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RN BONUS for ICU, Med-Surgical, and Emergency department positions

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Muskogee
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Hiring 27 RN's for immediate hire! 22 Medical Surgical 4 ICU 1 Emergency Department BONUS FOR ICU, MED-SURGICAL, AND EMERGENCY ROOM RN'S CALL NURSE RECRUITER, KATHY LAWRENCE FOR DETAILS ON BONUS AT 918-577-3689 APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED AND CALLED FOR INTERVIEWS EVERY 14 DAYS UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED OR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES ON 12-31-21. VARIOUS TOURS OF DUTY, (12 hour shifts, days, evenings, nights) OPPORTUNITY FOR OVERTIME EXCELLENT BENEFITS Responsibilities The goal of Medical-Surgical Nursing is to assist clients in promoting, restoring, or maintaining optimal health. It is the responsibility of individual Medical-Surgical Nurses to read, understand, and identify practice parameters in accordance with state nurse practice acts, professional codes, professional practice standards, and their own personal competencies. Nurses are obliged to provide comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care. This includes recognizing when death is near and conveying that information to families. Nurses should collaborate with other members of the health care team to ensure optimal symptom management and to provide support for the patient and family. Nurses and other health care providers have a responsibility to establish decision-making processes that reflect physiologic realities, patient preferences, and the recognition of what, clinically, may or may not be accomplished. Establishing goals of care for this patient at this time may provide a framework for discussion about what care should be provided. This process often involves collaboration with experts in decision-making, such as ethics committees or palliative care teams. Strive to attain a standard of primary palliative care so that all health care providers have basic knowledge of palliative nursing to improve the care of patients and families. All nurses will have basic skills in recognizing and managing symptoms, including pain, dyspnea, nausea, constipation, and others. Nurses will be comfortable having discussions about death and will collaborate with the care teams to ensure that patients and families have current and accurate information about the possibility or probability of a patient's impending death. The Emergency Department nurse is fully competent in the application of the standards of Emergency care at EOVACHS. The nurse specializes in treating adult (18-64) and geriatric (65+) Veterans, demonstrating technical and operational knowledge of acute medical, surgical and psychiatric conditions and treatment plans and is able to apply these skills in the Emergency Department. Follows established local policies and protocols to deliver safe, high- quality, timely and efficient care. Performs the triage role as assigned. Collaborates with physicians and ancillary services in planning and implementing the patients' plan of care. Is aware that some Veterans present to the ED for pain management and follows guidelines to ensure appropriate care of these patients. Immediately implements 1:1 nursing supervision as a nursing order when needed to keep patients safe and performs thorough checks for contraband. Addresses ethical and family issues as they may present, including identification of victims of abuse, implementing appropriate interventions according to policy. Provides patient and family teaching as appropriate. Uses the Emergency Department Information System consistently. Works collaboratively with community and inpatient staff as appropriate for timely disposition of patients. Has expertise to implement intensive care nursing while preparing a patient for admission to the intensive care unit or transfer to an outside facility. The Intensive care staff nurse is directly responsible to the ICU Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager also performs supervisory duties on this unit at the direction of the Nurse Manager. The ICU staff nurse is a registered nurse who has a successful completion of a formal critical care course or previous experience as a critical care nurse, successful completion of a critical care test and ACLS to be obtained within 6 months. (S)He is directly responsible to the ICU Nurse Manager. The Intensive Care unit specializes in providing care to critically ill Veterans or those requiring intensive cardiac monitoring; post-operative major surgical patients requiring critical care services. The age of patients range from adult (18-64) and adult (65+). Common diagnoses include acute myocardial infarction, lethal dysrhythmias, respiratory distress and/or failure, acute gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, acute renal failure and multi-system failure. Demonstrates knowledge and competencies in critical care nursing and is able to follow ICU protocols. Analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities. Maintains clinical competencies through continuous study, in-services, and attendance at, and participation in, seminars and workshops. Work Schedule: Various tours of duty, 12 hours tours (days, evenings & nights), opportunity for overtime Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized at 15% of annual salary for 2 years Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. 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 and approximately 2-3 year's 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: 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Education 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Testing Designated Position: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Annual 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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Broken Arrow , RN BONUS for ICU, Med-Surgical, and Emergency department positions, Healthcare , Muskogee, Oklahoma

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