RN (Hemodialysis) - Recruitment Incentive May be Authorized
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Internal Number: 668035100
The Hemodialysis Unit (HDU) at SAVAHCS is a 16 chair unit caring for Acute and Chronic Patients. The HDU is connected to the hospital, therefore we provide acute dialysis in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Step Down Unit (SDU). Staff work closely with the Renal Physicians, Social Worker, and Dietitian, providing a multidisciplinary environment for our Veterans. Nursing staff and technicians work closely to provide a safe environment for the Veterans Hemodialysis treatment. 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 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. All registered nurses with less than 12-months of RN experience upon entry on duty (EOD) date, will complete a 12-month nurse residency program. The RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program complies with VHA Directive 1077. See https://www.va.gov/NURSING/workforce/RNTTP.asp for details. ["Nurses in the HDU are expected to: Maintain ACLS and BLS certification through the Resuscitation Readiness Improvement (RQI) Participate and successfully complete the Rhythm Interpretation and Treatment Modality Course and attend Dysrhythmia Workshops Proficient in assessing patients -Deliver effective care in chronic, acute, and crisis situations Collaborate with other healthcare professionals within SAVAHCS and the community to deliver timely, efficient, and effective care in a professional and respectful manner Perform ongoing monitoring of patient conditions and document patient responses to care in a clear concise manner -Interact with the family and/or significant others to facilitate Veteran care Precept and mentor new staff and students Complete TMS and Elsevier education modules in a timely manner, before due date Assure continuing improvement of service to Veterans, including implementation of an effective customer service program Develop and support research projects directed toward improving care delivered in HDU and throughout the facility -Enter leave requests into VATAS per SAVAHCS Leave and Absence System for Employees Memorandum -Document care appropriately per SAVAHCS Policy The RN scope of practice includes all RN duties, as well as the ability to perform the duties of the dialysis technician on an as needed basis Preferred experience: 3 to 5 years of dialysis experience Knowledge of peritoneal dialysis Certification as a CDN VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Work Schedule: Monday through Sunday 6:30AM to 5:30PM (rotating shifts, may include holidays and on-call)\nNote: Staff nurses work 10 hour shifts and third shift at times is inevitable. All nurses rotate charge, med nurse, and on-call. All on-call nurses complete a long weekend that starts Friday 5:30PM through Monday 6:00AM and periodically throughout the week.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRecruitment Incentive: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate\nRelocation Incentive: Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.