Registered Nurse (MPU - Medical Procedures Unit) - Louisville, KY
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Internal Number: 623634700
This is a high-volume complex unit that requires RNs be available to provide nursing care in all phases of care in MPU (Medical Procedures Unit) to include SME (Subject Matter Expert) of Moderate Sedation. The procedures consist of the following: Transesophageal Echocardiogram with Cardioversion, Interventional Radiology, GI & Pulmonary Endoscopy. A $12,000 Recruitment Incentive with 2 year service obligation has been approved for this position 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:- ACLS- PACU experience preferred- Endoscopy experience preferred- Moderate sedation experience preferred- CGRN (certified gastroenterology registered nurse) preferred- BSN preferredGrade 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 population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. LVAMC is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with visits to the Emergency Department and admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. 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. ["PAY SCHEDULE NF45 Duties included, but not limited to: The Medical Procedures Unit RN MPU provides service to GI, Cardiology, Pulmonary and Surgery for Endoscopy Procedures, including the following: Transesophageal Echocardiogram with Cardioversion, Interventional Radiology, GI & Pulmonary Endoscopy. Provides pre & post op care to patients undergoing Interventional Radiology. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care based on age-specific components. Responsible for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Consider all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administer medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines.Influence care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Make assignments and directs activities of other unit staff, (RNs, LPNs, students, PSAs, other team members).Independently plan and deliver technically competent care to patients with complex needs. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; schedule may vary. On Call after hours, weekends and holidays on rotating basis. Telework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: A $12,000 Recruitment Incentive has been approved for this position with 2 year service obligation\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.