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Registered Nurse (4 South/Behavioral Health - Intermittent)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Lexington, KY
  • Expired: October 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Registered Nurse (4 South/Behavioral Health - Intermittent)
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Lexington, KY VAMC
Overview
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  • ##### Open & closing dates
10/04/2019 to 10/21/2019
  • ##### Service
Excepted
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
VN 00
  • ##### Salary
$50,567 to $99,605 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
Permanent
  • ##### Work schedule
Intermittent
Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Lexington, KY 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No
Telework eligible
No
  • Duties

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Summary
The registered nurse (staff nurse) is directly responsible to the
designated manager in the assigned area (Behavioral Health); the
registered nurse is responsible and accountable for the provision of
direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to
a culturally diverse veteran patient population that reflect the
educational, experiential and competency requirements.
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Responsibilities
The registered nurse possesses basic knowledge and skills to apply
all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative,
interdisciplinary practice setting which will then enable effective
implementation of health promotion and prevention practices,
management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of optimal
levels of functioning and/or support of the dying patient and
significant others. The nurse assures leadership responsibility to
assure overall effectiveness of the work area and meeting required
standards. The nurse is responsible for his/her actions as a
licensed professional.
Float pool staff is utilized to augment the full-time and part-time
permanent staff and will work 50% non-administrative tours as
needed/requested. Non-administrative tours are defined as 3:30 p.m.
to 12:00 midnight, 12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m. or other approved
evening/night shift configurations, and any tour on Saturday, Sunday
and holidays.
Intermittent RNs must work a minimum of two (2) shifts per pay
period, with 50%of these shifts being on the weekend or on an off
tour (evenings or nights).
Salary will be paid for actual hours worked. Associate degree nurses
will be paid at $30/ hour and Bachelor's prepared nurses will
receive $34/ hour.
Conditions of continued employment include, but are not limited to,
the following:
(1) Maintain current mandatory annual reviews and other interspersed
mandated training
(2) Maintain compliance with the requirements for yearly
verification of licensure
(3) Notify Unit Nurse Manager of availability for work assignments
one month in advance
(4) Maintain up-to-date yearly competencies for a given position
Required to work one (1) major holiday during the calendar year, to
include (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Eve, Christmas, or New Years) and one minor holiday ( Martin Luther
King Day, President's Day, Columbus Day, or Veteran's Day. Full time
need to work one major winter \[Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas
Eve, or New Years\], one major summer holiday (Memorial Day, July
4th, or Labor Day and one minor holiday per year.
Work Schedule: Various Tours, 16 hours per pay-period
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
3
  • #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
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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
onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 10/21/2019.
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:
1 years or greater Medical/Surgical and Telemetry experience
preferred
2 years or greater Mental Health Nursing experience preferred
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.
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: The population of male and female
veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult,
age 65 and over. Lexington VAMC is a major interdisciplinary
teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, neurological, and
psychiatric inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient
psychiatric population, with admissions for medical comorbidities.
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. The incumbent may be exposed to infected
patients and contaminated materials and may be required to put on
protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive
procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients
who are combative secondary to delirium, dementi...

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