This position is located within ICU, Nursing Service at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS) in Phoenix, AZ PVAHCS is a Joint Commission Accredited, complexity level 1a tertiary care facility serving Veterans in Phoenix, Arizona. ***Relocation/Recruitment incentives may be authorized for highly qualified applicant** This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) 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. 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. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 7/22/2022. 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. Preferred Experience/Certificate: 3 years ICU experience. CCRN. 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. For foreign education equivalency the only certifying body the VA recognizes is CGFNS and its' subsidiary, International Consultants of Delaware (ICD). Without certification of BSN-equivalency, the VA can only consider the degree at the associates level and pay will be determined accordingly. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. All registered nurses with less than 12-months of RN experience upon entry on duty (EOD) date, will complete a 12-month nurse residency program. The RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program complies with VHA Directive 1077. See https://www.va.gov/NURSING/workforce/RNTTP.asp for details. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards\nResponsibilities\n- Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the adult or\nelderly patient's immediate condition or needs within timeframe specified by client Phoenix VA Health Care System's\n(PVAHCS) policies, procedures or protocols.\n- Conducts ongoing assessments as determined by the adult or elderly patient's condition and/or the PVAHCS's policies, procedures or protocols and reprioritizes care accordingly.\n- Develops plan of care that is individualized for the adult or elderly patient reflecting collaboration with\nother members of the healthcare team.\n- Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.\n- Performs therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care for the adult\nor elderly patient and his/her family.\n- Provides individualized patient/family education customized to the adult or elderly patient and his/her family.\n- Documents patient assessment findings, physical/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and\nprogress towards problem resolution.\n- Initiates emergency resuscitative measures according to adult resuscitation protocols.\n- Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and client facility staff.\n- Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult or elderly\npatient's and family's diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.\n- Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.\n- Maintains current competency in the area to which they are assigned. Work Schedule: Various Schedule 6:30am to 7:00pm or 6:30pm to 7:00am including Holidays and Weekends.\nTelework: Not Available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Natasha Brant, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required **The certificate issue/Referral list will be issued every two weeks.**"]
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