VA Puget Sound is hosting an in person hiring event on Saturday September 24, 2022, at the VHA Seattle campus 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle 98108 - building 101 room 1E80. Applicants that are interested in attending in person need to first apply to the recruitment vacancy. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified individuals will be sent an email invitation for interview. All interviews will be held on Saturday September 24, 2022, between 8:30am - 2:00pm. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Preferred Experience: Basic Life Support BSN 2 years specialized experience in specialty 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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), straight pulling (6 hrs), pushing (2 hrs), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (6 hrs), standing (2 hrs), repeated bending (6 hrs), ability to distinguish basic colors, and hearing (aid permitted). NOTE: Physical requirements may vary and are based on specific position. ["SEATTLE POSITIONS: MICU - Medical Intensive Care Unit/Cardiac Care Unit (MICU/CCU) is an 18 bed intensive care unit specializing predominantly in cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine and neurological disorders. SICU - Surgical Intensive Care Unit is a 10 bed unit specializing in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery and abdominal surgery. COVID-19 unit (4W) - The COVID-19 unit is a medical/surgical unit designated to care for suspected and confirmed COVID-19 positive patients. 2 West - 2 West is a 25 bed inpatient medicine unit specializing in oncology care (solid tumors, leukemias, lymphomas and bone marrow transplant overflow). 6 West - 6 West is a 30 bed inpatient unit that provide medical care and specializes in cardiac and neurology care. Cath Lab - The Cath Lab nurse is responsible for providing and managing effective nursing care to patients undergoing cardiac procedures, using the nursing process and current standards of care. He/she provides patient education pre and post cardiac procedures. He/she is able to establish IV access, use IV infusion pumps and prepare and administer drugs necessary for procedure and monitors physiological patient responses. Same Day Unit - Same Day Services is an outpatient unit which provides patient care in three functional areas and also covers PACU: Outpatient Evaluation Clinic (OEC), Same Day Unit (SDU) and Surgical Clinics. OEC is an area where all specialty services can obtain or perform pre-procedure and complex evaluations for patients. PAC provides a centralized area admission processing and day-of-surgery admissions. SDU provides care for outpatient procedures. SCI - The Spinal Cord Injury Service consists of a 38 bed CARF-accredited rehabilitation unit. This service provides care for medically complex patients including vent dependent patients, and provides acute SCI rehabilitation, medical rehospitalizations, post-op care, pressure ulcer treatment, annual evaluations, and outpatient treatment. Primary Care Clinic - Primary Care Clinic is hiring RN Care Managers responsible for organizing and directing team members to achieve desirable patient outcomes through day-to-day and/or telephonic case management and Clinic Nurses providing face-to-face care in the clinic in support of the Patient Aligned Care Team. AMERICAN LAKE/TACOMA POSITION: CLC - The Community Living Center at American Lake is a 79,000 square foot lakeside facility. It features 83 beds in both private and semi-private rooms, a hospice unit, a rehabilitation unit and an Alzheimer's disease/dementia unit. Breaking from the traditional nursing home concept of a hospital wing with standard nursing stations, the American Lake Community Living Center is designed around one main street corridor with a series of branching neighborhoods. A state-of-the-art, full service kitchen and dining room complete the unique design. The dining room provides meal service for all residents at American Lake including those in the Community Living Center, the domiciliary and blind rehabilitation. Additionally, the Alzheimer's/dementia unit has its own private dining area. MHRRTP - The Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program facility, also known as the Domiciliary, is comprised of 64 beds incorporating 4 programs: PTSD Program through Veterans Intensive PTSD (VIP), Addiction Treatment Program, Back-to-work/Homeless Program and General Domiciliary Pain Program. Telework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRecruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates that will be assigned to SCI, CLC, ED and Acute and Critical Care.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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