Student Nurse Technician

Department Of Veterans Affairs West Roxbury , MA 02132

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Provide direct patient-centered care for complex, acute and long-term patients/residents. The SNT administratively and clinically reports to the Nurse Manager of the assigned unit. The SNT functions under the direct supervision of the RN who is responsible for the coordination of patient care. Students receive an orientation to an assignment and perform allied nursing functions defined as direct and indirect activities related to patient care as appropriately delegated by the accountable RN.

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Responsibilities

This is a temporary position located in one of three divisions of the VA Boston Healthcare System: Brockton (12 positions), Jamaica Plain (7 positions) and West Roxbury (10 positions), Massachusetts. Assignments are in various patient care settings of the Medical Center.

WORK SCHEDULE: Intermittent (Per Diem) for up to 1 Year with rotations to weekends/holidays, day shift, evening shift or overnight shift and other shifts; Schedules vary based on assignment

Functional Statement #442A

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Notifications:

  • This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay

  • Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized

  • Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus as needed

  • Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.

  • A copy of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification will be required from the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment. It is required that the BLS Certification must be from the American Heart Association.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be reviewed and processed periodically throughout the posting period and tentative offers will be made. The Announcement will be closed earlier than the posted closing date if all 29 positions are filled prior to that date.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

4

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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 may be required

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

  • 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

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

  • Language Proficiency: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. Provisions of appendix II-I of chapter 3, this part will be used, as applicable, to determine that title 5 employees in direct patient-care positions meet the English language proficiency requirements of 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).

  • Education: Enrollment in an accredited BSN program: the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); OR the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Must be enrolled at least time and in good standing as a sophomore or junior nursing student in an accredited BSN program. Supporting documentation must be submitted for consideration.

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate lifting (15-44lbs);

  • Moderate Carrying (15-44lbs);

  • Straight Pulling (up to one hour);

  • Pushing (1-2 hours);

  • Reaching above shoulder;

  • Use of fingers, both hands required;

  • Walking (up to 3 hours);

  • Standing (4-6 hours);

  • Repeated bending (2 hours);

  • Both legs required;

  • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously;

  • Near vision correctable at 13" to 16";

  • Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20.40 in the other;

  • Depth perception;

  • Ability to distinguish basic colors;

  • Emotional and Mental stability;

  • Hearing (aid permitted)

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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Student Nurse Technician

Department Of Veterans Affairs