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Registered Nurse (Medical/Surgical) – Kansas City, Missouri
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 509994Start Date: 09/15/2021End Date: 01/01/2022
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2021. 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. Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required. 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 (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience in med/surg 2-3 years, tele experience. Education: BSN preferred Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) NOTE: The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained. 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. References: 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 physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing (steps, ladder, etc, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment’s pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials. The use of safe patient handling equipment is required when appropriate to prevent potential injury to both patients and staff.
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