The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is recruiting for Registered Nurses to work in the Medical Units (Cardiac, Oncology, Neuro, General Med/Surg) at the Malcom Randall & Lake City VA Medical Centers. Come join our team of health care professionals in caring for our Veterans. A recruitment/relocation incentive may be considered for highly qualified candidates. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/30/2022 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. 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) 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. Licensure: 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. The full performance level of this vacancy is Grade 03. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 01 to 03.Professional Standards Board: a peer-review board (the Professional Standards Board) will recommend the grade and salary paid to the person selected based on that person's qualifications. Preferred Experience: Experience is preferred in the following areas: cardiac, renal, urology, pulmonary, hematology/oncology, neurology and endocrinology. Bachelors in Nursing preferred Demonstrates dependability and flexibility Demonstrates a strong ability to function independently Experienced working with an Interdisciplinary Team Demonstrates excellent communication skills Demonstrates computer skills Medical/ Surgical certification or specialty certification preferred ["The Medicine Units specialize in the medical care of an array of patients including, but not limited to, patients with neurological, pulmonary, endocrine, hematologic and cardiac disorders. We also serve as an Epilepsy Center of Excellence as well as provide oncology services including chemotherapy administration. All Medical Units are equipped with telemetry monitoring capability. Experience with patient assessment and communication, IV therapy including continuous medication infusions, use of central lines and telemetry is preferred. Effective use of computerized medication administration and documentation is required. The Nursing Service department encourages individual and team accountability and shared decision-making while applying current Joint Commission standards using Evidenced Based practice. Duties Include: Assesses patient's biopsychosocial needs Formulates a plan of care based on nursing and healthcare team assessments Provides nursing care to meet patient's needs Evaluates patient status and response to care; recognizes actual or potential changes in patients' condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the care plan accordingly Documents the nursing process Initiates effective, appropriate, and safe actions in emergencies Recognizes medical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates and guides others in the implementation of appropriate and timely actions Treats customers in a courteous and helpful manner that indicates dignity and respect Ensures that, within the scope of duties, confidential information is at all times safeguarded Work Schedule: 12 hours shifts in a 24/7 environment, day shift and night shifts available\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment/relocation incentive may be considered for highly qualified candidates.\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.