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Registered Nurse (Dialysis)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Birmingham, AL
  • Expired: November 08, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Registered Nurse (Dialysis)
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Birmingham VA Medical Center
Overview
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  • ##### Open & closing dates
11/05/2019 to 11/18/2019
  • ##### Service
Excepted
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
VN 00
  • ##### Salary
$53,379 to $100,416 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
Temporary - Not to Exceed One (1) Year
  • ##### Work schedule
Intermittent
Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Birmingham, AL
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No
Telework eligible
No
  • Duties

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Summary
The Birmingham VAMC is recruiting for an RN for the Dialysis Unit
who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of
work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient
centered program, and the ability to establish effective
communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the
interdisciplinary team.
The position is temporary intermittent not to exceed 1- year.
**Recruitment incentive not authorized.
Please read announcement carefully before applying.**
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Responsibilities
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible and accountable for providing and directing
effective dialysis nursing care to individual and groups of
patients for an aging, adult population.
  • Clinically and administratively accountable to the Dialysis Unit
Nurse Manager.
  • Documents observations, assessments, and changes in patient's
condition.
  • Collaborates with health team members to facilitate positive
patient care outcomes.
  • Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety
of physical and/or behavior problems.
  • Demonstrates clinical practice and skills, problem-solving
skills, and decision-making skills.
  • Considers all characteristics of the individual, including sex
and sex role identification, age and life stage, state of
health, race and culture, socio-economic status, values and
previous experience with similar events, in order to assist each
patient to identify and meet basic health needs and improve
his/her health status to the individual's maximum.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of VA policies, procedures and clinical
protocols.
  • Influences outcomes by collaborating with members of the
interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance includes
knowledge and active participation in unit / program level
quality improvement processes, initiatives, and customer
service.
  • Takes initiative in developing and evaluating unit level and/or
disease specific to standards of care, policies, procedures and
nursing programs that guide nursing practice and/or measure
performance.
  • RN will be required to work in IV Therapy as needed.
  • Manages Acute and Chronic Hemodialysis treatments are performed
by Dialysis Registered Nurses.
  • Set up and checks dialysis equipment and ensure it is operating
properly, making or reporting necessary corrections to
appropriate personnel.
  • Provides and documents in electronic medical record patient
education.
  • Initiates and discontinues dialysis treatment for patients with
perm catheters, fistulas, grafts, and temporary accesses per
Provider instructions.
  • Must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of
varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds.
  • Responsible for ensuring his/her actions contribute to a mode of
continued accreditation readiness regarding Joint Commission
(TJC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), VA surveyors,
Laboratory College of American Pathologists (CAP), and other
survey teams.
  • Consistently protects printed and electronic files containing
sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy
Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations,
statues and policy, and VHA policy.
  • The selected RN will be clinically and administratively
accountable to the Dialysis Unit Nurse Manager.
Work Schedule: As needed
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
00
  • #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
  • Requirements

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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, 11/18/2019.
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 two (2) years of successful RN Medical/Surgical
experience
  • Prior Dialysis experience preferred
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and
written)
  • Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed, and
flexible, including flexibility in assignment time scheduling
  • Current BLS certification
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<...

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