This is a temporary position not to exceed one year or 2,080 hours. This is an open continuous announcement for Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency (PBNR). Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered. Applications will remain on file until July 3rd, 2023. 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. 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. ["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: To be discussed at an interview. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.