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8/1/2016
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Job Description

The Registered Nurse Educator for 4North/ICU/Telemetry at the Lake City Medical Center duties include but are not limited to:

*Providing educational opportunities for clinicians, support staff, patients and families.

*Providing for the assessment, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of an effective orientation for the 4 North/ICU/Telemetry staff (in collaboration with other disciplines, as appropriate).

*Providing for the assessment, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of continuing education and in-service programs for the 4 North/ICU/Telemetry staff.

*Functioning effectively in charge nurse, team leader or other leadership roles in order to act as a role model and mentor 4 North/ICU/Telemetry staff.

Work Schedule: 8 hour Day Shift-7:30a.m- 4:00p.m Monday-Friday with occasional off tours/weekends to meet the educational needs of the service.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse / FS#573-FS-118-12, FS#573-FS-118-14, FS#573-FS-118-16, FS#573-FS-118-17, FS#573-FS-118-18.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

*U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.

*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)

*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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year"s of nursing practice/experience.

Preferred Experience:

*Bachelors in Nursing

*Masters of Science in Nursing

*Five years of successful RN nursing practice with at least three years of recent progressive clinical responsibilities on a Telemetry/ICU unit.

*Documentation of accomplishments in education or staff development.

*Demonstrated leadership, prioritization, organizational, motivational and self-directional skills.

*Experience working with Interdisciplinary Team.

*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff.

*Demonstrated dependability and flexibility.

*Excellent problem solving skills.

*BCLS and ACLS certification required.

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.

Education/Experience Requirements:
Applicant"s education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

Physical Requirements:

Registered Nurse Functional Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs);Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Both legs required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16";Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other; Good distance Vision; Depth Perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing(aid permitted).

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"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."

These are the REQUIRED documents that must be submitted in order to be considered for referral. Failure to submit all required documents will result in an ineligibility rating.

1. (REQUIRED)Resume your resume must have the following information for each position you have held: Job title, Duties, Dates of employment - month and year start/end dates - full-time or part-time status with the average number of hours worked each week.
2. (REQUIRED) Completed Occupational QuestionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire
3. (REQUIRED) Clear Copy of Transcripts for education verification. Unofficial copy can be used to apply, however Official Transcripts will be REQUIRED AND VERIFIED prior to appointment.
4. (REQUIRED) Clear Copy of Licensure/Certification with CURRENT expiration date.
5. (REQUIRED) VA Form 10-2850a- Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. This form must be submitted as a full and completed document (to include signature on pages 3 and 4) to satisfy the "required document" eligibility. (Available: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf)
6.(REQUIRED) IF prior military, Copy of DD-214 showing character of discharge. Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for Veterans Preference, and/or Veterans Preference Letter are required to verify and apply status.
7. (REQUIRED) IF current or former federal employee, you must submit a non-award SF-50. Notification of Personnel Action to verify and apply status. The SF-50 must show last position, grade, series, etc. `Awards" or `Incentive" SF-50s do not contain the required information and will not be considered valid required documentation to verify status.

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans" Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1758455.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

·     U.S. citizenship.  Non-citizens may 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.

·    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)

·    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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year"s of nursing practice/experience.

 

Preferred Experience:                                                          

·    Bachelors in Nursing

·    Masters of Science in Nursing

·    Five years of successful RN nursing practice with at least three years of recent progressive clinical responsibilities on a Telemetry/ICU unit.

·    Documentation of accomplishments in education or staff development.                                                  

·    Demonstrated leadership, prioritization, organizational, motivational and self-directional skills.               

·    Experience working with Interdisciplinary Team.

·    Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff.       

·    Demonstrated dependability and flexibility.                                                   

·    Excellent problem solving skills.                                                                     

·    BCLS and ACLS certification required.       

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.

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To be eligibile candidates must: 

  • have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from 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). 

  • have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, but have no RN experience. 

  • be able to work full time on day shift with preceptors and mentors.

  • sign a statement of commitment. 

  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Send cover letter & resume to Cynthia.Golden2@va.gov.

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