RN Staff Nurse - Clinical Procedure Center (CPC)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Los Angeles, CA

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 844882 (please include on all documents)

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking highly skilled and experienced RNs for our busy Clinical Procedure Center (CPC). The RN will work in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to deliver excellent healthcare to our veterans. Responsibilities include but are not limited to patient/family education, pre and post-procedure care and assessments, and documentation in CPRS. The RN must be able to function independently at a high level as well as be a part of a team. The RN will also cross-train in other areas in the CPC to provide coverage when needed. The RN will be responsible to the CPC Nurse Manager and is responsible for the organization and administration of quality and efficient patient care.

Shift: Monday - Friday with various day shifts

  • Relocation reimbursement is not authorized.
KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required. DUTIES:
We are looking for someone who can:
1) Assure detailed, current and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records.

2) Utilize human and material resources to provide efficient and effective patient care.

3) Evaluate systems for patient care delivery and personnel management by tailoring the operating environment to the particular needs of the patient population.

4) Promote participation with the Quality Management Program in the Clinical, Research and Educational Programs.

5) Develop and support research projects directed toward improving patient care and staff development.

6) Provide a safe and healthful physical environment for patients and personnel by interpreting and applying organizational controls and national standards.

7) Assure continuing improvement of service to patients, including implementation of an effective customer service program.

8) Understand and facilitate the objectives of student affiliation programs.

9) Ensure compliance with all patient rights and regulatory agency standards.

10) Collaborate with the other health care professionals in providing continuity of services for specific health issues.

11) Improves continuity of professional relationships among the health care team as they collaborate on behalf of patients.

12) Perform emergent care in acute/crisis situations.

13) Perform ongoing monitoring of patient conditions and document patient responses to care in a clear, concise manner.

14) Review and update patient databases, patient care plans and other forms as appropriate.

15) Interact with the family and/or significant others to facilitate patient care.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum two years of successful acute care experience.

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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of documentation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or the International Consultants of Delaware (ICD).

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 .

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross for Healthcare Providers required.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross for the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Program.

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. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization Professional Development: performance, education/career development Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research

Education/Experience Requirements:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for Compensable Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx . HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome. BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp . OTHER INFORMATION:

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...