Department Of Veterans Affairs Aspinwall , PA 15215
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
An exciting full-time opportunity exists for a Registered Nurse in the Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Program in the Community Based Care Service Line, at Aspinwall.
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The ADHC RN is responsible for:
Complete Psychosocial Assessments
Providing the diverse array of professional services required to effectively treat and manage the multiple interactive health, psychosocial, and functional impairments of Veterans.
Sharing common goals by collaborating and working independently in planning, problem solving, decision making, implementing, and evaluating team-related tasks.
Providing high quality care.
Advocating for the Veteran.
Reporting problems, in a timely manner, to program leadership.
Developing an ADHC policy and procedure guide to define and govern the clinical and administrative aspects of the program: this guide must be reviewed and revised at least every 3 years.
Preparing a written program information pamphlet to give to the Veteran, family, and caregiver when the Veteran is admitted to the ADHC Program.
Complying with VA policy regarding Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate orders, and providing a setting and an opportunity for Veterans and family members to address advance care planning. As part of each person's right to self-determination, every ADHC Veteran may accept or refuse any recommended medical treatment. It is recognized that many ADHC Veterans have either a debilitating chronic disease or a terminal illness, and are faced with the need to make decisions about life support measures.
Developing a facility-approved plan to care for Veterans in the event of severe weather, family emergency, terrorist attack, or other emergent situations. This plan must comply with the facility's disaster preparedness procedures.
A commitment to discipline-specific and age-competency standards of practice. Staff must be dedicated to the concept of improving or maintaining the functional level of Veterans who are elderly or disabled, using a holistic approach and optimizing their independence.
An ability to effectively function autonomously, as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
A clinical background, which includes demonstrated competency in assessment, problem solving, group leadership skills, home and community-based care, and teaching.
Work Schedule: 7:30 AM -4:00 PM
Duty Station: Aspinwall
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.
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.
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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
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.
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.
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.