Registered Nurse - Community Living Center (CLC-A) - EDRP and Recruitment Incentive
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Internal Number: 710462500
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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. 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. License: 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: One year RN experience Long-Term Care/Rehab/Hospice Experience Hands-on experience at bedside care Dementia experience 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling (1 hour); Pushing (1 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6 hours); Kneeling (0.5 hours); Repeated bending ( hours); Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted). ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT & will remain open until June 01, 2023, or until all positions are filled. The first cut-off date is March 17, 2023. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. Patient-care duties including but not limited to equipment, procedures, resident care needs and CLC unit workflow in order to provide care to the residents. Verbalizes and demonstrates understanding of the long sheet and importance of daily utilization of the form. Uses appropriate customer service guidelines as listed in the orientation check-off packet. Including, but not limited to CLC Veteran-Centered Care, resident preferences, and Cultural Transformation. Practices working knowledge of shower/tub room processes to delegate duties. Understands resident preferences and respect/dignity in implementing those preferences. Maintains a working knowledge of each neighborhood on unit, processes, and residents. Practices proper process of entering and exiting rooms. Assists other staff as necessary to ensure proper care. Utilizes nurse call system, answering alarm/phone appropriately, responding promptly to resident situation. Understands the Wanderguard system process, policy, and prompt response to alarm. Utilizes VA computers and programs to complete CLC RN duties, enter leave as required, and access work schedule. Documents accurately and in a timely manner. Completes all mandatory and other training, including, not limited to TMS, orientation, in-service, Interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings as assigned, annual competencies, and staff meetings. Understands, participates, and ensures completion of Purposeful Rounding in assigned neighborhood to ensure resident safety. Understands that the CLC is a restraint-free environment. Verbalize and understand what is considered a restraint. Understands, verbalizes, adheres to, and documents Fall Prevention guidelines, interventions, policies, and protocols. Demonstrates understanding regarding the pain scale, asking residents about their pain level, performing non-pharmacological measures to alleviate pain. Reports pain level concerns to charge nurse or provider. Demonstrates proper use of safety and lift equipment. Ensures the safety of residents and staff. Participates as assigned in fire safety, emergent needs, and environmental safety as described in orientation validation paperwork. Completes new admission package and document within eight hours of resident arrival following the admission checklist. Verbalizes and demonstrates understanding of skin breakdown, pressure injury preventative measures, and notifying charge nurse of new/worsening areas of redness, skin breakdown, and concerns. Completes all assessments and document as required. Completes wound care treatment as ordered by physician. Including documentation and assessment for preventative wound care treatment. Administers medication, complete D-sticks, and other orders required, as ordered by providers. Completes daily, weekly, monthly, and PRN documentation as required in an accurate and timely manner. Serves in the CLC charge position. Works with staff to ensure appropriate workflow. Uses appropriate infection control measures as listed in the orientation check-off packet. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Rotating Shift, 0730 - 2000 or 1930 - 0800 Compressed/Flexible: May be available Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified individual EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.