The VA Travel Nurse Corps is seeking temporary intermittent Registered Nurses specializing in Dialysis for temporary short term and long term clinical assignments. These nurses will work a minimum of (2) thirteen week assignments at VA Medical Centers throughout the country.
While on assignment the nurse will work full time at their assigned facility and may function in the role of Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Team Leader, or Nurse Manager depending on their level of experience and the needs of their assigned facility. The nurse practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and the department nurse/unit manager. The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: Providing population specific and age-specific care for patients from young adulthood to older veterans/groups in the senior years of life. Managing a defined but dynamic caseload of patients within an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Initiating, planning, implementing, evaluating, and appropriately documenting patient care based on identified measurable outcomes for dialysis. Anticipating and responding appropriately to emergencies, coordinates interventions, and evaluates responses through critical analysis of patient systems/operational situations. Initiating and leading individuals or groups through the educational process to optimize health. Monitoring and documenting all applicable clinical reminders and performance measure outcomes timely and appropriately. Using Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) documentation in compliance with designated facility programs. Implementing the National Patient Safety Goals to support positive outcomes for the patient group. May provide direct supervision and be assigned as a preceptor to new or less experienced staff. Work Schedule: This is an intermittent position, but while on an assignment nurses will work full time schedules. Work schedule may include 8, 10 or 12 hours shifts covering day, evening or nighttime tours. Nurses may work weekends or holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
76% or greater - You are expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment •You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job •Designated and/or random drug testing required •Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 •You may be required to serve a probationary period •Subject to a background/security investigation •Must be proficient in written and spoken English •Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on-boarding process •Must pass pre-employment physical examination
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/23/2019. 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: Minimum of one year of strong nursing practice within the last two years is preferred. Two years of experience in an acute hemodialysis unit or outpatient hemodialysis unit. Completion of a Dialysis Nursing Course or 2 years of on the job nursing providing care for dialysis patients. BLS Certification is required prior to deployment for first assignment. ACLS Certification is required prior to deployment for first assignment. Three strong clinical nursing references, preferably one from a recent supervisor.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is prorated based on hours worked: Salary is based on years of RN experience, type of RN experience and education.
Internal Number: 5001
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