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. Learn more 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. Graduation from School of Nursing (a) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. [NOTE: See exception in subparagraph (b) below for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program.] 1. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or 2. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site. (b) [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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment. Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master's degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor's Degree is not awarded. (c) In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (see paragraph 2a(3)) will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing NOTE: Most individuals admitted as permanent residents or adjusting to permanent resident status as registered nurses on or after December 14, 1998, for the purpose of working as a registered nurse, must meet the certification requirements in Section 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (Pub. L. 104-208, September 30, 1996). This certification involves a review of the alien's education, training, license(s), and experience, verification that the alien possess an acceptable level of competence in written and oral English, and a requirement that the individual has passed either the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Examination or the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. examination, the NCLEX-RN. For additional information see Pub. L. 104-208, 63 Federal Register 55007-55012, dated October 14, 1998, and the CGFNS web site. Registration (a) Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registrationas a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA. (b) Impaired Registration. An impaired registration is any registration(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status. A registered nurse who has or ever had any such impairment to their registration as listed above may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 15 of this part. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. English Language Proficiency. Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: 2-3 years APRN experience, preferably in geriatrics. Familiar with long-term care. 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 - none beyond the basics. · Nurse II - A Master's prepared nurse with 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is VN-3. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of VN-1 to VN-3. Physical Requirements: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["This position is for a full-time Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Hospitalist and involves direct patient care for residents in the 225 bed Community Living Center (CLC) and Mental Health Units. Candidate must possess commitment to patient care and take an active role in providing quality medical service. The St. Cloud VA Healthcare System promotes a collaborative atmosphere where providers work with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals including nursing, pharmacy, social work, psychology, chaplaincy, and other providers to meet the needs of Veterans and families served by these programs. Responsibilities: Deliver care to Veterans in the medical center during all hours. Will also rotate into the service during regular weekday tours when not covering nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Will make rounds on the wards, check on the condition of seriously ill patients, and those requiring procedures such as suicidal observation. Prescribe medications and order/interpret diagnostic testing and therapeutic modalities including but not limited to laboratory tests, EKG, radiological studies, hemodynamic monitoring, treatments, IV fluids and electrolytes, oxygen, etc. Respond to emergency situations/codes throughout campus. Function independently as a member of the Medical Staff with full clinical privileges. Be accessible and available to in-house staff for consultation on complex cases. Coordinate hand-off communication after hours. Manage transfers into and out of the facility. Ensure direct patient care is clinically necessary, appropriate, safe, timely, evidence-based, and patient-centered. Assume complete professional responsibility for clinical assessments, patient-care decisions, and documentation. Provide clinical oversight and participate in peer review of other REC providers through periodic chart reviews. Act as a surrogate for absent Hospitalists when needed, to include review of CPRS view alerts, and other duties as assigned. Regularly attend the provider meetings, departmental meetings, and medical staff meetings. Typical work hours will be shift work and vary from week to week. Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. Work within privileges always and follow the Medical Bylaws. Work Schedule: Full-time 80 hours per pay period; Typical hours are shift work and vary from week to week.\nTelework: Not Available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives:\nEDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Discloser Report: Not required"]
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.