This position is located at the Indianapolis Richard L. Roudebush VAMC and is organizationally aligned under the PCS Critical Care Service. The incumbent assesses, plans, implements, supervises, teaches, evaluates and documents patient care. The ICU/Stepdown Unit has a total capacity of 45 inpatient beds where both Medical and Surgical patients are admitted. The Critical Care RN will work on both ICU and Stepdown Units following a rotating process. 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: One (1) or more years of Medical/Surgical or Critical Care 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 - 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: Moderate lifting/carrying, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1-2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (4-6 hours); repeated bending (2 hours); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 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 basic colors/shades of colors; hearing (aid may be permitted); mental and emotional stability required; able to walk without assistive devices (walker, cane crutches, wheelchair). ["A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimal care. Delivering safe care to assigned patients, while developing technical competencies. Formulating a plan of care based on nursing assessments, using the nursing process, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. Completing initial assessment of patient condition and response to treatment and initiates follow-up as needed. Documenting the nursing process ensuring consistency, accuracy, that it is concise and timely. Evaluating and documenting patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of goals and expected outcomes. Revising plan of care according to evaluations of patient's responses and outcome. Demonstrating appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. Manages complex modalities to include but no limited to Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, CRRT, Stroke 1, STEMI care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Work Schedule: 7:30pm - 8:00am with floating 8-hour shift within the pay period; 1930-0400/1530-2400/2330-0800. Rotating every 3rd weekend. Compressed/Flexible: Compressed schedule. Rotating every 3rd weekend. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled."]
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