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Registered Nurse- Float

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Job Description:

The RN is administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager. The staff nurse is considered the journeyman level and has developed and acquired the clinical experience and knowledge to be proficient in nursing skills, practice, and procedures and typically has developed a specialized nursing practice.IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The staff nurse manages clinically complex patients and situations related to patient care assignments, as well as clinical and administrative processes affecting the unit/work/group/area. He/she is able to function independently, is self-directed in clinical practice and career development, and is actively involved in the functions and activities on the unit/work/group/area. It is expected the nurse provides safe, effective, quality care to patients and possesses the management skills necessary to function as charge nurse. This nurse is responsible for guiding, directing, and appraising the performance of support staff and providing education for support staff, students, and new employees.

The staff nurse has developed and acquired the clinical experience and knowledge to be proficient in nursing skills, practice, and procedures and typically has developed a specialized nursing practice. The staff nurse manages clinically complex patients and situations related to patient care assignments, as well as clinical and administrative processes affecting the unit/work/group/area. He/she is able to function independently, is self-directed in clinical practice and career development, and is actively involved in the functions and activities on the unit/work/group/area. It is expected the nurse provides safe, effective, quality care to patients and possesses the management skills necessary to function as charge nurse. This nurse is responsible for guiding, directing, and appraising the performance of support staff and providing education for support staff, students, and new employees.

The RN uses the nursing process to implement patient care for self and others. He/she models the interdisciplinary team approach to patient care and involves others in this process. He/she provides education to patient, families and significant others; administers medications and treatment; participates in the quality improvement process; and is attuned to the needs of adult and geriatric patients.

The RN is responsible for practicing in accordance with and adhering to regulations such as the Nurse Practice Act, veterans Health Administration (VHA) policies and procedures, and those of outside accrediting bodies. This nurse demonstrates dedication to the nursing profession and represents nursing in the community and professional activities. The RN maintains competencies to work in multiple areas.

Pay schedule: NG42

Work Schedule: Primarily day shift tours to include multiple rotations

Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement,

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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.
  • 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:



    • Three-five years RN experience
    • Computer literate
    • Self-directed in accepting responsibilities and require minimal supervision
    • Dependable


      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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires periods of walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, and transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials, and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Johnson City , Registered Nurse- Float, Healthcare , Johnson City, Tennessee

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