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RN Acute Care - Acute Care

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Lake City
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

RN Acute CareSummary

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is recruiting for Registered Nurses to work in the Medical Units (Cardiac, Oncology, Neuro, General Med/Surg) at the Malcom Randall & Lake City VA Medical Centers. Come join our team of health care professionals in caring for our Veterans.

A recruitment/relocation incentive may be considered for highly qualified candidates.

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

02/02/2022 to 12/30/2022


* Salary

$53,100 - $112,652 per year

A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.


* Pay scale & grade

VN 00


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Locations

many vacancies in the following locations:

* Gainesville, FL


* Lake City, FL




* Telework eligible

No


* Travel Required

Not required


* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


* Appointment type

Permanent


* Work schedule

Full-time


* Service

Excepted


* Promotion potential

None


* Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse


* Supervisory status

No


* Security clearance

Not Required


* Drug test

Yes


* Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk


* Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness


* Announcement number

CBTC-11365295-22-GP


* Control number

634732300



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This job is open to

* The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.



Clarification from the agency

This vacancy announcement is open to employees of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, affiliated Community Based and Outpatient Clinics, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA-Wide) and US Citizens

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Duties

The Medicine Units specialize in the medical care of an array of patients including, but not limited to, patients with neurological, pulmonary, endocrine, hematologic and cardiac disorders. We also serve as an Epilepsy Center of Excellence as well as provide oncology services including chemotherapy administration. All Medical Units are equipped with telemetry monitoring capability.

Experience with patient assessment and communication, IV therapy including continuous medication infusions, use of central lines and telemetry is preferred. Effective use of computerized medication administration and documentation is required. The Nursing Service department encourages individual and team accountability and shared decision-making while applying current Joint Commission standards using Evidenced Based practice.

Duties Include:

* Assesses patient's biopsychosocial needs
* Formulates a plan of care based on nursing and healthcare team assessments
* Provides nursing care to meet patient's needs
* Evaluates patient status and response to care; recognizes actual or potential changes in patients' condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the care plan accordingly
* Documents the nursing process
* Initiates effective, appropriate, and safe actions in emergencies
* Recognizes medical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates and guides others in the implementation of appropriate and timely actions
* Treats customers in a courteous and helpful manner that indicates dignity and respect
* Ensures that, within the scope of duties, confidential information is at all times safeguarded

Work Schedule: 12 hours shifts in a 24/7 environment, day shift and night shifts available

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment/relocation incentive may be considered for highly qualified candidates.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* 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, 12/30/2022

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.
* Education: 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.
* Licensure: 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:

* 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 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. The full performance level of this vacancy is Grade 03. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 01 to 03.Professional Standards Board: a peer-review board (the Professional Standards Board) will recommend the grade and salary paid to the person selected based on that person's qualifications.

Preferred Experience:

Experience is preferred in the following areas: cardiac, renal, urology, pulmonary, hematology/oncology, neurology and endocrinology.

Bachelors in Nursing preferred

Demonstrates dependability and flexibility

Demonstrates a strong ability to function independently

Experienced working with an Interdisciplinary Team

Demonstrates excellent communication skills

Demonstrates computer skills

Medical/ Surgical certification or specialty certification preferred

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

A recruitment/relocation incentive may be considered for highly qualified candidates.

Please Note: This announcement is scheduled to close on December 30, 2022, or until all vacancies are filled. Applications will be reviewed the first and 15th of each month.

Testing Designated Position: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

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.

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.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

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.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.



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, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job-related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; completion of a work sample; and/or contact for a Performance Based Interview (PBI). For more information about PBI, please visit: http://www.va.gov/pbi/

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Gainesville , RN Acute Care - Acute Care, Healthcare , Lake City, Florida

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