The Registered Nurse-OR/Perioperative duties will include but are not limited to:
Demonstrate leadership by involving others in improving care. Initiate/participate in quality improvement activities that result in approved outcomes.
Evaluate practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations and take action to improve performance.
Acquire knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice.
Participate in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance.
Support and enhance client self-determination and serve as resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues.
Use a body of research to validate and/or change work group practice and identify and assess resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action.
Educate colleagues and/or students and serve as a preceptor and/or mentor and use the group process to identify, analyze and resolve care problems.
Work collaboratively with Sterile Processing Service, Logistics and other services that provide support to OR operations.
Responsible to Nurse Manager, Service Line Designee, or other nursing management with practice accountability to the Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Services.
May supervise other RNs, NAs and Surgical Techs.
About the Atlanta VA Medical Center: The Atlanta VAMC has 405 authorized inpatient beds (273 in the hospital, 120 Community Living Center, and 12 PRRTP) and is a tertiary care facility classified as a Complexity Level 1A facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services complete with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through emergency medicine, primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Atlanta VAMC is part of the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7), which includes facilities in GA, AL, and SC. The Atlanta VAMC Community Living Center serves metro Atlanta and includes extended care rehabilitation, psycho-geriatric care, and general long term care. The facility also serves as a prosthetics treatment center, fabricating and supplying mechanical devices such as artificial limbs for patients within the states of GA, SC, and AL. For more information on the Dept of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
The Atlanta VA Medical Center is recruiting for multiple Registered Nurse vacancies in the Operating Room/Perioperative Service.
Location: 1670 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA 30033
Nurse Pay Scale: (Special OR RN Pay Scale) $66,180-$111,609
Variable Tours: Variable days but you must be flexible to ensure patient care coverage as shifts/tours can change. Work schedule to be discussed during interview.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education, years of RN experience and type of RN experience
Internal Number: 103
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