Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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The VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System is currently recruiting for 1 Full Time RN to serve as a Nursing Officer of the Day.
First Area of Consideration is permanent VA Hudson Valley Employees
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The VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System provides care utilizing a patient centered care approach.
The Nursing Officer of the Day (NOD) is accountable for the overall administration of Nursing and Patient Services in the absence of the Associate Director of Patient Care Services during the non-administrative tour of duty, known as WHEN (weekend, holiday, evening, night) hours. The Nurse Officers of the Day are required to work at Montrose and Castle Point Campuses of VA Hudson Valley HCS primarily during the weekend, holiday, evening, and night hours which includes day tours. The Nurse Officer may be required to work both eight or twelve hour shifts and function as a urgent care clinic nurse and nurse officer during his/her tour of duty. The NOD is responsible for exercising decisions in administrative matters based on the facility policies and procedures and collaborates with facility administrative staff and providers. The NOD demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving Veteran care through collaborative team strategies. The NOD provides clinical expertise, responds to medical and psychiatric codes, and will be required to work in and manage the Urgent Room during WHEN hours. Incumbent may be assigned as needed to work as the UC staff nurse.The NOD is responsible and accountable for the fiscal resource management of personnel, equipment, and financial containment of overtime. The incumbent demonstrates expertise in the development and implementation of nursing standards for the management of specific patient populations and evaluates health care delivery by assessing progress and evaluating outcomes in collaboration with appropriate personnel. Position may entail other duties as assigned and will require travel between the Montrose and Castle Point campuses.
**Work Schedule:** WHEN hours (weekends, holidays, evenings, nights)
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not required
### Travel Required
25% or less - Will be required to travel between the Montrose and Castle Point campuses as needed.
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### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Current, full, active, and unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in a State or territory of the United States.
* 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.
**BLS and ACLS Certifications from the American Heart Association are required.
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, kneeling, 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.
**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.
* **Preferred Qualifications:** The applicant should possess a BSN and be ACLS certified with three years urgent care/emergency room experience. The applicant should be familiar with the use of the emergency department integration software, emergency severity index (5 tier triage process), and have supervisory experience. The nurse officer will be responsible for providing clinical and administrative support to all nursing staff and respond to rapid responses, medical, and psychiatric codes. The nurse officer should be proficient in the use of electronic health records different computer programs, completing reports, and staffing methodology of hospital units.
**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.
Your salary will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB). The NPSB is a peer review process. The NPSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training, and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.
**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: 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:
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