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Registered Nurse - Medical Intensive Care Unit - Seattle

Registered Nurse - Medical Intensive Care Unit - Seattle

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 3 vacancies in the following location: * Seattle, WA Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent Opened Monday 11/14/2016 (93 day(s) ago) ** Closes Friday 3/31/2017 (44 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary The Puget Sound area hosts some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Within three hours' drive you can be walking near glaciers, on beaches, through old-growth forests, and along ridge lines between knifelike peaks still sporting snow deep into August. The area proudly showcases more than 350 art installations and exciting sports teams. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1848271 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? \\\"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan\\\" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? With a reputation for excellence, innovation and extraordinary care of our Nation's heroes, VA Puget Sound strives to lead the nation in terms of quality, efficiency and public service through its proven record of innovation and extraordinary care of Veterans. As the primary referral site for VA's northwest region, VA Puget Sound provides care for Veteran populations encompassing Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. Since 1923, VA Puget Sound Health Care System has distinguished itself as a leader in teaching, research and patient care while earning prestigious recognition as part of the largest health care network in the country. We consider it our privilege to serve the health care needs of more than 80,000 Veterans living in the Pacific Northwest. VA Puget Sound serves Veterans from a five-state area in the Pacific Northwest. We have two main divisions: American Lake and Seattle. In addition to our main medical centers we offer services to our patients in seven community-based outpatient clinics in Bellevue, Bremerton, Federal Way, Mount Vernon, North Seattle, South Sound and Port Angeles. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Recruitment/Relocation incentives are not authorized for this position All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA This job opportunity announcement is open until positions filled. First consideration will be 11/28/16 and every 2 weeks thereafter. Please apply early for best consideration. Duties The nurse practices in MICU/CCU, located in the Hospital and Specialty Care Service Line at the VAPSHCS ? Seattle, Division. MICU/CCU is a new 18 bed intensive care unit specializing predominantly in cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine and neurological disorders. Patient populations include: myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, COPD, renal failure, diabetes, and CVA. MICU is a silver level Beacon Award for Excellence recipient from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The population ranges from the older adult to the geriatric. The geriatric patient population is likely to present with chronic medical conditions, change in mental status, and/or functional decline. Based on training/experience, critical care versus telemetry the RN is accountable for defined groups of patients on his/her shift. Based on experience, RN's may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor and charge nurse. **Work Schedule:**8 and12 hour day shifts with rotations to nights and 8 and 12 hour night shifts **Functional Statement Title:**MICU RN Travel Required * Not Required Relocation Authorized * No ## Job Requirements Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination. * Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. * Background and/or Security Investigation required. * Must be proficient in written and spoken English. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Qualifications **BASIC REQUIREMENTS:** * US citizenship. Non-citizens may 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. * 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) * Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (ie, 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year?s of nursing practice/experience. **Preferred Experience:** * Bachelor of Science in Nursing * Certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the US Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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. Education/Experience Requirements: * Minimum of 1 year successful nursing practice in a critical care setting with experience with ventilators, invasive lines and cardiac monitoring **Physical Requirements:**Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (3 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (without aid); Near vision correctable at 13\\\" to 16\\\"; and Working closely with others Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation ## Additional Information What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your resume and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the US Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on ?Application Status.? For a more detailed update of your status, click on ?more information.? Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: -choose-va/benefits/index.asp. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. *Salary Range:* $58,814.00 to $112,011.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* VN-0610-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 456203000 *Job Announcement Number:* VP-17-RET-1848271-BU


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