This RN Inpatient Units announcement will close on 03/31/2022. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. Please ensure to read the How to Apply section as there are new requirements for new hires. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) ONLY the Medical Oncology Unit and Inpatient Psychiatry RN positions are eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. The other inpatient units ARE NOT EDRP eligible at this time. To be EDRP eligible for this Medical Oncology position, the RN must have current chemotherapy certification and maintain certification while receiving EDRP benefits. 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 are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirement for Title 38 Health Care Personnel The position to which you are applying for employment is considered a Title 38 Health Care Personnel position within the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA). All new VHA Title 38 Health Care Personnel are required to participate in the Agency's COVID-19 vaccination program. The major requirement of this program consists of employees receiving either a complete COVID-19 vaccine series or receiving a medical or religious vaccination exemption. New employees must provide proper documentation of vaccination, initiate a COVID-19 vaccination series, or complete an exemption request prior to beginning employment with the DVA. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider (Illinois Board of Nursing). The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Practice is enhanced through development of collegial relationships. This nurse demonstrates collaboration by using the group process to solve problems. The focus is on leadership in strategically planning long-term goals for the microsystem (unit, team, or workgroup) that impacts operations or resources. The proficient nurse demonstrates critical thinking with efficiency and accuracy in assessing and managing situations. All RNs: Per local policy, the RN is responsible for maintaining Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Telemetry Stepdown Unit RNs: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required after completion of orientation for nurses assigned to the Telemetry Stepdown Unit. If not ACLS certified within orientation period, the nurse may be reassigned to another unit. Position duties include but are not limited to: Medical-Surgical Unit: caring for patients with multiple complex surgical and medical conditions, such as orthopedic surgeries, vascular diseases, renal disease, COPD, seizure disorder, and remote telemetry. Medical-Oncology Unit: caring for patients with various medical problems including patients requiring chemotherapy and remote telemetry. The Community Living Center and Rehabilitation Unit: caring for those veterans who do not need hospitalization in the acute care setting but require medical, nursing, rehabilitative, psychosocial, and/or supportive services in a skilled nursing care unit. Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit: identifying and caring for patients with various psychiatric disorders, including PTSD, depression, chemical dependence, and at times medical conditions such as seizure disorder, hypotension or hypertension. Telemetry-Stepdown Unit: Is an acute care unit that requires more intense nursing care beyond what can be provided on a medical-surgical floor. Responsibilities include but are not limited to caring for patients with various cardiac and/or medical-surgical problems. Day/Evening/Night Shifts Available ALL SHIFTS INCLUDE ROTATING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. Combination of 12-hour & 8-hour Shifts Available Day Shift 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (8-hour shift) 7:30 am to 8:00 pm (12-hour shift) (Rotation to off-tours may be required) Evening Shift 3:30 pm to 12 midnight (8-hour shift) 7:30 pm to 8:00 am (12-hour shift) Night Shift 11:30 pm to 8:00 am (8-hour shift) 7:30 pm to 8:00 am (12-hour shift)
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.