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Registered Nurse

Department of Veterans Affairs

This is a Contract position in Wappingers Falls, NY posted October 15, 2020.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryVacancies are located throughout all VISN 2 campuses of the Veterans Health Administration. This is an open and continuous announcement due to frequently occurring vacancies. The initial cut-off date is 12/31/2020. All applications received by 12/31/2020 will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be referred. Applicants will be reviewed and referred as long as there are vacancies.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe salary range for this position is based on the entire salary range (lowest to highest) for VISN 2. The actual salary will be determined by the location of the position and a review by the Nursing Professional Standards Board (NPSB), if applicable.A list of all nurse pay schedules within VISN 2 can be found on OCHCO’s website: https://www.va.gov/ohrm/pay/.The specific duties of the position will be based on the unit/assignment for which the applicant is selected. General registered nurse duties include, but are not limited to:* Demonstrates proficiency in collecting patient data by interview, examination and review of records systematically; completes the assessment form including bio/psych/social, physical, learning and discharge needs within the required time frame.* Maintains all practice-specific, specialized competencies and mandatory reviews (unit equipment list, aging, chemotherapy, cancer pain management, clinical information management, 12-lead EKG, chemotherapy safety, code cart/defibrillator (QD) check, management of intravenous devices, skin assessment).* Provides age-specific care for adults of all ages, particularly the young adult (18-39), the middle adult (40-64), the older adult (65-74) and geriatric (over 80+), which includes the following elements related to the aging process and/or affects the aging process: promotes independence, encourages self-care; involves family or designated caregiver with care; provides any necessary safety measures, and assists patient to cope with and/or compensate for changes affecting mobility, balance, loss of cognition, eyesight, hearing, bones, and skin. Assesses age-specific care requirements, cultural, religious, and gender variables and develops appropriate plan of care.* Applies advance knowledge and specialized skills in delivery of care to patients with a variety of simple and complex care needs* Delegate’s assignments consistent with personnel’s abilities and patient needs.* Evaluates quality of patient care and initiates quality improvement activities to improve care.* Applies established standards of care/practice in the development, implementation and evaluation of care plans.* Documents measurable goals to include teaching and health maintenance in consultation with the provider, patient and family and appropriate health care team members.* Accurately follows medication and treatment procedures and policies demonstrating knowledge of medication effects and actions.* Works effectively with patients, families or significant others, as well as with professionals and support personnel.* Uses automated information system appropriately and maintain security in compliance with medical center policy.Work Schedule: Work Schedule/Hours will be determined by the position for which the applicant is selected.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTravel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential3* Job family (Series)0610 NurseSimilar jobs* Nurses, Psychiatric* Psychiatric Nurses* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Designated and/or random drug testing required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process* Must pass pre-employment physical examinationQualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020.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.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: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. 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. 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.EducationIMPORTANT: 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.