Nurse (Interventional Pulmonary Outpatient Medicine Unit)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Internal Number: 712644500
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. 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: Bronchoscopy Lab, Endoscopy Lab, ICU or ED 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 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling 1hr; Pushing 1-2; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 3hrs; Standing 4-6hrs, Kneeling 1hr; Repeated bending 2hrs; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Mental and Emotional stability required. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others; Working alone???????. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Interventional Pulmonary (IP) Registered Nurse (RN), a member of the Department of Hospital and Specialty Medicine Division at the VA Portland Healthcare System, provides care primarily in the Bronchoscopy Lab and Operating Room (OR) and may also be assigned to the Outpatient Medicine Unit. The Bronchoscopy Lab provides both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Duties include but not limited to: Excellent interpersonal skills and abilities to work effectively in a team setting. Computer skills for documentation in the electronic health record and word processing; and annual competencies as determined at the unit level. Possess knowledge and abilities to perform high quality interventional procedures in accordance with policies and procedures defining preparation of radiological equipment, physiological monitoring, and related equipment and devices used in this area. Administers moderate sedation with appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation to patients undergoing pulmonary procedures and functions as a technical lead for the lab. Responsible for the maintenance, cleaning, and preparing of the equipment/instrumentation for the procedures. Plans, organizes, and when appropriate, directs the activities of others to complete assignments in a safe and timely manner. Provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic/ therapeutic procedures in the Bronchoscopy Lab and the Operating Room (OR). Administers and monitors moderate sedation for patients undergoing various levels of sedation including General Anesthesia, MAC, and Moderate Sedation. Recovery of patients following sedation is included; Assisting with clinical procedures including: thoracentesis, pleurx drain placement/removal, chest tube insertion, bronchoscopy/rigid bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), electromagnetic bronchial navigation (EMBN) and fiducial marker placement. Functions in scrub and/or circulating roles within the Operating Room and Bronchoscopy Lab. Serves as a primary nurse for a defined group of patients for the pre, intra, and post procedural encounter, when assigned. Completion of these duties may occur areas outside of the Bronchoscopy Lab or Operating Room, such as the Outpatient Medical Unit; Coordinates patient care and providing clear communication between patients, providers, and other members of the healthcare team. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 0700-1530 and 0700-1730. Telework: Available (Ad-Hoc eligible) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. EDRP Authorized: Contact V20CompensationTeam@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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