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: 5 plus years experience in oncology is required Certification as an OCN (oncology certified nurse) 3 plus years of recent nurse management experience 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: 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. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicle ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards This is an open continuous announcement until September 30, 2022. Qualified Applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest. The Nurse Manager (NM) of the Cancer Center demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care. S/he also demonstrates knowledge of scope of practice and RN accountability in assignment, delegation, and supervision of staff. The Cancer Center NM applies skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline-specific education and arranges training for staff and demonstrates competencies specific to the management of clinical setting in Cancer Center). S/he ensures staff compliance with MCL goals, nurse-sensitive indicators, and performance measures, provides oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions and assists other MCL NMs in coverage of other MCL units as needed for leave. Acts as the Nurse Executive as delegated during the absence of the Nurse Executive. This position will be evaluated using the Executive Career Field Performance Appraisal Program. Applies the nursing process to system or processes at the unit/team/group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. Demonstrates ability to function effectively in Nurse Manager or other designated leadership roles requiring application of problem-solving skills at the unit level, and use team approaches to identify, analyze and resolve problems. Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes. Demonstrates leadership in unit level quality improvement activities. Identifies problem areas for monitoring and evaluation, active in analyzing findings and changing practice based on quality improvement findings with resultant improvement in patient care. Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statues, and regulations. Acts to improve performance. Self-directed in evaluating progress toward professional careers goals. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Pursues an educational plan (literature review, continuing education, in-services, certification, and formal education) to maintain/improve knowledge in a specialized area of professional practice. Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor. Preserves the right of others while serving as a patient advocate and promotes mutual respect among colleagues and co-workers. Shares knowledge with colleagues and/or students in formal in services or informally as a resource person or consultant in an area of practice. Supports and enhance patient self-determination Serves as a resource for patients and staff in addressing ethical issues. Understands the legal and ethical implications of Patient Self Determination Act, Patient Bill of Rights, Advance Directives, and Patient Abuse. Using group process to identify, analyze and resolve care problems. Collaborates with other disciplines and care givers for decision making in interdisciplinary problem solving and discharge planning. Serves as a role model interacting with patients, families and significant others in a professional manner and utilizing effective communication skills. Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action. Identifies potential problems involving resources and or safety and acts to avert or manage the situation in a manner that meets the needs of patients in a safe/therapeutic manner. Identifies and initiates corrective measure in the event of job-related injuries. All other duties dictated by patient care. Work Schedule: 7:30 am-4:00 pm; Monday- Friday\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Demetrius Roberts at Demetrius.Roberts@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS):Not Authorized\nDisclosure Report: Not required"]
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