Registered Nurse (Multiple Specialties) OCA FT NTE TEMP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 669486800
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) for Miami VA Healthcare System looking for Registered Nurses (Multiple Specialties) FT NTE TEMP, for Nursing service in support of critical hiring shortages in the VA. It will remain open until 12-30-2022 or until filled. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications is 08-15-2022. Eligible applications received after this will be referred at regular intervals on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Preferred Experience: Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Minimum of 2 years (in the area applied) Current BLS/ACLS certification Additional Preferred Experience per Specialty Ambulatory Care RN clinical outpatient or ambulatory care experience Telephone triage experience 2-3 Years RN experience Critical care: PCU/MICU 2-3 years of RN in critical care experience Surgical intensive care experience including open-heart surgery EKG interpretation and interventions Successful completion and certificate of critical care course Emergency Department 2-3 years experience in Emergency Care/ Critical Care Setting PALS certification Certification in area of expertise Proficient in interpreting EKG Long-term Care Rehab experience 2-3 years Med/Surg experience Rehab certification Medical Surgery/Telemetry 2 years of clinical nursing practice on a medical surgical unit Telemetry training Mental Health Certification in an area of expertise 2-3 years experience in nursing Mental/Behavioral Health Operating Room 2 year of recent OR experience with complex surgical procedure Circulator and scrub nurse Recovery Room (PACU) 2-3 years experience in PACU/Critical Care Spinal Cord Injury BSN preferred SCI/Rehab experience preferred Spinal cord injury/disorder interest or experience in rehabilitation nursing preferred CRRN (Rehabilitation) certification preferred 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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. Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may 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 operative/ invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast paced, requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a noisy environment. ["Comprehensive Total Rewards Package: VA Nurse Total Rewards NOTE: These positions will support the Federal Government's response efforts to shortages throughout VA in critical need areas. This is a TEMPORARY - FULL TIME appointment not to exceed one year and one day. Open Continuous Announcement- Applications expire after 3 months, the application requires updating to continue to be considered. There are vacancies for RN in a variety of specialty areas to include: Ambulatory Care Critical Care (MICU, SICU, PCU) Emergency Department Medical Surgery/Telemetry Long Term Care Mental Health Operating Room Recovery Room (PACU) Spinal Cord Injury The RN delivers patient-family-centered care in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based quality care, safety, and service. Demonstrates the following core competencies and behaviors: veteran-centric care, nursing process, technical skills, communication, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, flexibility, organizational skills, accountability, and leadership. Duties may include but are not limited to: Ambulatory Care Delivers patient-family-centered care competently utilizing evidence-based quality, safety, and veteran-centric care standards. Prepares patients for, and assists with examinations, procedures and treatments. Executes nursing interventions by coordinating care across the continuum. Provides safe, ethical, and culturally congruent care. Critical Care (MICU, SICU, PCU) Monitor and evaluates seriously ill patients. Demonstrates sound decision-making in emergency scenarios based on patient conditions such as vital signs, patient presentation, and assessments including monitoring patient with Pulmonary Artery Catheter, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, and Ventilator support. Emergency Department Assesses, implements, and evaluates the plan of care for patients utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. Determines the health status and needs of patients through the interpretation of data and preventive practice in collaboration with patients and interdisciplinary health care team members. Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Medical Surgery/Telemetry Responsible for managing the day to day care/needs of acutely ill adult patients requiring cardiac monitoring, frequent assessments, and interventions. Cares for patients experiencing general medical conditions or surgical procedures, which require assessments related to specific conditions. Administers medication. Completes documentation requirements. Supports patient self-determination and health promotion. Monitoring and interpretation of telemetry Mental Health Provides direct and indirect nursing care to meet physiological, psychosocial, and emotional needs of the patient. Participates in problem-solving activities of the health care team by attending unit meetings, utilizing positive interpersonal skills and appropriate channels to initiate change. Long Term Care Responsible for providing total comprehensive nursing to patients and their families through the implementation of a plan of care. Directs, monitors, and evaluates nursing care in accordance with established policies/procedures. Operating Room (OR) Responsible for the safe, effective, and efficient care of the patient in the operating room before, during and after surgical procedures. Ensures the OR is prepared with all necessary supplies, implants, instrumentation, and equipment. Assess patients quickly, prioritize, and assist the surgeons during procedures. Recovery Room(PACU) Closely monitor patients' post-procedure vital signs, assess levels of consciousness, and carefully observe patients for any side effects from anesthesia. Collaborates with physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, technologists, and other hospital personnel as necessary to provide quality patient care. Works with a high level of attention to ensure each patient safely transitions from an anesthetized state to responsiveness. Spinal Cord Injury (SCID) Provide direct care services to a culturally diverse group of patients with medical/surgical and rehabilitation needs through coordination of services Provide nursing care for active duty and veteran patients with SCI disorders. Patient population includes Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS) Work Schedule: Multiple Shifts, includes Days, Mid-Shift, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays/On Call; 12hr and 8hr; Flexibility is required in schedule and assignments to ensure coverage for the operations of the facility.\nPay Schedule: Salary listed is a range for all specialties included, starting salary will be set based on the location and specialty of the position selected to fill.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nRecruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.