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RN-ICU Full Time

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
US Citizens and Status Candidates Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1113744
Tour of Duty: 6:30pm-7:00 am off tours and weekends
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_At Jack C. Montgomery, we have the right people, in the right jobs, with the right skills and abilities. We all have a true sense of personal value, and a commitment to providing high quality service to our nation's Heroes.....do you have what it takes to be a part of this team? If so, we want you to apply for this position!_
Jack C. Montgomery''s mission is to: Honor and serve our Veterans through excellence in healthcare.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln''s promise -"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America''s Veterans.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
This position is located in Muskogee population of 38,000 , a city with a rich heritage, numerous activities, quality amenities, and a sense of pride and ownership. We are 2 hours east of Oklahoma City and 1 hour northeast of Tulsa.Muskogee is full of special events throughout the year. Enjoy camping or boating on one of our five (5) surrounding lakes. Visit Honor Heights Park with the azaleas in full bloom during the famous Azalea Festival; go back in time at the Renaissance Fair at the Castle of Muskogee, or visit the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame with inductees such as: Toby Keith, Wayman Tisdale, D.C. Miner, Carrie Underwood, Roy Clark and Merle Haggard. You will also find information about our Education system that includes our public schools, community college, vocational school and universities. Visit the Muskogee Chamber website / . Muskogee is also home to several colleges and universities including Northeastern State , the historic Bacone /, and Connors State /.
Must pass pre-employment examination. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. Background and/or Security Investigation required. Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
This position is located in ICU department of Patient Care Services. S(H)e is directly responsible to the ICU Nurse Manager, the Assistant Chief of Patient Care Services and the Associate Director for Patient Care Services. The Intensive Care Unit specializes in providing care to critically ill veterans or those requiring intensive cardiac monitoring; post-operative major surgical patients requiring critical care services. The age of patients range from adults (18-64) and adults (65+). Common diagnosis include acute myocardial infarction, lethal dysrhythmias, respiratory distress and/or failure, acute gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, acute renal failure and multi-system failure. The RN is accountable as a primary nurse for a defined group of patients and directs the completion of the initial and ongoing assessments. Collaborates with physicians and ancillary services in planning and implementing the patient''s plan of care; provides teaching as appropriate. S(H)e demonstrates knowledge and competencies in critical care nursing and is able to follow ICU protocols. Monitors activities occurring within the unit when acting in the charge nurse capacity. Analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities. Strives to maintain clinical competencies, continuous study, in-services, attendance at and participation in seminars and workshops. Based on education and experience, you may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor or charge nurse.
Applicant''s education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicant''s education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry . Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration: collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:
Nurse I, Level I- An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
Nurse I, Level II - And ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or and ADN or Diploma in in nursing and a bachelor''s degree in a related filed and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
Nurse I, Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or and ADN or Diploma in in nursing and a bachelor''s degree in a related filed and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a (BSN) with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Masters'' degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or a Masters'' degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has a doctoral degree in a related field with no such experience.
Nurse III - Master''s degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
Preferred Experience:
Successful completion of a formal critical care course
One -three years as a critical care nurse
ACLS to be obtained within 6 months of employment, if applicant doesn''t currently have
GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
The criteria are as follows:
Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Physical Requirements: 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.This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity.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.Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit .
Once the application is complete, a review of your application, r sum and/or supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc. Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position , you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 19, 2014 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Required Docs:
1. CV or Resume ( required ).
2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at

) ( required ).

3. Copy of BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification ( required )

4. Copy of Transcript - Transcript of all college courses are required for the position. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ( ); which will be verified by Human Resources. ( required)

5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at ).

6. If currently or previously employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. Do not submit an SF-50 that''s a cash award because it doesn''t provide your grade, step and salary.
Please use this _checklist_to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify),documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1113744.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 19, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Relocation/Recruitment Expenses are not authorized for this position.

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