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. Learn more 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: ACLS & BLS certification required 5 years OR 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: This position requires Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 8 hours; 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; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) Perioperative Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who, when delegated by the Chief of Surgery, provides leadership and assumes responsibility for monitoring of staff clinical competence and work performance through ongoing assessment, adequacy of staffing, conduct and discipline issues, providing necessary training and supporting performance improvement. The Perioperative Nurse Manager is accountable to the Chief of Surgery and demonstrates leadership in coordinating the management of complex patient care. Uses collaborative strategies in conjunction with the Perioperative Assistant Nurse Manager with all VASNHCS departments in order to maximize patient care. Identifies issues that need to be addressed, analyzes it, and then reports possible implementation interventions to the Chief of Surgery. *Provides leadership and serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues.\n*Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care.\n*Supports and enhances client self-determination.\n*Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, including electronic, print, and conversations.\n*Supports the facility's EEO/affirmative action programs by executing assigned duties and responsibilities in a professional manner.\n*Guides others in the recognition of and participates in the resolution of ethical issues.\n*Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action under the supervision of the nurse manager.\n*Is responsible for the direct supervision of the departments Nursing Assistants and Health Technicians-Surgical.\n*Maintains professional knowledge and skills based on current evidence-based practice.\n*Demonstrates leadership by sharing knowledge with colleagues or students to enhance professional growth, development and practice.\n*Formally shares information gained from continuing education experiences within or across units and/or within the medical center.\n* Acts as a role model in fulfilling work commitments, seeking out and assuming additional responsibilities and assisting others with career development.\n*Coaches and precepts students and novice nursing staff members.\n*Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statues and regulations.\n*Collaborates and develops relationships both internally and externally to better meet the patient's needs.\n*Actively participates with the nurse manager in development of policies, procedures, and standards to promote evidenced-based patient-driven care.\n*Acts as a role model in fulfilling work commitments, seeking out and assuming additional responsibilities and assisting others with career development.\n*Functions as a resource to others to incorporate the principles of communication and the team concept.\n*Collaborates with physicians, nurse managers, charge nurses, utilization managers, and discharge planners to identify, analyze and resolve care problems with the nurse manager. Work Schedule: Full-time, Rotating shifts (days, evenings, nights, and holidays)\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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