Registered Nurse - AmbCare (Cath Lab)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Bay Pines, FL
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 22, 2021
Ref
2331340716
Organization Type
Corporate
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Summary

Ambulatory Care Staff Nurse is assigned to the Cardiac Cath/EP lab. The RN - Staff Nurse will be a member of the interventional cardiac team and perform a wide range of technical skills that are utilized during cardiac catheterizations, pacemaker and AICD implantation, and electrophysiology studies.

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to provides quality nursing care through application of the nursing process and established guidelines of nursing practice. The nurse will assist in the care of patient undergoing electro-physiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, insertion of pacemakers, AICDs, insertion of intra-aortic balloon, and will provide primary support for angioplasty/stent for acute coronary syndrome patients. Candidate will specialize in the care of patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures in the Cardiac Lab environment. Incumbent will be well versed on cardiac anatomy, disease processes, cardio-active pharmacology, EKG interpretation, monitoring practices and sheath removal. The successful candidate will be required to participate in continuing education activities, achieve and maintain certification within the specialty area and to be prepared comply with the VHA policies and performance standards, The Joint Commission Standards and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System standards of practice and policies.

He/she must have the physical and mental capability to satisfactorily perform assigned duties while wearing protective lead aprons. This position will require standing and walking for extended periods of time as well as hearing and vision corrected to the near normal range.

This position requires a call rotation, this is mandatory. Staff must be able to return to the medical center within thirty-minutes of call alert.

Work Schedule: Day Shift with call rotation, 6:30am - 5:00pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

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0610 Nurse

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Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

Education. 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) OR
* 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)

Licensure. 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.

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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

Preferred Experience/Education:

* Bachelor's in Nursing - Preferred
* 1 - 3 years of Cardiac Cath Lab experience

Or 2 - 3 years Telemetry floor, MICU, or SICU experience- Preferred

* Superior knowledge of cardioactive medications - Preferred
* Knowledge to set-up and calculate doses for administration - Preferred

Physical Requirements: Incumbent must possess the mental and physical ability to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment. Physical requirements include visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. May involve potentially long periods of lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and repeated bending. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Safe patient handling equipment is 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 as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive, sit and/or ride in GSA vehicles for long periods of time.

In-direct patient care work is mostly sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to complete the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as patient records and supplies. In-direct care staff may be assigned to work in direct care areas as needed.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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