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 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: BS Nursing with specialized experience, preferred Masters degree with relevant clinical experience in an emergency or critical care area, and some management experience. ANCC Certification in endoscopy nursing or certification with SGNA 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: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over, Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over, Straight pulling (4 hours), Pushing (4 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Both hands required, Walking (8-12 hours), Standing (8-12 hour s), 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, Both eyes required , Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Transferring patients & objects may be required, Don protective clothing in isolation situation or operative/invasive procedures, May occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium. ["The Registered Nurse (RN) practices in the Gastroenterology Endoscopy Unit, Nursing Section of the Patient Care Service within the Detroit VAMC. The Gastroenterology Endoscopic nurse specializes in treating adult and older adult veterans with acute and chronic conditions. Common patient medical conditions include gastroenterological, diseases, endocrine, hematology, oncology, and cardiology, respiratory renal and infectious diseases/conditions. Patients frequently experience transitory mental status changes or have a secondary psychiatric diagnosis. These veterans may be inpatients, outpatients or same day surgery requiring interventional procedures such as colonoscopy, liver biopsy, ERCP with use of conscious sedation. Demonstrates technical and operational knowledge and is able to apply these skills in the clinical setting. Operates specialized therapeutic and life support equipment. Demonstrates skill using approved guidelines such as ACLS protocols in emergent situations such as arrhythmias, cardiac arrests, compromised airway and hemodynamic instability. Accountable for a defined group of patients during the pre/post procedure phases. Provides education to patient/family regarding the procedure including post procedure instruction. Collaborates with physicians and ancillary services in planning and implementing the patient's plan of care. Analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities. Strives to maintain clinical competencies through continuous study, in-services and participation in obtaining continuing education units. Based on education and experience, may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor or unit Ad Pac. Maintains BLS and ACLS certification and conscious sedation competencies. Work Schedule: Full-time: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm or 8:30am - 5:00pm & Part-time: 16 hours weekly / 32 hours biweekly. Schedule will vary based on the current vacancy being filled. Specific work schedule will be discussed during the interview process\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Eve.Harper@va.gov or Brian.Huhman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required ***THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT***Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service.**The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on Friday, April 15, 2022**. Subsequent referrals of qualified applicants will be referred on the 30th of each month (Cutoff dates) or as need it. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.** Vacancies may not presently exist but may become available at any point during the opening period of this vacancy announcement. We will not review applicant resumes until there is a request to fill a vacancy. You are applying to a public notice to fill current and future vacancies. Please note, there may or may not be actual/projected vacancies when you submit your application. Your resume and any supporting documentation will be retained with other applicants and reviewed as vacancies occur. You will not receive a notice regarding your application's status other than the initial acknowledgment until a request is received to fill a position. Once a request to fill a vacancy is received, we will review applicants in application date order. We will refer qualified applicants to the selecting official for consideration. The organization's hiring need will determine the referral of additional applicants. Applicants will be notified about their application's status if referred or if we fill all vacancies."]
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.