Registered Nurse (Medical Surgical) 2W/4W
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: April 17, 2019
The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is actively
recruiting Registered Nurses for the Medical Surgical Unit, Acute
Service. As a responsible member of the Acute Hospital Team the
incumbent interacts with Veterans, family members, and an
interdisciplinary team of professionals. He/she is responsible for
planning, administering and directing nursing care to adult and
geriatric patients with intensive medical-surgical needs. He/she
must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of
varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. The
incumbent is responsible to ensure that the highest possible
quality of care is achieved and that a safe therapeutic environment
is provided. He/she is administratively responsible to the Nurse
Manager and responsible for other team members, i.e. RN, LPN, NA.
Performs other related duties as required by Nurse Manager.
Work Schedule: 24 hour operation; to include weekends and holidays.
Tour of duty is subject to change based on agency needs.
Functional Statement Title# 544-01424-A, 544-01425-A, 544-01426-A,
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a
Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of
the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point
in the range listed for this vacancy.
- 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
Preferred Experience: At least one year of Medical Surgical
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
- 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.
- NOTE: Nurse III must demonstrate performance and leadership
that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients.
The Nurse III is responsible for the documented outcomes at the
program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be
broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational
level within a Medical Facility.
- In order to be considered for appointment to Nurse III,
outcomes must be documented. Meeting the Practice dimension
involves incorporating and implementing the requirements of the
other qualification standards, including:
(a) Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of
care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care
and discharge planning.
(b) Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff
involvement in planning, decision-making and evaluating
(c) Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or in areas
related to the assigned roles and responsibilities.
(d) Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating
outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes
within area of expertise.
(e) Guiding, developing and supporting staff from a leadership
(f) Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence and
practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.
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.
Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen
hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This
position requires potentially long periods of continued walking,
standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing.
Transferring patients and objects may be required. Lift 45 pounds
or over, carry 45 pounds or over; reaching above the shoulders,
emotional stability, ability to distinguish basic and shades of
color. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and
contaminated materials and may be required to don protective
clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.
The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are
combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric
disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible
individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations,
able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
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:
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