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    Summary

    THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS EXTENDED THROUGH 2/26/2019. THOSE APPLICANTS WHO'VE APPLIED DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY. CANDIDATES WILL BE REVIEWED ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

    The BSN-prepared RN in the transition-to-practice program (TTP) will be enrolled into a 12-month program which will take place primarily in Manchester, NH but may be at any one of our NH Community Based Outpatient Clinics or neighboring VA New England facilities.

    *This vacancy is for newly graduated RNs, not experienced RNs.*

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    Responsibilities

    The post-baccalaureate degree registered nurse interprets the philosophy and goals of nursing service to others in the work setting; functions within established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and develop therapeutic relationships with patients, their families, and other professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care. The registered nurse delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned patients while developing technical competencies. The registered nurse works closely with a preceptor with a goal of developing skills and judgment to utilize the nursing process in real situations. The focus is on individual growth and development in practice with increased levels of self-direction.

    Works as a direct care nurse on either the community living center (CLC) unit, Urgent Care, or the Operating Room (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit [PACU] / Same Day Surgery [SDS]). Demonstrates beginning skills in using the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, implementation, and evaluation). Accurately documents the care of patients. Provides direction for others who deliver care. Participates in the quality improvement process and uses findings to guide and direct practice. Seeks knowledge and skills to improve own practice. Safeguards patient privacy and confidentiality. Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner, respecting the values and beliefs of all cultures. Serves as a patient advocate. Provides care in a safe and cost-effective manner. Establishes relationships with peers and other professionals. Shares knowledge and skills with others. Communicates effectively with patients and other health care providers. Nurses must have successfully completed their NCLEX exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, which is anticipated in Spring/Summer 2019.

    The RN in the transition-to-practice program will be enrolled into a 12 month program that includes hands-on clinical training, classroom training, simulation training, preceptorship, mentorship, and shadowing experiences. The RN is required to attend all trainings to successfully complete the program.


    Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, Weekends, and Holidays depending on unit assignment
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522223200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.