Employment Type: Full-Time
This Registered Nurse position is located at the West Los Angeles PACT Team. The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care including: coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.
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Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice.
* Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided.
* Revises interdisciplinary plan of care based upon on-going patient assessment and evaluation.
* Uses a team approach to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems that result in improved patient outcomes.
* Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills.
* Treats all patients and families with dignity and respect.
* Maintains professional boundaries with patients, families, and employees. Behavior as a role model is transparent and above reproach.
* Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing judgments and actions.
* Acts as a patient advocate when patient self-determination is questioned.
* Recognizes ethical problems and serves as a resource and/or consultant to patients, families, or staff and other health care providers on ethical issues.
* Safeguards patient privacy and maintains confidentiality of all electronic and printed patient information according to HIPAA guidelines, the Privacy Act, and as stated in the Medical Center Memo.
* Assumes self-directed responsibility and accountability for evaluating own progress toward professional career goals.
* Demonstrates to the immediate supervisor the use of standards in own daily practice.
* Evaluates unit performance as measured against TJC standards and takes action to correct deficits to ensure compliance as part of continued readiness.
* Supports and encourages others to read and correctly interpret medical center and service-level policies and procedures.
* Assumes leadership role in identifying policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and protocols requiring review or revision.
* Self-directed in providing positive and negative feedback to the supervisor on the performance of other staff.
* Demonstrates positive effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers.
* Works effectively with others by resolving conflicts and assisting others to cope with stressful situations.
* Aggregates data for presentation to leadership and program directors.
* Refers and consults with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, and integrates recommendations for continuing patient care into the plan of care.
* Collaborates with peers and leaders to meet outcomes.
Work Schedule: 7:30- 4:00 and other tours based upon the needs of the unit, including Saturdays
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
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.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/08/2021.
* 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 and approximately 2-3 year's 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.
All registered nurses with less than 12-months of RN experience upon entry on duty (EOD) date, will complete a 12-month nurse residency program. The RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program complies with VHA Directive 1077. See https://www.va.gov/NURSING/workforce/RNTTP.asp for details.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.