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Registered Nurse Urgent Care Clinic

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

This RN executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service lines and/or disciplines influencing the organizational mission. He/she works with an adult and geriatric population under the ambulatory care setting in the Urgent Care Clinic, through collaborative strategies and in compliance with Nurse Practice Acts and Medical Center and Department standards. Duties include but are not limited to: Manages care for unscheduled patients presenting to the Urgent Care Department. This includes accurate triage using the researched based Emergency Severity Index (ESI), efficient management and treatments of Veteran's presenting for treatment and rapid facilitation of medical disposition according to standardized triage and provider determination Performs complex, comprehensive physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessments. Monitors standard of care and practice application at the organizational level making recommendations for improvement. Accurately assesses and reassesses subjective pain and is an active member of the interdisciplinary team to effectively manage pain. Leads others in the application of newly acquired knowledge to improve the care of Veterans at the unit level. Functions as a resource person for patients, families, and other staff members in the organization. Reviews current literature and practice standards related triage, and Urgent Care. Initiates change in practice based on these findings. Work Schedule: 8:30AM to 09:00PM or 9:00AM to 9:30PM or 7:30PM to 8:00AM or 9:00PM to 7:30AM. (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some evenings and weekends and every 4th holiday)Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredCompressed/Flexible Schedule: Available (See Work Schedule)Telework: Not AvailableVirtual: Not a virtual position.Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse, Urgent Care ClinicRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedBasic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: 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), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. 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. Registration: 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. English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). 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.Preferred Experience/Qualifications: ACLS, Minimum nursing experience of 3 years.Urgent Care, ER/ICU experience within 1 year.You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this jobDesignated and/or random drug testing requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a two year probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishPhysical Requirements: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient.This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. This position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes(You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position):ResumeThe following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript, SF-50's, etc.Cover LetterDD-214OF-306OtherOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50TranscriptARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the excepted or competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.

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