4 days old
2018-07-132018-08-12

Nurse - Special Procedures Unit (SPU)

Las Vegas, NV
Summary
Duties

Nurse Special Procedures Unit (SPU) provides patient-centered nursing care to the veteran population.This veteran population is comprised of male and female individuals of various races/ethnicities, who possess education levels from grade school to college, may have served in various war eras, and pertain to various religions.The population age group served is age 18 and above.The functions as a member of the of the interdisciplinary healthcare team managing a defined by dynamic case load of patients.The nurse practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and the department nurse manager.The SPU nurse may be assigned to cross cover in other clinical areas within his/her competency level.The SPU nurse practices in the circulating and scrub role as assigned and provides on-call coverage as scheduled.The nurse is cross-trained into three areas of phase I and II recovery and patient intake assessment.The SPU staff nurse must provide basic life support (BLS), and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) certification.The SPU nurse is required to maintain competency in and provide conscious sedation.The incumbent is required to have intimate knowledge of reprocessing Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and high level disinfection (OPA-solutions); pre-cleaning and automatic reprocessing of flexible endoscopes.Making ethical and moral decisions surrounding patient care; acting sensitively with consideration to the diversity of the patient or group; assisting the provider during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to promote optimal patient outcomes by team collaboration, responding to emergency situations to promote optimal patient outcomes by recognizing changes in the patient's health status; documenting patient data to ensure continuity in the provision and coordination of patient care; assisting in the management of follow up care; collaborating with other health care professionals to ensure quality and continuity of care; serving as a patient advocate; acting as a resource for others; participating in continuing education; and monitoring performance by developing and participating in performance improvement activities, and other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manger,Specialty Medicine Clinics.The SPU nurse will need to familiarize self with how their activities impact VA's goal to implement sound stewardship practices that are protective of the air, water, land and other natural and cultural resources.


graph of estimated pay ranges
$59,964
$120,904
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/30/2018

Application Close Date
7/20/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • 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:
      RN-BC Registered Nurse, Certified (Ambulatory Care) or Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) or Certified Gastroneterology Registered Nurse (CGRN)

      RN -BC Registered Nurse, Board Certified (if baccalaureate nursing degree or higher).

      Four (4) to Five (5) years Medical-Surgical experience in Ambulatory Care/Hospital setting.

      Experience and demonstrated leadership ability in facilitating collaboration of service/departments in the planning and provision of care for diverse groups of patients.


      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: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over
      Heavy Carrying, 45 pounds and over
      Reaching above shoulder
      Use of fingers
      Both Hand required
      Walking (4 hours)
      Standing (4 hours)
      Repeated bending (2-4 hours)
      Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4
      Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other
      Depth perception
      Ability to distinguish basic colors
      Hearing (aid permitted)
      Mental and Emotional Stability
      Slippery or uneven walking surfaces
      Working with hands in water
      Working closely with others
      Working alone

  • 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 07/20/2018 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: CBAQ-10246654-18-LP

      Nurse Special Procedures Unit (SPU) provides patient-centered nursing care to the veteran population.This veteran population is comprised of male and female individuals of various races/ethnicities, who possess education levels from grade school to college, may have served in various war eras, and pertain to various religions.The population age group served is age 18 and above.The functions as a member of the of the interdisciplinary healthcare team managing a defined by dynamic case load of patients.The nurse practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and the department nurse manager.The SPU nurse may be assigned to cross cover in other clinical areas within his/her competency level.The SPU nurse practices in the circulating and scrub role as assigned and provides on-call coverage as scheduled.The nurse is cross-trained into three areas of phase I and II recovery and patient intake assessment.The SPU staff nurse must provide basic life support (BLS), and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) certification.The SPU nurse is required to maintain competency in and provide conscious sedation.The incumbent is required to have intimate knowledge of reprocessing Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and high level disinfection (OPA-solutions); pre-cleaning and automatic reprocessing of flexible endoscopes.Making ethical and moral decisions surrounding patient care; acting sensitively with consideration to the diversity of the patient or group; assisting the provider during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to promote optimal patient outcomes by team collaboration, responding to emergency situations to promote optimal patient outcomes by recognizing changes in the patient's health status; documenting patient data to ensure continuity in the provision and coordination of patient care; assisting in the management of follow up care; collaborating with other health care professionals to ensure quality and continuity of care; serving as a patient advocate; acting as a resource for others; participating in continuing education; and monitoring performance by developing and participating in performance improvement activities, and other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manger,Specialty Medicine Clinics.The SPU nurse will need to familiarize self with how their activities impact VA's goal to implement sound stewardship practices that are protective of the air, water, land and other natural and cultural resources.


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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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