18 days old
2018-08-022018-09-16
Summary
Duties

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Orients patient to the laboratory, describes equipment and its function. Reviews chart for proper consent, checks lab results for contraindications to procedure and alerts cardiologist to abnormal results. Reviews procedure with patient, describes the flow of events, sensations and sounds the patient will experience. Outlines the patient's role in the study and establishes a good rapport with patients.
  • Aseptically prepares patient and the surgical field, selects required instruments, catheters, guide wires and ancillary equipment necessary for the prescribed procedure. Preps and drapes patient according to protocol
  • Provides venous access via initiation of an intravenous line and sets IV pump to ordered drip rate and medication dosage.
  • Prepares and administers cardiac medications
  • Monitors patient's physiological responses and informs physician as appropriate. Administers and monitors patients receiving anxiolysis or moderate sedation for all cardiac cath procedures or transesophageal echo procedures.
  • Provides critical care level nursing to critically ill patients which includes maintaining a patient on the ventilator, adjusting critical care medications, critical assessments and notifying staff of changes.
  • Sets up computers in order to acquire, reconstruct and analyze data using various computer software and peripheral devices (digital imaging, and video formatters) to quantitate coronary lesions and to generate ventricular analysis reports, cardiac output, gradients, valve areas and other diagnostic parameters for patient reports.
  • Assists in intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) by calibrating the machine and correlating the mechanics of the IABP with the cardiac cycle and/or pressure waveform.
  • maintains sterile field, helps with catheter exchanges, injections, and balloon dilatation, provides supplies, administes medications, monitors patient and responds to emergencies, hemodynamic and ECG monitoring, and ensures optimal performance of radiological equipment.
  • Removes arterial and venous sheaths and achieves effective hemostasis.
  • Assists in collecting blood and expired gas samples to determine Fick and thermodilution cardiac outputs.
  • Dopplers patients with suspected peripheral vascular disease to determine: a) the best approach; and b) document peripheral flow post cath.
Work Schedule: Days with on-call duty
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

This is a 0.4 FTEE position (32 hours per pay period)
graph of estimated pay ranges
$66,000
$121,889
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/16/2018

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
16 Hours


  • 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.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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:
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • 2-3 years of critical care experience
      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.

      Physical Requirements: standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 6 hours), stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning; repositioning patients; assisting with transfers; pushing or lifting in excess of 45 pounds; requires visual (corrected to 20/30 or better with color discrimination) and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care; arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position; ability to work on computers for extended periods of time.
  • 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 09/30/2018 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:
      Job Position: CBBY-10217692-18-RET

      Duties include but are not limited to:

      • Orients patient to the laboratory, describes equipment and its function. Reviews chart for proper consent, checks lab results for contraindications to procedure and alerts cardiologist to abnormal results. Reviews procedure with patient, describes the flow of events, sensations and sounds the patient will experience. Outlines the patient's role in the study and establishes a good rapport with patients.
      • Aseptically prepares patient and the surgical field, selects required instruments, catheters, guide wires and ancillary equipment necessary for the prescribed procedure. Preps and drapes patient according to protocol
      • Provides venous access via initiation of an intravenous line and sets IV pump to ordered drip rate and medication dosage.
      • Prepares and administers cardiac medications
      • Monitors patient's physiological responses and informs physician as appropriate. Administers and monitors patients receiving anxiolysis or moderate sedation for all cardiac cath procedures or transesophageal echo procedures.
      • Provides critical care level nursing to critically ill patients which includes maintaining a patient on the ventilator, adjusting critical care medications, critical assessments and notifying staff of changes.
      • Sets up computers in order to acquire, reconstruct and analyze data using various computer software and peripheral devices (digital imaging, and video formatters) to quantitate coronary lesions and to generate ventricular analysis reports, cardiac output, gradients, valve areas and other diagnostic parameters for patient reports.
      • Assists in intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) by calibrating the machine and correlating the mechanics of the IABP with the cardiac cycle and/or pressure waveform.
      • maintains sterile field, helps with catheter exchanges, injections, and balloon dilatation, provides supplies, administes medications, monitors patient and responds to emergencies, hemodynamic and ECG monitoring, and ensures optimal performance of radiological equipment.
      • Removes arterial and venous sheaths and achieves effective hemostasis.
      • Assists in collecting blood and expired gas samples to determine Fick and thermodilution cardiac outputs.
      • Dopplers patients with suspected peripheral vascular disease to determine: a) the best approach; and b) document peripheral flow post cath.
      Work Schedule: Days with on-call duty
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

      This is a 0.4 FTEE position (32 hours per pay period)

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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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