Registered Nurse - Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Internal Number: 699385600
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. 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. Education: 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. RN Licensure: 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. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) provider card issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN). One (1) year of full-time experience as a licensed professional Registered Nurse. Preferred Experience: Registered Nurse experience in Geriatrics, Rehab or Long-Term Care Setting. Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certification (CRRN). Registered Nurse experience with specialized knowledge of the pathophysiology, psychosocial, special care of individuals with visual impairments as a consequence of eye disease, chronic illness, brain injuries, and diabetes. 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 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: 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. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["The Registered Nurse - Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) will be for VA Palo Alto Healthcare System within our Nursing - Rehabilitation Services located at 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304. The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center is a 27-bed residential unit. The Registered Nurses is a skilled practitioner with specialized knowledge of the pathophysiology, psychosocial and special care needs of individuals with visual impairments as a consequence of eye disease, chronic illness, brain injuries, and diabetes. The WBRC RN works within an interdisciplinary framework to support the health, quality of life, and independence of veterans and active-duty service personnel with visual impairments. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards **This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCMENT and will remain open until filled or September 29, 2023. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be January 26, 2023. Eligible applications received after that date will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. *** ***Applicant Expiration: Applicants will remain active for 6 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. *** Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performs comprehensive systematic nursing assessments. Provides care for the visually impaired patients with medical needs through coordination of services, demonstrating an organized and systematic process for problem solving and prioritizing the delivery of care. Establishes collaborative goals with the patient and interdisciplinary team. Implements measurable and achievable patient specific short- and long-term goals/interventions. Functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team to plan, deliver coordinated patient care and is responsible for accurate clinical assessments, interventions, evaluations and documentation. Provides therapeutic rehabilitation environment. Participates in educational in-services, patient safety initiatives and performance improvement activities designed to continue the educational process and increase the standards and quality of nursing care. Upholds the VA \"ICARE\" core values and nursing service journey of Pathway to Excellence. Ensures incorporation of High Reliability Organizational (HRO) practices to reach zero harm, culture of Safety, and continuous process improvement. 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: Full-time, Monday - Friday, Day Shift, 07:30 A.M. - 04:00 P.M. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized. EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@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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