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 How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Check out the videos of clinical staff and what they have to say about working for VA! https://www.vacareers.va.gov/OurPatients/VideosBrochures/#videos Come and join our exceptional Medical Surgical Team! Some of the duties and responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to: Self-directed with ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate maximum flexibility. Demonstrates ability to utilize the nursing process as a problem-solving model. Demonstrates an excellent customer service philosophy with both internal and external customers. Demonstrates self-motivation and independence in professional development, organization of tasks/assignments for the nursing team and in providing a safe patient care environment. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the completion of medical/surgical care, documentation and standards. Skills in patient assessment with the ability to communicate appropriate concerns regarding patient's conditions based on a sound theoretical and technical basis. Demonstrates working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment. Accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population with complex needs. Ordering emergent diagnostics such as radiologic x-rays, labs such as blood gases, CBC, electrolyte and electrocardiogram cardiogram 12 lead. Knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting. Demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age related needs of patients. Interpreting cardiac arrhythmia and administer appropriate drugs per physician orders. Initiate IV's and approved IV medication administration. Identifies problematic rhythms, correct pacemaker rhythms, inform physicians of any malfunctions. Titration of ordered medication according to established parameters and unit medication policy. Other duties include patient and family education, interdisciplinary participation with discharge planning, and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: To Be Determined. Management reserves the right to determine and/or change the tour of duty. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt Supervisory Position: No Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment incentive authorized for highly qualified applicants. Incentives include our Education Debt Reduction Program .See below for more details on incentives authorized. Relocation expenses: Not Authorized Probationary period: May be required Financial Disclosure: Not Required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, not to include 10 paid federal holidays; and 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits *Incentives: Education Debt Repayment Plan: This position is eligible for Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP) based upon the availability of funds. EDRP is an incentive to be used to reimburse education debt costs you accrued in order to obtain your education related to the position you will be filling. Award amounts are determined after review of complete EDRP application and supporting documentation. Final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official verifies EDRP. Recruitment Incentive: $5000 recruitment incentive for 2 year commitment authorized for highly qualified candidates.
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