Nurse | Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Beaumont, Texas, Texas, This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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 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) OR Individuals attending a master’s level bridge program in nursing who achieve the level in their education in which they have completed coursework equivalent to a bachelor’s level degree in Nursing and are registered as a nurse with a state licensing board prior to completion of the bridge program. 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 to warrant appointment as a Nurse who has completed an associate degree level Nursing education program. Note: In order to grant credit towards an appointment based on foreign nursing education higher than the associate degree level, formal degree equivalency validation from a recognized degree equivalency evaluation agency accepted by VA must be provided. 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: 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 – Education and Experience Requirement: A Diploma or Associate Degree (ADN) in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II – Education and Experience Requirement: A Diploma or ADN in Nursing and one year of specialized nursing experience equivalent to a Nurse I, Level 1; OR a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III – Education and Experience Requirement: A Diploma or ADN in Nursing and two years of professional nursing experience, one of which is a year of specialized nursing experience equivalent to Nurse I, Level 2; OR a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and one year of professional nursing experience equivalent to Nurse I, Level 2; OR a Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and no professional nursing experience; or a Master’s degree in a related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II – Education and Experience Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience, one of which is a year of specialized nursing experience equivalent to Nurse I, Level 3; OR Master’s degree in nursing with one year of specialized nursing experience equivalent to Nurse I, Level 3; OR Master’s degree in a related field with a bachelor’s degree in nursing with one year of specialized nursing experience equivalent to Nurse I, Level 3; OR Doctorate degree in nursing with no professional nursing experience; OR Doctorate degree in a related field with a master’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing with no professional nursing experience. Nurse III – Education and Experience Requirement: Master’s degree in nursing with two years of specialized nursing experience, one of which is equivalent to Nurse II and meets all dimension requirements for Nurse III; OR Master’s degree in a related field with a bachelor’s degree in nursing with two years of specialized nursing experience, one of which is equivalent to Nurse II and meets all dimension requirements for Nurse III; OR Doctorate degree in nursing with one year of specialized nursing experience which is equivalent to Nurse II and meets all dimension requirements for Nurse III; OR Doctorate degree in a related field with a master’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing with one year of specialized nursing experience equivalent to Nurse II and meets all dimension requirements for Nurse III. Dimension Requirement. Nurses at Nurse III must meet ALL the following dimension requirements to qualify for Nurse III. i Practice. Demonstrates expertise in professional practice using the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation) with improved evidence-based and/or data-driven outcomes beyond the immediate practice setting. ii Veteran/Patient Driven Care. Leads initiatives to improve Veteran/patient experience. Satisfaction and/or safety beyond the immediate practice setting. iii Leadership. Communicates and collaborates as an effective leader of the interprofessional team, at the expert level, with improved evidence-based and/or data-driven outcomes beyond the immediate practice setting. iv Professional Development. Enhances knowledge base and practice evaluation, at the expert level, with improved outcomes beyond the immediate practice setting. v Evidence Based Practice/Research. Leads the identification and integration of evidence-based practice/research with clinical expertise to improve quality of care and resource utilization at the expert level with improved outcomes beyond the immediate practice setting. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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. Preferred Experience: Medical Surgical Nurses 3A, 3B, 3C, 2A, 5E, 5B- – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Oncology Nurses 4B- – 2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license- Chemotherapy certification ICU Nurses MICU, CCU and SICU – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Gerontology Nurses 1C, 1D, 2C, 2D, 4D – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Stepdown/IMU Nurses 3D, 5A – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Mental Health Nurses 6A, 6F, 6D – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Spinal Cord 1A, 1B – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Primary Care Nurses – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Emergency Room Nurses – 1-2 years RN experience preferred – unencumbered RN license Please see education section for physical requirements. [“This is an open continuous announcement until September 27, 2024. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The RN will perform clinical duties as directed by the Associate Director for Patient Care Services through the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Acute Care, Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/ Long Term Care, designated Associate Chief of Nursing Service and Head Nurse (or designee). The RN will demonstrate leadership when providing nursing care and serve as a role model when assigned as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. The Registered Nurse is responsible for managing and delivering care for complex patients care. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Implements nursing orders in a timely and accurate manner for patients with complex nursing care needs. Implements physician’s orders in a timely and accurate manner, initiating resolution if impeded. Includes patient/family/significant other/health care provider in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to health education and treatment plan, seeking assistance as needed. Meets individual learning and discharge preparation needs by using appropriate resource personnel and approved educational materials. Documents nursing process including patient/family/significant other education and discharge planning in a timely manner. Assess/documents the patient’s response to nursing intervention, anticipates potential changes in patient condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the care plan accordingly. Updates assessments on a continuum by recognizing changes in patient’s needs and reestablishing priorities for care. Demonstrates competency/proficiency using the nursing process in providing care for patients with complex nursing care needs. Guide and directs others who provide care. Participates in established quality improvement studies and/or activities. Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own learning needs. Implements an ongoing educational plan to support own professional development. Refers to, consults with, and makes provision for continuity of care with other health care providers. Uses a body of research to validate and/or change own professional practice. Delegates care in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Assists patients in identifying and securing appropriate services. All other duties dictated by patient care. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Various Schedule Virtual: This is not a virtual position. EDRP Authorized: Contact Ms. Demetrius Roberts at Demetrius.Roberts@Va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required”]

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