The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System is currently recruiting for 2 New Graduate Nurses for the RN- (Transition to Practice Program) which is designed for the new graduate nurse who has completed an entry level nursing degree program. Classes for completion of this program are held at the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System, at both the Montrose, NY and Castle Point, NY campuses. The program is tentatively scheduled to start in January 2019.
This is an entry level Nurse I Position*
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The RN Transition to Practice training program was developed to support new nursing graduates during the first year of practice in an acute care, extended care and mental health settings. The graduate nurse will participate in an orientation program and be assigned to a qualified preceptor who will work closely with him/her during the unit based clinical orientation.
The transition to practice program is a 12-month program; however, the length of clinical orientation will vary according to the needs and progress of the nurse. Clinical experiences and didactic sessions are scheduled during the year to facilitate transition and achieve competency in key knowledge, skills, and responsibilities of a registered nurse. Transition to Practice Nurses are required to attend all scheduled learning experiences and complete required projects, evaluations, and written assignments.
Transition to Practice Nurses are expected to: Have an active, non-restricted RN license; Attend classes and rotation opportunities in specialty/clinical areas as assigned; Complete assignments, evidenced based project, and evaluations within the required time frame.
The majority of the orientation will take place on the day tour from 7:30am-4pm, however rotation to evenings/nights will be required to meet unit clinical needs. Be available to work as scheduled on assigned units.
The work week will vary, but includes weekdays, weekends and holidays. Shifts are 8 hours from 11:30pm-8am; 7:30am-4pm; 3:30pm-12am. (Please note- during the 12-month Transition to Practice Program, the Transition to Practice nurse will be placed in a vacant position which could be on days, evenings or nights. Preference for scheduling is based on the unit's need). Attend graduation recognition ceremony. Upon completion of the 12-month program, participants who successfully complete the program requirements will be honored and presented with a certificate of completion.
This is an entry level Nurse I position; must have less than one (1) year of nursing experience.
AHA BLS and ACLS certification is required.
Work Schedule: Must be available to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Relocation Expenses: No
Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Functional Statement Title: Nurse I
Occasional travel - You will be required to work at both the Montrose, NY and Castle Point, NY campuses
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Must have current, unrestricted, full RN licensure
Must be a current Graduate Nurse with less than one (1) year of nursing experience
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.
AHA BLS and ACLS Certification is required
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.
The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over.
This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required up to 50 pounds.
The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
In addition, the incumbent must be emotionally stable and adjust to different types of personalities, demonstrating cheerfulness, compassion, courtesy and concern. He/she must be quick and dependable in taking emergency action as directed and use initiative in preventing accidents.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
The RN Transition to Practice Program design and content are guided by: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Entry to Practice Nurse Residency Programs (CCNE, 2015) and the Veterans Health Administration Directive 2011-039.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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