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    Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station. NO STATE TAXES!!!

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

                         
    · Other - (VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf )

    Application 10-2850a is required to be considered for this position. Please complete the form in its entirety. If you answer "YES" to questions 30 through 38, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes".  Incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration.

    · Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job that you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ;  Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time, part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week)

    If you fail to submit the required documents you will be considered ineligible for further consideration.

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    Responsibilities

    THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION

    Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    DUTIES:

    The Staff Nurse is a professional nurse at an intermediate level of development. As progression is made in the nursing profession, it is expected that leadership skills and competencies will be sustained with expertise and a broad-based clinical knowledge to effectively implement health promotion.  The nurse is obligated to ongoing, comprehensive evaluation and improvement of clinical practice and health care delivery systems to meet the needs of patients in the Special Procedure Clinic, Day Procedure Program (DPP)/Post Anesthesia Unit (PACU)/Endoscopy Procedures clinic and is based on current and anticipated trends in health care. The Staff Nurse may also be required to cover in the Ophthalmology clinical area. The Staff Nurse will demonstrate and maintain critical care and clinic core and unit specific competencies. The Staff Nurse will demonstrate the ability to lead nursing staff in performance of nursing care at the unit or team level.  Is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs.  The Staff Nurse is responsible for safety and infection control practices on the unit, working with the nurse manager to ensure compliance with regulations are met. The Staff Nurse is responsible for assessment and documentation of assessment for various procedural and clinic patients, and for the completion of clinical reminders. Additionally, the Staff Nurse will be responsible for critical assessments in the DPP/PACU using critical care knowledge and skills for both phase I and phase II recovery patients. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Moderate Sedation competencies are required in specific specialty areas.

    The Staff Nurse will be expected to have knowledge of surgical ophthalmic procedures, including cataract and pterygium excision, and have the ability to oversee the instrument(s) and equipment set-up, for the case utilizing preference cards, and anticipates needs of the surgeon.  The Staff Nurse will be required to demonstrate competency to circulate for and act as primary scrub for  surgical ophthalmic procedures.  The Staff Nurse will perform as a perioperative nurse , being competent to complete assessments, planning, and implementation of nursing intervention and evaluation.

    The position may require extended periods of standing. Candidates must have the ability to stand for extended periods. Travel to Temple, TX will be required for in processing and orientation of approximately one month based on experience and progression through orientation.

    Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse/ Nurse II (Procedural)

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent employees of CTVHCS, Other permanent VA employees, permanent employees of other Federal agencies and US Citizens Only.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485037700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.