Registered Nurse - Acute Care Surgical-Telemetry RN (Incentive Authorized)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 701569100
Recruitment Incentive Authorized, see "Duties" Section for details! This is an acute 19-bed inpatient ward, that provides post-surgical/telemetry nursing care to a variety of surgical specialties, including, but not limited to: Cardiothoracic, Orthopedic, Urology, Colo-Rectal, Neurosurgery, Women's Health, and Vascular services. 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: New Grads Eligible Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred Surgical / Med-Surg experience 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. 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. 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. ["The 2K Inpatient Surgical Services is recruiting for skilled Registered Nurse (RN) to support the VA mission in caring for complex veteran populations requiring surgical intervention. This is an acute 19-bed inpatient ward, that provides post-surgical/telemetry nursing care to a variety of surgical specialties, including, but not limited to: Cardiothoracic, Orthopedic, Urology, Colo-Rectal, Neurosurgery, Women's Health, and Vascular services. The 2K RN must have sound clinical judgment and skillsets in independent decision-making based on standards of nursing care. The 2K RN provides nursing care to veterans during all phases of the surgical process. The 2K RN is responsible for surgical recovery, assessment, continuous monitoring, disease prevention, patient and caregiver education, acute rehabilitation, and continuity of care for our veterans. We focus on continuous improvement, staff engagement through shared governance, and professional development opportunities to promote personal and professional growth. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Insertion and/or care of urinary drainage devices and care (condom catheters, intermittent catheters, foley catheters, suprapubic catheters, nephrostomy tubes) Interpretation of continuous telemetry monitored patients; can be trained upon hire BLS/ACLS certification is required for this position and can be obtained upon hire Administration & monitoring of medications Advanced wound management and post-amputation care Gynecological procedures and Women's Health initiatives Compliance with various isolation precautions and infection control guidelines & PPE guidance Skills in time management, priority setting, assessment and urgent intervention are essential for this unit Advanced vascular access care and maintenance Facilitation of homecare referrals and rehabilitation recommendations to support ongoing veteran needs 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: Multiple Shifts Available, Weekends & Holidays Required. Compressed/Flexible: 8 & 12-hour shifts available. Telework: Not Available. Travel: Not Required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Recruitment Incentives (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment incentive of up to $10,000 (pre-tax) 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"]
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