The Medicine Specialty Clinics Blue Team covers specialty medicine services including cardiology, dermatology (skin), nephrology, endocrinology & metabolism, neurology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and rheumatology. 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: 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. ($77,964 - $115,372) 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. ($82,640 - $115,372) 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. ($87,316 - $115,372) 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. ($95,277 - $135,289) 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. ($108,263 - $143,980) 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 (45lbs & over); straight pulling (6hrs); pushing (2hrs); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (6hrs); standing (2hrs); repeated bending (6hrs); ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); visual acuity 20/30 correctable. Environmental Factors: working with hands in water; working closely with others ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The RN practices in the Medicine Specialty Clinics. The patient population includes individuals with acute and/or chronic health conditions or change in mental status; these conditions may negatively affect normal individual functioning. Some of the tasks the RN is responsible for: Daily management of patient flow through the clinic and participation in the plan of care as part of an interdisciplinary team of providers for each clinic Preventive health assessment and teaching Care and follow-up is planned considering the patient's age, culture, disease process, support system and identified needs Telephone care for assigned groups of patients One-on-one and group visits to provide patient education, follow-up care, wound care, follow-up injections, BP and other health care management Trained in clinic functions and procedures specific to the Specialty Service The RN may be required to float to different clinical areas to cover for staffing needs. Other duties as delegated Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm; day shift clinic hours\nTelework: NOT available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Please contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nPay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. 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. Learn more"]
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