Sheridan VAHCS embraces patient-family centered care principles. The incumbent practices good customer service in all work activities, treating Veterans, their families/representatives, visitors, and other employees in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Makes caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Sheridan VAHCS is recruiting for RN's for Mountain View Living Center. 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. 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: Applicants must possess the mental and physical ability to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment. Physical requirements may involve lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and repeated bending. ["The RN provides competent care to patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings to include the medical unit, Mountain View Living Center, acute psychiatry, residential rehabilitation, ambulatory, mental health and specialty clinics, urgent care and extended or community based care. The RN is able to practice independently with little to no direct oversight and lesser reliance on the guidance of subject matter experts and expert nurses in order to effectively plan and manage complex clinical situations. The RN routinely serves as the lead nurse for a team and often serves as the Charge Nurse for the unit. Decisions are for all patients on the unit for that tour/shift. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Acts as a resource for other registered nurses, LPNs and non-licensed staff. Serves as a preceptor for new employees to the unit. Identifies systems improvement needs and implements performance improvement processes to effect change on the unit. Reviews care plans to ensure all patient needs are addressed, is careful to include the patient/family in development of the care plan. Ensures that the plan is followed by all staff. Assists patient/families with expressing their wishes as they relate to provision of care. Work Schedule: Varies, 12HR, 8HR shifts, day, night\nRequired certification: BLS, ACLS desirable\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May Be available for highly qualified candidates\nFinancial Disclosure 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.