As a Staff Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Some of the primary duties are: Administer blood products; apply the nursing process (assessment, plan, implement and evaluate) for all patients in the ICU; uses pain scale to complete initial pain assessment, reassessment of pain and evaluate effectiveness of pain management and utilizes pain assessment for cognitively impaired patient when appropriate; completes all electronic/written nursing documentation (nursing admission assessment, shift documentation notes, trifolds, etc.); utilizes the appropriate notes for critical value notification, skin documentation, fall assessment, CIWA and heparin protocols and proper use of BCMA; demonstrates competency of mobilization devices and lift devices; initiate and manage gastric decompression, gastric lavage and gastric/intestinal tube feeding; initiate, maintain and discontinue IV access and therapy; discontinue arterial lines and/or central line; manage IV fluids, vasoactive medication drips and IV pain management drips, Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pump, and epidural infusions; administer intravenous medications by infusion or direct IV push as ordered by the physician and medically safe; manage patient on intra-aortic balloon pump, pacemaker therapy (transcutaneous and transvenous) and perform 12-lead EKG and right sided leads when necessary; The incumbent will also be expected to manage patients airways to include: Endo tracheal tubes, Tracheotomies, Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) oral/naso-pharyngeal airways and oral airways; monitor and assess neuromuscular blockade with the peripheral nerve stimulator; monitor and assess patients receiving procedural sedation/analgesia for procedures; obtain blood specimens from venous, central venous access catheter (i.e. PICC, Swan ganz), arterial catheters and pulmonary artery catheters; obtain blood specimens through venous and arterial phlebotomy when needed; perform hemodynamic monitoring with care of venous and arterial access sites and integrate numerical values with patients assessment; perform dressing changes for all central lines, arterial lines, IV sites, surgical and non-surgical wounds utilizing aseptic/sterile technique as appropriate; provide care to acute hemodialysis patients, utilizing dialysis unit nurses as a resource; review, verify and do 24 hour chart review of electronic physician orders in the clinical setting; take telephonic/verbal orders with write down, read backverification and electronic computer entry; utilize isolation precautions as appropriate; provide post-anesthesia monitoring and care for all cardio thoracic patients and for other patients according to circumstances especially off hours or previously admitted to ICU as needed. Incumbent leads by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility. Ensures that whenever possible works to cultivate partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs. The ICU nurse will be expected to recover post anesthesia/surgery patients.

Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. Perform emergent care in critical/crisis situation. Review and update patient database, patient care plans and other forms as appropriate. Excellent customer service and communication skills are required.

Work schedules may vary.

We are a 24/7 operation. Incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and off-tour to meet the needs of our Veterans.

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.






graph of estimated pay ranges
$76,405

$137,890





Job Details



Application Open Date

3/21/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




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

    • Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:Please visit the VA for Vetssite 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.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • U.S. citizenship
      • English language proficiency
      • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
      • Registration Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA
      • Educational requirements can be met as follows:

      (1) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). OR

      (2) 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. OR

      (3) 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 following requirements are preferred for this position:

      • At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).

      BSN Preferred

      BLS and ACLScertification from a VA approved certifying body

      One Year or greater recent ICU nursing experience

      Completion of a critical care course/training/orientation preferred

      One year or greater telemetry/DOU nursing experience

      CCRN preferred.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

      Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by aProfessional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: light lifting, under 15 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, straight pulling (1 Hour) pulling hand over hand (1.5 hours), pushing (1 hours), reaching above sholders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (12 hours), standing (12 hours) repeated bending (4 hours) climbing, legs only (.2 hours) both legs required ( prothsis Ok) Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, specific visual lrequirements (specify)- good vision in one eye. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted), able to hear using a stethoscope for vital signs. able to crawl when needed, and able to kneel when needed.





  • 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, 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.





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

    • To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below). The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 01, 2017.

      To begin the process, click the Apply Online buttonto create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted. We are not responsible for incompatible software, illegible/incomplete fax transmissions, interruptions in internet service, etc.

      Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

      If you cannot apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
      2. Printform 1203FXto 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. 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 theVacancy ID: 1930549. 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. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: Many


      Job Position: VR-1930549-T38-17-64-MWF




      This announcement is recruiting for critical care nurses to serve in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System Campus.

      As a Staff Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Some of the primary duties are: Administer blood products; apply the nursing process (assessment, plan, implement and evaluate) for all patients in the ICU; uses pain scale to complete initial pain assessment, reassessment of pain and evaluate effectiveness of pain management and utilizes pain assessment for cognitively impaired patient when appropriate; completes all electronic/written nursing documentation (nursing admission assessment, shift documentation notes, trifolds, etc.); utilizes the appropriate notes for critical value notification, skin documentation, fall assessment, CIWA and heparin protocols and proper use of BCMA; demonstrates competency of mobilization devices and lift devices; initiate and manage gastric decompression, gastric lavage and gastric/intestinal tube feeding; initiate, maintain and discontinue IV access and therapy; discontinue arterial lines and/or central line; manage IV fluids, vasoactive medication drips and IV pain management drips, Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pump, and epidural infusions; administer intravenous medications by infusion or direct IV push as ordered by the physician and medically safe; manage patient on intra-aortic balloon pump, pacemaker therapy (transcutaneous and transvenous) and perform 12-lead EKG and right sided leads when necessary; The incumbent will also be expected to manage patients airways to include: Endo tracheal tubes, Tracheotomies, Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) oral/naso-pharyngeal airways and oral airways; monitor and assess neuromuscular blockade with the peripheral nerve stimulator; monitor and assess patients receiving procedural sedation/analgesia for procedures; obtain blood specimens from venous, central venous access catheter (i.e. PICC, Swan ganz), arterial catheters and pulmonary artery catheters; obtain blood specimens through venous and arterial phlebotomy when needed; perform hemodynamic monitoring with care of venous and arterial access sites and integrate numerical values with patients assessment; perform dressing changes for all central lines, arterial lines, IV sites, surgical and non-surgical wounds utilizing aseptic/sterile technique as appropriate; provide care to acute hemodialysis patients, utilizing dialysis unit nurses as a resource; review, verify and do 24 hour chart review of electronic physician orders in the clinical setting; take telephonic/verbal orders with write down, read backverification and electronic computer entry; utilize isolation precautions as appropriate; provide post-anesthesia monitoring and care for all cardio thoracic patients and for other patients according to circumstances especially off hours or previously admitted to ICU as needed. Incumbent leads by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility. Ensures that whenever possible works to cultivate partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs. The ICU nurse will be expected to recover post anesthesia/surgery patients.

      Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. Perform emergent care in critical/crisis situation. Review and update patient database, patient care plans and other forms as appropriate. Excellent customer service and communication skills are required.

      Work schedules may vary.

      We are a 24/7 operation. Incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and off-tour to meet the needs of our Veterans.

      DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dialysis
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Therapy - Others
  • Wound Care

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.

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Staff Nurse (ICU)

VA Medical Center
Long Beach, CA

Share this job

Staff Nurse (ICU)

VA Medical Center
Long Beach, CA
US

Separate email addresses with commas

Enter valid email address for sender.

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast