The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurse (RN) to serve in our Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). The RN will utilize the nursing process to assess, coordinate, facilitate and deliver nursing care for patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families. 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: BSN preferred Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) At least 3 years of recent experience (within the past 5 years), successful Critical Care RN experience preferred Successful completion of a critical care course/training/orientation Member of the American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Evidence of self-direction or organizational skills Evidence of effectively educating patients and patient families 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 (35 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (35 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Typical duties include but are not limited to: Assure detailed, current, and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records. Utilize human and material resources to provide efficient and effective patient care. Evaluate systems for patient care delivery and personnel management by tailoring the operating environment to the needs of the patient population. Promote participation with the Quality Management Program in the Clinical, Research and Educational Programs. Develop and support research projects directed toward improving patient care and staff development. Provide a safe and healthful physical environment for patients and personnel by interpreting and applying organizational controls and national standards. Assure continuing improvement of service to patients, including implementation of an effective customer service program. Understand and facilitate the objectives of student affiliation programs. Ensure compliance with all patient rights and regulatory agency standards. Collaborate with the other health care professionals in providing continuity of services for specific health issues. Improves continuity of professional relationships among the health care team as they collaborate on behalf of patients. Perform emergent care in acute/crisis situations. Perform ongoing monitoring of patient conditions and document patient responses to care in a clear, concise manner. Review and update patient databases, patient care plans and other forms as appropriate. Interact with the family and/or significant others to facilitate patient care. Hemodynamic monitoring including, but not limited to cardiac, SPO2, CO2, respiratory. Pain management using PCA, epidural, etc. Provide infusion and monitoring for patients receiving Ketamine therapy. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800 to 2030, eight hour shifts to cover tour. Compressed tours available.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a Virtual Position\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nDuty Location: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90073"]
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