Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: September 4, 2020
This position will support the Federal Government's response
efforts to COVID-19.
This position is for a Registered Nurse (RN) on all units of the
Salem, Hampton and Richmond VA Medical Centers. RN is directly
responsible to the Nurse Manager and will be accountable for the
provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality
nursing care to a culturally diverse population with complex needs.
Must possess knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects
of the nursing process.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:
will be open to various units throughout the Medical Center.
The following duties and responsibilities for this position include
but are not limited to the following:
- Skilled inpatient assessment with the ability to communicate
appropriate concerns regarding patient's condition based on sound
theoretical and technical basis.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply theories of aging
as a scientific basis for practice.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate Gerontological theories in
their nursing practice.
- Skilled in preventive maintenance, restorative, rehabilitative
and palliative nursing care.
- Psychosocial assessment, planning, implementation and
evaluation of health care needs and care of specific patients and
- Restraint or seclusion treatment modalities are applied by
nursing staff if patient is a danger to self or others.
- Order emergent diagnostic test such as Radiologist - x-rays;
Laboratory - blood gases, CBC, Electrolyte; Electrocardiogram- (12
- Interpret cardiac arrhythmia and administer appropriate drugs
per physician orders.
- IVs and approved IV medication administration.
- Initiate use of pressure infusers per physician orders.
- Identify indications for temporary pacemaker, mode selection,
interpret pacemaker functions and properly adjust temporary
- Titration of ordered medication according to establish
- Assist with cardio-version.
- Assist with insertion of hemodynamic monitoring and analyzing
and interpretation of
cardiac profiles and wave-forms.
- CVP monitoring; management and care of PICC line; management
and care of recovery patients.
- Manages care of patient on mechanical ventilation following
Work Schedule: Full Time, Temporary
Tour of Duty: All Shifts
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 09/28/2020.
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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.
Lifting/carrying - 45 lbs or more; Standing; Sitting; Walking;
Kneeling; Bending/Stooping; Twisting; Pushing/pulling, Both legs
required; Simple grasping; Use of fingers, Both hands required;
Fine manipulation (includes keyboarding); Reaching above shoulders;
Near vision correctable at 13-16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision
correction in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye;
Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades
of colors; Hearing whispered voice (with or without aid);
Emotional/mental stability; Walking on slippery or uneven walking
surfaces; Working with hands in water; Working closely with others;
and Protracted or irregular hours of work.
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