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 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: BSN Preferred Minimum 1-2 years of Acute or Long Term Care experience Current certification in BLS/CPR Certification in Gerontological Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) a plus 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. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards There are full-time open position on PMs and NOC Shift at the Community Homes program within the Community Living Center of Rehabilitation, Extended and Community Care (RECC) Division. The Registered Professional Nurse is an essential care team member in the Community Homes of the Community Living Center (CLC. The Community Homes program focuses on building a human habitat where residents and staff are living rich and meaningful lives. Nurses are core members of the Clinical Support team (CST). Their role on the CST includes assessing and monitoring the clinical status of residents and delivering evidence-based clinical care, both directly and through the Universal Worker and other CST members. The goals are to center services around the resident, to foster resident independence to their highest functional capacity, and maximize efficient and cost-effective use of health care resources. The RN is aligned under the Community Living Center within the Rehabilitation Extended and Community Care (RECC) Division and is responsible for providing the clinical leadership and expertise in the Community Homes. He/she possesses intimate knowledge of Long Term Care federal regulations, VHA guidelines, medical review criteria, Minimum Data Set (MDS), clinical documentation requirements, current standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Registered Nurse duties include the following: a) The RN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within the collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting of the Community Homes. This broad based clinical knowledge enables the RN to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide palliative care for the resident and their significant others.\nb) Obtains an update on each resident from the Universal Worker during each shift.\nc) Visits each elder during each shift to monitor clinical status specific to each individual resident and to determine if the clinical needs of the resident are being\nd) Assess each resident for unresolved/untreated pain. Plan and implement management interventions when appropriate.\ne) Uses evidence-based interventions and treatments specific to the resident's diagnosis or problem; administers medications and treatments according to the plan of care; evaluates therapeutic and potential adverse effects of medications and treatments and alternative interventions in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team. f) Conducts MDS assessments, monitors overall adequacy and compliance with the care plan.\ng) Coordinates resident appointments and procedural instructions, follows-up and reports test results to the appropriate providers.\nh) Effectively collaborates with all levels of the health care team.\ni) Ensures instruction to the resident and the family based on identified learning needs. Assess the family's knowledge base, health status expectations, and the potential for the family involvement in resident care in the Community Home. Identifies any clinical teaching need of the Universal Worker, resident, or family. Provides teaching and completes documentation. Assists with the development of activities and methods to ensure information is articulated and disseminated to staff.\nj) Provides tracking and trending of clinical outcomes and the Minimum Data Set.\nk) Identifies ways to support Universal Worker in their clinical competency and skills. met. Work Schedule: PM Shift (1500 to 2330) or NOC (2300 to 730)\nCompressed/Flexible: 12 Hour shift may be eligible for highly qualified candidates\nTelework: No\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: A $10,000 recruitment incentive may be extended to highly qualified candidates\nEDRP Authorized:\nThis position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): No\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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