Registered Nurse - Float Pool - Staff Nurse

Department Of Veterans Affairs Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Summary

The Registered Nurse will be responsible for managing complex patient situations, acts as a patient advocate, and provides supportive assistance to all members of the healthcare team. The incumbent is a Registered Nurse who is responsible for the clinical, administrative, research and educational aspects of the assignment.

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Responsibilities

Duties and or responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Functions as a clinical, educational or administrative leader, pacesetter or role model for peers and personnel under their supervision.

  • Initiates problem identification; seeks resolution; follows through with implementation; evaluates by defining in terms of improved health care.

  • Collaborates with appropriate resource/administrative personnel.

  • Consistently utilizes the nursing process to provide a comprehensive, realistic, patient-centered plan of care.

  • Utilizes the assessment to determine nursing diagnoses.

  • Identifies potential problems and writes appropriate nursing/medical orders/interventions as per clinical privileges.

  • Evaluates the nursing and medical care delivered to each patient and modifies plan of care as needed.

  • Consults with appropriate staff in addressing ethical issues.

  • Identifies and communicates ethical issues to health team and or other appropriate persons.

  • Participates in ethical decisions making process.

  • Utilizes the computer appropriately and maintains access security.

  • Consults with appropriate resources to asses the needs in collaboration with other health team members.

  • Serves as a resource person at the unit level in facilitating the implementation of Patient Care Programs (i. e. Performance Improvement, Infection Control, Recruitment, Retention, and Safety Regulations).

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • One year or more of Telemetry experience preferred.
  • BLS and ACLS Certification required.

Work Schedule: 8 Hour Shifts

  • Monday

  • Sunday: Days, Evenings, & Nights. (Shift To Be Determined During Interview & Selection.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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0610 Nurse

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

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

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.

Current BLS and ACLS, by the American Heart Association or other entity recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs, required at time of employment.

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.

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires a combination of walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, pulling, and pushing with potentially long periods of sitting. Transferring objects may occasionally be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or during patient procedures and care. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Use of fingers, both hands, and near and far vision is required.

Education

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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