This position MAY be 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 & submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) & eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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. BLS Certification from the American Heart Association is required. References: 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, manual dexterity, and clear distinctive speech. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and bending. Bending, lifting and carrying of light items may be required. The Incumbent must be able to demonstrate nursing procedures requiring technical skills. ["This is an Open & Continuous Announcement and will remain open until 12/30/2022 to fill current & future Registered Nurse vacancies for various shifts at the Montrose and Castle Point Campuses. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis & qualified candidates will be referred for consideration as vacancies are available. The Registered Nurse provides a full range of nursing care to patients/residents with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process with a resident/patient centered care model within patient care settings. Performs initial assessments and re-assessments of conditions and responses to treatment as well as any other clinical findings. Assess residents/patients learning needs; develops and implements plans to meet patients needs; educates residents/patients and families in self-care and treatment measures. Promotes continuity of care through developing an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care in collaboration with the resident/patient, family and health care team. Administers prescribed therapies using appropriate judgment. Accurately documents in patients medical records findings, assessments, and care provided. Administers medications and treatments in accordance with established procedures and policies. Application cut off dates will be determined as vacancies occur. Work Schedule: To be discussed during interview.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.\nEDRP Authorized: Certain assignments may be authorized for EDRP Awards. Contact VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.\nFinancial Discloser Report: Not required."]
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