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 To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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. 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. Preferred Experience: ICU/Step-down/Telemetry experience preferred Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over, straight pulling (4 hours), pushing (4 hours), reaching above shoulder, both hands required, walking 8-12 hours, standing (8-12 hours), repeated bending (8 hours), both legs requires, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13-16 Jaeger, 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other. Both eyes required, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), transferring patients and objects may be required, don protective clothing in isolation situation or operative invasive procedures, may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative to secondary delirium. This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service.**The initial cut off of eligible applicants will be January 14, 2022. Subsequent cut-off dates will be the 30th of each month or as needed. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.* ["The incumbent practices as a ICU/Step-Down/telemetry assistant clinical nurse manager who has 24 hour responsibility for the operation of a patient care unit/area in the Nursing Section of Patient Care Service within the Detroit VAMC. Provides leadership in the planning and implementing of care to patients in the medical center. These units specialize in providing care to critically ill veterans or intensive cardiac monitoring. The age of patients range from young adult through geriatric. Common diagnoses include post operative surgical cases, acute myocardial infarction, lethal dysrhythmias, respiratory distress and/or failure, acute gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, diabetic keto acidosis, acute renal failure and multi-system failure. The assistant clinical nurse manager (ACNM) demonstrates knowledge and competencies in critical care nursing such as hemodynamic monitoring, operates a variety of specialized therapeutic and life support equipment, early recognition of cardiac lethal dsyrthmias and the effective treatment of complex critical patients. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The ACNM is responsible for the documented outcomes at the unit level. Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. The ACNM must demonstrate Lead and organize delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Use advanced clinical knowledge/judgement to promote staff involvement in planning, decision making, and evaluate outcomes. Systematically evaluate current practice, and formulate outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise Guide, develop and support staff from a leadership perspective Use professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities Plan and assigns work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and prepare schedule for completion of work Evaluates the performance and competencies of subordinates Makes recommendations for appointment, advancements or reassignments of subordinates Provides mentoring, advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters. Must maintain BLS/ACLS certification Work Schedule: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Monday - Friday\nCompressed/Flexible: Not Available\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brian.Huhman@va.gov or Eve.Harper@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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