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Registered Nurse

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryYou may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. The Nurse IV registered nurse is an EXPERT nurse who assesses, plans, and evaluates the processes and daily operations, collaborating with the Associate Director Patient Care Services (ADPCS), Nurse Executive, to design and implement interdisciplinary programs within the service and medical center. Reports directly to the ADPCS and provides coverage in their absence as designated.ResponsibilitiesFunctions as an administrator, educators, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Patient Care Services and other services. The incumbent must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels. Provides administrative oversight for areas of responsibility. Responds to internal and external communications, maintaining knowledge of and communication standards of nursing practice and patient care, and developing systems to enhance overall operations and communications within the service. Reviews reports, performance measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with the service and other services as necessary. Provides executive leadership and direct supervision to the Nurse Managers. Responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of human and material resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD or other models, managing overtime, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. Develops management standard operating procedures. Applies clinical performance improvement methods, collects outcome data related to policy, procedure, and regulatory compliance and in collaboration with management. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4 pm and as patient care dictates with 24 hours responsibility.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredRequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: 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 professional nursing. 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. Preferred Experience: Knowledge of PACT Nursing Model Five years minimum nursing experience Two-Three years of mid-Level or executive management with proven outcomes Excellent interpersonal and communication skills VA approved certificate Knowledge of CPRS Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. 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: Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying 45 pounds and over Straight pulling (1-2 hrs); Pushing (1-2 hrs) Reaching above shoulder (1-2 hrs); Kneeling; Repeated bending (1-2 hrs) Walking (2-4 hrs); Standing (2-6 hrs) Use of fingers; Use of both hands Near vision correctable; Far vision correctable Depth perception; Hearing (aide permitted) Ability to wear an approx. 10 lb. lead apron for extended periods of time Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously Work closely with others, as well as, protracted or irregular hours of workEducationIMPORTANT: 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional InformationAnnual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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