Please read the sections below for the specific duties and tour information for each location and specialty.
Gainesville, Florida - Medical & Surgical Units Work Schedule: 12 hour day and night shifts available (24/7 environment) 1. Assesses patient's biopsychosocial needs. 2. Formulates a plan of care based on nursing and healthcare team assessments: 3. Provides nursing care to meet patient's needs. 4. Recognizes actual or potential changes in patients' condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the care plan accordingly. 4. Evaluates patient status and response to care. 5. Documents the nursing process. 6. Initiates effective, appropriate, and safe actions in emergencies. 7. Recognizes medical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates and guides others in the implementation of appropriate and timely actions. 8. Treats customers in a courteous and helpful manner that indicates dignity and respect. 9. Ensures that, within the scope of duties, confidential information is at all times safeguarded.
Lake City, Florida - Surgical Units Work Schedule: 12 hr day (0730 - 2000) & 12 hr. night shift (1930 - 0800) with occasional rotation to other hours as needed and required rotating weekends. 1. Use professional judgment and critical thinking in the delivery of care in accordance with established standards, hospital policies and procedures, and consistent with the plan of care. 2. Monitors patients, interprets data, recognizes abnormalities and intervenes with appropriate nursing measures. 3. Assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of nursing care for patients. 4. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate positive patient care outcomes. 5. Recognizes emergency situations and demonstrates effective actions. 6. Accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade and step. 7. Directs and delegates support personnel in implementing patient's plan of care, provides supervision and guidance, and demonstrates methods, as necessary, to correct deviation from established standards.
This announcement is for a total of 15 vacancies within the Medicine and Surgery Units in both Gainesville, Florida and Lake City, Florida. The Medicine Units include, but are not limited to Cardiac, Oncology, Neuro and General Med/Surg patients. The Surgical Units include but are not limited to Cardiothoracic, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Plastics, Eye, Vascular Surgery, GYN, and Dental. Please indicate your preferred location and shift availability on your resume.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/25/2020. 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.
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: Gainesville - Medical/Surgical Preferred Criteria a. One year of satisfactory acute care experience as an RN. b. Experience in the surgical nursing c. Demonstrates dependability and flexibility d. Demonstrates a strong ability to function independently e. Experienced working with an Interdisciplinary Team f. Demonstrates excellent communication skills g. Demonstrates computer skills h. Medical/ Surgical certification or specialty certification
Lake City - Surgical Preferred Criteria a. Bachelor Degree in Nursing. b. Minimum two years RN medical/surgical experience with above average clinical skills and knowledge base. c. Interest in general medicine nursing. d. Demonstrated ability to make sound clinical decisions. e. Above average interpersonal skills. f. Demonstrated dependability and flexibility. g. Strong leadership skills.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education, number of years as an RN, and type of RN experience
Internal Number: 106
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