Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse (3-North) Acute Care Nursing (Part-Time) in Tucson, Arizona
Summary As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. The Veterans Health Administration is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. Responsibilities 3 North is a fast-paced, 24-bed telemetry unit which cares for medical and surgical patients. 3 North RNs, along with nursing assistants, provide stellar care to our nation's veterans. The 3 North Acute Care Registered Nurses provide care with the assistance of nursing assistants and a variety of support services. Nurses implement the nursing process, collaborate with physicians and a multidisciplinary care team and provide psychological support to patients and families. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. 3 North RNs will attend the Rhythm Interpretation and Treatment Modalities class, successfully pass the final exam, and become qualified to sit telemetry. This unit cares for patients with both acute and chronic medical conditions as well as patients that are on observation status (post-procedural cardiac catheterizations, ablations, pacemakers, etc.) This position is a direct patient care position requiring Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications to be attained and maintained continuously throughout employment. Charge RN in ratio and/or out of ratio as appropriate. Precepts and mentors new staff and students. Collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team to deliver timely, efficient, and effective care to our Veterans. Completes TMS and Elsevier education modules in a timely manner, prior to due date. Enters timely leave requests into VATAS per SAVAHCS Leave and Absence System for Employees Memorandum. Documents notes appropriately as per SAVAHCS Documentation Memorandum. Maintain current ACLS and BLS certifications, and current Quarterly RQI assignments. Maintain Environment of Care per SAVAHCS Environment of Care Rounds Memorandum. Pass Rhythm Interpretation & Treatment Modalities class; orient to tele, become tele certified, and routinely serve as telemetry monitoring personnel in order to maintain competency. Care of the cardiac patient including post-cath care and EP wires, and CABG patients. Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred Experience: 1+ year of recent medical/surgical nursing with telemetry experience. Work Schedule: NIGHTS 7:30PM to 8:00AM, with Rotations Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/06/2021. 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. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: 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. 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. 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 VA for Vets 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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.