Registered Nurse- Acute Care Med/Surg and Stepdown (Recruitment Incentive Authorized)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minnesota
Internal Number: 689364100
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE OF UP TO $10,000 AUTHORIZED The Minneapolis VA is recruiting for Med/Surg, Telemetry, and Stepdown Registered Nurses (RNs) with a diverse skillset to support the acute patient care needs throughout the facility. These Acute Care areas provide a wide range of skilled nursing care including, but not limited to: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Respiratory Failure, Metabolic Instability, Post-Surgical Recovery, and management of Acute and Chronic Disease processes. 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. Preferred Experience: BSN Preferred. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 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: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and mental health inpatients and outpatients. 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. Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds. Transferring patients and objects may be required. 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. This position requires heavy lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 12 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable @ 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUSOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until May 15th 2023. The initial cut-off date will be 11/25/2022 with subsequent cut-off dates every Friday. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. The RN is responsible for acute admissions, assessments, continuous monitoring, medication administration and monitoring, disease prevention, patient and caregiver education, and continuity or care for our veterans. We focus on continuous improvement, staff engagement through shared governance, and professional development opportunities to promote personal and professional growth. Major duties may include, but are not limited to: Administration & Monitoring of Medications (including Cardiac, Antineoplastic, or others requiring ongoing monitoring) Cardiac/Telemetry Monitoring is part of this position and can be trained upon hire; ACLS certification is required and can be obtained upon hire; Collaborates effectively with all disciplines and levels of care regarding patient care. Compliance with various Isolation Precautions and Infection Control Guidelines Skills in time management, priority setting, assessment and urgent intervention are essential for this unit Cardiac Procedure and post-surgical competencies Gastrointestinal and Endocrine competencies (enteral tubes & metabolic management) Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Device Management & Assessment (tracheostomy, BiPap, chest tubes, enteral tubes, etc) Advanced Vascular Access Care and Maintenance Urinary Drainage Device Management & Assessment (condom catheters, intermittent catheters, indwelling catheters, suprapubic catheters, neph tubes) Collaboration with multiple disciplines including Social Work, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Laboratory Patient and caregiver education and support. Facilitation of Homecare referrals and recommendations to support ongoing veteran needs Participation in facility-wide initiatives and promoting evidence-based best practices Provides Individualistic, holistic care to patients while respecting & accounting for cultural, ethnic, developmental & religious/spiritual needs or preferences. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Work Schedule: Full Time and Part Time. Multiple shifts and work schedules available. Rotating weekend and holidays. Alternative tours of duty may be required to support operational needs on an infrequent basis. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment incentive of up to $10,000(pre-taxed) has been authorized for Eligible, highly qualified applicants. Please contact the HR specialist for specific requirements. This amount may be prorated based on part time status. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being."]
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