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Registered Nurse-Micu

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Durham , NC 27701

Posted 4 months ago

Duties

Summary

The Medical Intensive Care Unit is an 8-bed intensive care unit that delivers care to adult male/female patients with primary disease processes that include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pneumonia, cardiac, respiratory and/or renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, gastrointestinal bleed, sepsis, Cerebral Vascular Disease (CVA), acute hematologic disorders and/or tuberculosis (TB).
Responsibilities

The Medical Intensive Care Unit is an 8-bed intensive care unit that delivers care to adult male/female patients with primary disease processes that include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pneumonia, cardiac, respiratory and/or renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, gastrointestinal bleed, sepsis, Cerebral Vascular Disease (CVA), acute hematologic disorders and/or tuberculosis (TB). The patients in this unit routinely have multiple co-morbidities. The average length of stay for patients in the MICU ranges from 2 days to 2 weeks. Registered Nurses provide patient and family centered care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, who support patients and families in decision-making. The interdisciplinary needs of patients and families are met through collaboration with ancillary services to include Pharmacy, Laboratory, Dietary, Social Work, Chaplin, and Radiology. Specialty Care and services are available through consultation and are utilized as needed to ensure continuity and progression of care. Discharge planning and patient/family education is initiated on admission and continues throughout hospitalization. Interdisciplinary treatment and discharge planning is conducted daily during "rounds" and weekly during an organized interdisciplinary treatment and discharge planning conference. Therapeutic modalities include drug and parenteral therapy, respiratory therapy, diagnostic procedures, respiratory isolation, intracranial pressure monitoring (ICP) and management, cardioversion, esophageal tube management, tube feedings, drug titrations for pain control, cardiac rate/rhythm control, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), chemotherapy, and blood pressure (BP) control.
Four Most Common Patient Problems Requiring Nursing Care:
1.COPD with Acute Respiratory Failure.
2.Cardiac, Respiratory or Renal Failure.
3.Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
4.Gastrointestinal Bleed.
Work Schedule: 12 - hour day/night rotation with alternating weekends.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Functional Statement: Registered Nurse- MICU

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

Job family (Series)

Requirements

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


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.
Graduation from School of Nursing: 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.
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)
Registration: 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.
English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Preferred Qualifications:
A minimum of two years of successful nursing practice.
A minimum of two years Critical Care experience focused in Medical Surgical Nursing.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patients, families and other members of the interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated skills in decision-making, sound clinical judgment and critical-thinking abilities.
Demonstrated ability to use computer systems in support of patient care delivery.
Preferred Level of Education:
BSN
Preferred Certification(s):
ANCC for CCRN
ANCC for Medical Surgical Nursing
ACLS
BLS
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:
Applicants selected for the position must be able to pass a pre-employment physical as per VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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: . 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: .

Additional information

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 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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional 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.

Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

Cover Letter
DD-214
OF-306
Registered Nurse-License
Resume
SF-15
SF-50
Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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Registered Nurse-Micu

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration