This position includes coverage in Dallas, Garland, Fort Worth, and travel and nursing coverage to outpatient clinics/CBOCs at the direction of the Nurse Manager. You will contribute to positive organizational change, improve patient health outcomes, create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers, and deliver the best possible dermatological care to Veterans in North Texas. 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: Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of nursing experience. Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience in outpatient clinic setting. Procedural, specialty, ambulatory surgery, med/surg, wound care experience 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: The position requires compliance with VA Handbook and VANTHCS Policy related to physical requirements. Moderate Lifting of 15-44 pounds, Lifting under 15 pounds, moderate carrying of 15-44 pounds, Light carrying under 15 pounds, Pulling hand over hand for 8-12 hours, Pushing for 8-12 hours, Reaching above the shoulders, Use of fingers, walking 8-12 hours, standing 8-12 hours, kneeling 8 to 12 hours, Repeated bending for 8-12 hours, Climbing, legs only for 8-12 hours, Climbing, use of legs and arms, Both legs required, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing aid permitted, May be exposed to infected patients and contaminated equipment, May be expected to don protective equipment, May be exposed to combative patients, Must complete annual Employee Health requirements. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT & will remain open until December 30, 2022. The first cut-off date is April 25, 2022. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on a as-needed basis until positions are filled. Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. There are currently two Float Dermatology Registered Nurse (RN) vacancies for the VA North Texas Outpatient Procedural Service Line for Nursing, under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. Outpatient Procedural Service Float Dermatology RN nurses perform a multitude of tasks to support patient care needs of the service and facility. Overall, the candidate must possess or acquire new knowledge about our busy clinics by satisfying specialty services in the following ways: Ability to function as a clinic lead/charge nurse at the direction of the Nurse Manager. Lead and provide care to patients in general and specialized Dermatology clinics (Phototherapy; PDT) encompassing medical and surgical components. Ability to deliver efficient, comprehensive and continuous patient-driven holistic care. Ability to access and utilize multidisciplinary resources, programs and services, within and external to the VA to facilitate transitions of care. Assist in triaging and applying a collaborative team approach to assist in identifying, analyzing and resolving patient care problems, and develop care goals for resolving patient care problems. Maintain an active involvement in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes. Performs assigned nursing duties, including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care, under the direct supervison of an RN/Physician. Performs and assists with delegated procedures, implements physician's orders and records observation and evaluations of patient response in a timely and detail oriented manner. Reinforces patient/family teaching as delegated and clearly documents patient response in patient record. Accepts and documents orders from the provider according to organizational policies and guidelines. Clearly communicates, verbally and in writing, patient care activities and patient condition to appropriate parties. Provides appropriate assistance in emergency and stressful situations as needed. Participates in education and performance improvement activities to improve and maintain service and organization qualifications and standards of performance. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday with flexible rotating tours, with occasional coverage for Saturday Clinics in Dallas/Fort Worth/Garland/CBOCs\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\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.