VA Portland Healthcare System is seeking a Registered Nurses (RN) for Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). The RNs provides home care and community services for Veterans who have a number of chronic medical conditions or require post-surgical care. Positions part of the Bend Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Salem Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, or Vancouver Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. *** Select Vancouver if interested in physically working in Vancouver or Portland Metro area. **** 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. Preferred Experience: 1-year VA Home Based Primary Care; 1-year successful, clinical nursing experience (i.e. Med/Surg, ER/ICU/Urgent Care, Adult Primary Care); experience on an interdisciplinary team; Must have valid driver's license, proof of insurance and be able to drive to Veterans' homes; does NOT transport patients; AHA BLS certified. 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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 (0.5 hour); Pushing (0.5 hour); ; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (3 hours); Standing (4-6 hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing (legs only for 1 hour); Both legs required; Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Specific visual requirement of at least 20/40 in each eye; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Mental & Emotional stability required; At least 70 feet peripheral in horizontal meridian in each eye. Environmental Factors: Outside and inside; Excessive heat; Excessive cold; Dust; Fumes, smoke, gases; Slippery or uneven walking surfaces, Working around moving objects or vehicles, Working closely with others; Working alone; animal dander; insects.*Does NOT Transport Patients* ["RN HBPC duties include and are not limited to: Medication management Provides wound care, injections, glucose and anticoagulation monitoring Performs blood draws and specimen collections Conducts safety evaluations, assessments, and in-home patient education Accountable for primary caseload for patient/family education and coordination of therapeutic regimen in a home setting Must have valid driver's license and proof of insurance; does NOT transport patients, but is required to drive to Veterans' homes VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold (permanent or temporary) and whether your position is on a full-time, part-time or intermittent work schedule. Intermittent, Permanent positions that work 130 hours per month, for 90 days may be eligible for the Health Benefits (Insurance). Work Schedule: Intermittent; As needed Monday-Friday, between 7:30am-4:30pm Telework: Yes Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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