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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Duties:

Maintains current/active ACLS & BCLS provider status.

Monitors patient conditions when held over in the life support room.

Triages all unscheduled patients in accordance with Emergency Severity Index.

Responds to Outside Emergencies and implements appropriate interventions.

Provides immediate nursing intervention in emergency situations.

Implements patient safety practices with regard to medication administration, patient identification, fall risk assessment and prevention,hand-off reports using SBAR (situation, background, assessment and recommendations) format.

Responsible for ordering/maintaining supplies for the clinical area.

Provide appropriate hand-off report communication using SBAR format.

Demonstrates/maintains competencies in accordance with the Core Competencies of the High Performance Development Model (HPDM).

Provides assistance to other nursing units such as ICU/Telemetry.

Has knowledge and expertise in the following:

Tranvenous and external pacemakers

AED/Cardioversion/Defibrillation

Treatment of acute MI/ACS, CHF, Acute seizure activity, and

Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Chest tubes

Foley catheters/CBI

IV thrombolytics

IV pain management

expanders

vasoactive

Able to assess and implement care of patients with dx. Of overdose, acute psychotic episodes including but not limited to suicide, violence, and hallucinations.

Capable of providing care to patients with fractures, altered mental state and acute stroke.

Capable of providing initial care to trauma as necessary.

Assesses patients" needs on admission with respect to developmental

stage,age, sex, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and illness.

Provides patient health education to patients and families with regard to current treatment, health issues, and patient/family concerns in accordance with educational level of patient/family.

Work Schedule: 2 positions Rotating Shifts

1 position Evening Shift3:45 pm to 12:15 am

Functional Statement Title/#: RN-TRIAGE/ER/000000

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: Minimum of 5 years recent RN Experience to include Emergency Room. Demonstrates strong communication and customer serviceskills.

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: Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing with approximately 2-3 years of experience (OR) Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and Bachelors Degree in a related field with approximately 1-2 years of experience (OR) BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience (OR) Master"s Degree in nursing or related field with a BSN or Bachelor"s Degree in a related field with no experience. BSN with Approximately 2-3 years (OR) Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and Bachelor"s Degree in a related field, with Approximately 2-3 years (OR) Master"s Degree in nursing or related field with BSN or Bachelor"s Degree in a related field, with Approximately 1-2 years. [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required.] (OR) Doctoral Degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has Doctoral Degree in related field.

Physical Requirements:

Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 ?,- 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(10-2850a APPLICATION FOR NURSES AND NURSE ANESTHETISTS)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

Required Forms:

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 1768767.

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: Minimum of 5 years recent RN Experience to include Emergency Room. Demonstrates strong communication and customer service skills.

 

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.

About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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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