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Registered Nurse

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Job Description:

The clinic provides outpatient care to patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline. The RN is able to manage and deliver care to complex patient situations. Based on education and experience, may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor, charge nurse, triage/telephone triage nurse; may be a care manager for a defined group of patients under the guidance of the Associate Chief of Nursing of Primary Care. May also function independently in a clinical education, quality management or research role. Per CDC regulations, the RN in PCC will be rated for exposure to blood borne pathogens as a moderate risk. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes. Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations; takes action to improve performance. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor. Supports and enhances client self-determination. Serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues. Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Uses a body of research to validate and/or change work group practice Work Schedule: 5 days per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day between the hours of 6 am to 6 pm. Position Description Title/PD: Nurse II, Unit: Primary Care Clinic 000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Telework: This position has been determined to be not suitable for telework. Bargaining Unit Status: AFGE INCENTIVES: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives MAY BE AUTHORIZED for highly qualified candidates. RELOCATION (PCS) is NOT AUTHORIZED for this position.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. 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) 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.Preferred Experience: Primary Care 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: May require occasional heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); standing, walking, and kneeling; pushing/pulling; the use of fingers on both hands; ability to reach above shoulders; repeated bending; climbing using legs and arms; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13" to 16" so Jaeger 1/to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic color and shades of colors; and hearing (hearing aid permitted). Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 102850a APPLICATION FOR NURSES AND NURSE ANESTHETISTS Resume VA Form 10-2850a can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch . Please submit at time of application. The 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 (if using education to qualify), etc. Cover Letter DD-214 OF-306 102850a APPLICATION FOR NURSES AND NURSE ANESTHETISTS Service Connection documentation Resume SF-15 SF-50 Transcript Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

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