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RN Intermittent (Medical/Surgical) Units

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Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Location: Miami, FL

Date Posted: March 26, 2014

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The incumbents will float between medical/surgical units 11ab, 11cd and 12cd providing nursing care within the medical and surgical sections at the Miami VAMC to include: Patient care, patient assessment, documentation, medication administration and performing all elements of the nursing process; ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the unit?s standard of care. Under the supervision of the Medical/Surgical Nurse Managers, the incumbent delivers the highest quality patient care to a wide variety of medical/surgical patients to include telemetry, oncology and acute rehab as well as most surgical specialties in accordance with policies, procedures, and professional standards of care. The incumbent collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to continuously improve quality, productivity and efficiency. The incumbent provides continuous observation and assessment of patients using physical examination, verbal and written communication from patients, family and other healthcare team members. This position ...

The incumbents will float between medical/surgical units 11ab, 11cd and 12cd providing nursing care within the medical and surgical sections at the Miami VAMC to include: Patient care, patient assessment, documentation, medication administration and performing all elements of the nursing process; ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the unit?s standard of care. Under the supervision of the Medical/Surgical Nurse Managers, the incumbent delivers the highest quality patient care to a wide variety of medical/surgical patients to include telemetry, oncology and acute rehab as well as most surgical specialties in accordance with policies, procedures, and professional standards of care. The incumbent collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to continuously improve quality, productivity and efficiency. The incumbent provides continuous observation and assessment of patients using physical examination, verbal and written communication from patients, family and other healthcare team members. This position will function as a registered nurse in the Medical/Surgical Units.

WORK SCHEDULE: Rotating 8 or 12 hour shifts: 7:30 am ? 4:00 pm; 3:30-12; 11:30 pm ? 8:00 am or 12 hours

NOTE: INCUMBENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FLOAT WITHIN THE THREE Medical/Surgical Units. Four Days per month availability is required.

NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement used for anticipated vacancies. Applications will be referred every 30 days or as needed from the opening date until position has been filled. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

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Citizen of the United States. 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). 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. 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. Must be proficient in spoken and written English. BLS and ACLS are required.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board 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.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

1) A minimum of 1 to 2 years of successful nursing practice; solid medical/surgical experience,

2) Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

3) Assessment skills, critical thinking, leadership skills, and telemetry or oncology experience.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov...

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 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 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).

Your application, rsum 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.





* Miami
* FL
* 2014-03-25T02:45:15.439403
* 365239800
* Excepted Service NTE NTE 1300 hours p
* 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... 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 of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1081185

* 46.64
* 25.56
* Many
* VATA
* Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
* None
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This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

* Per Hour
* WC-14-QR-1081185
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You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov... (required).
2. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (optional). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov...
3. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (optional).
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CV or Resume (required)

NOTE: Failure to submit any or partial submission of the required documentation will result in the applicant not being considered for the position, you will not be contacted for further information.

* 4-Intermittent
* 0610-Nurse
* Active
* https://ApplicationManager.gov...
* 15318-Temporary
* 2014-03-27T02:46:14.663567
* WC-14-QR-1081185
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After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.

* 15514-United States Citizens

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