Nurse (Community Living Center) Temporary (1-year), Intermittent Work Schedule
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Vancouver, Washington, Washington
Internal Number: 710834100
The RN practices within the Community Living Center (CLC), located at the Vancouver campus in the Rehabilitation and Long Term Care (RLTC) Division. The CLC provides short term transitional care for residents who require skilled nursing care, close medical monitoring and sub-acute rehabilitation. 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. 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 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds Light; Straight pulling (5 hours); Pushing (5 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking and Standing (3 hours); Kneeling (.25 hours); Repeated bending (5 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted)/Hearing without aid; Mental & Emotional stability required; Moderate lifting of 35lb is intermittent for routine patient care repositioning and lifting tasks. Environmental Factors: Intermittent alarms for patient safety. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Resident populations include those having chronic or sub-acute medical conditions, CVA, Neurologic disorders, liver transplants, diabetics and residents that are chronically ventilated. The RN is accountable for patient driven care of a defined group of residents. Based on education and experience, the RN may be assigned as a charge nurse, preceptor; or in the interdisciplinary leadership roles of Veteran Care Manager, Minimum Data Set Coordinator, or Admission Coordinator. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Intermittent, Temporary positions (1 year or less) that do not work 130 hours per month for 90 days do not earn paid time off (leave) and may not eligible for the Health Benefits (Insurance) or Retirement. Work Schedule: Intermittent schedule; Available shifts: Days: 6:00am-2:30pm; Evenings: 2:00pm-10:30pm; Nights: 10:00pm-6:30am Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position."]
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