Only specific positions are 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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Preferred Experience to the specific unit/area: Medicine Rehabilitation Obtain ADN/BSN Minimum 2 years rehab or med/surg experience within last 5 years Must be able to perform Prevention and Management of Disruptive (PMDB) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Obtain BSN Domiciliary: Obtain ADN/BSN Minimum 2 years Psych experience within last 5 years Must be able to perform Prevention and Management of Disruptive (PMDB) Inpatient Mental Health (2G): Obtain ADN/BSN Minimum 2 years Psych experience within last 5 years Must be able to perform Prevention and Management of Disruptive (PMDB) Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit: ACLS required or by the end of orientation period One year of Critical Care experience preferred Step Down Unit (SDU): 1 year of EKG interpretation experience BLS required ACLS before the end of orientation period Nurse of the Day (NOD) 3-5 years house supervisory experience with ICU/ED background ICU/ED Charge Nurse or Management experience preferred. ACLS/BLS required Community Living Center (CLC): Long Term Care and Rehabilitation experience Med/Surg: Obtain BSN preferred Blind Rehabilitation: Obtain ADN/BSN Minimum 2 years rehab or med/surg experience with last 5 years Must be able to perform Prevention and Management of Disruptive (PMDB) 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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. Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (6 hours); Pushing (6-10 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6-10 hours); Standing (6-10 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2023. Eligible applications received will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until position(s) are filled. Emergency Department: Incumbent is responsible for working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and discuss concerns and issues of an ED patient with family. Incumbent develops realistic and measurable outcomes for identified patient needs and evaluates patient's progress toward outcomes and revises plan of care when appropriate. Med/Surg: Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs to provide nursing care to a diverse patient population as staffing and patient acuity needs arise. Medicine Rehabilitation RN provides quality rehabilitative care and training to Veterans with orthopedic conditions, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, neurological conditions, PTSD, and acute stress disorders for evaluation, rehabilitation, and follow-up care. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Serves as the RN Team Leader for a team of patients with the support of a LPN and/or HT in the delivery of care for Veterans with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders. Perform tracheostomy care, colostomy and bladder irrigations, transport of patients, application and removal of complex assistive/adaptive equipment, pressure injury/ulcer dressing changes. Provides complex care planning for Veterans with varying levels of spinal cord injuries (inclusive of Ventilator Dependent) and other neurological orders. Domiciliary Coordinates medical and behavioral care for MHRRTP residents for care both internal and external to the program, milieu management activities, oversight of LPN and NA activities, completing screenings for Veterans requesting to admit to MHRRTP, and providing administrative support when needed. Works in partnership with the patient to create a treatment plan, monitor progress, and provide support for the patient as need. Inpatient Mental Health (2G): Evaluates the patient's progress towards the desired outcomes and revises the plan of care and interventions as necessary. Delivers safe basic care to assign patients while developing technical competency's. Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit: Member of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and Code Blue Team and is required to maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Provides after hours post-operative recovery care to patients, when appropriate. Provides critical care to both surgery and patient populations. Step Down Unit (SDU): Demonstrates accurate and timely documentation of patient care according to the Standards for ICU, Step-Down, Observation, and Acute patients. Provides intermediate level care to patients who require more frequent monitoring. Medicine/Surgery Clinic: Utilizes a patient and family centered approach, manage and coordinate high risk patient care in collaboration with Primary Care licensed independent providers, Care Managers, specialists, and other supportive disciplines through referral. Provide disease specific intense management of illness exacerbation and progression through use of evidentiary standards of care. Nurse of the Day (NOD): The Nursing Officer of the Day (NOD) is responsible for the management of patient flow, patient staffing and critical problem solving in lieu of Associate Director Patient Care during non-administrative hours, weekend and holidays. Uses past experience as ICU/ED Charge Nurse/Management official to provide oversight and decision making. Blind Rehabilitation: RN provides quality rehabilitative care and training to Veterans with orthopedic conditions, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, neurological conditions, PTSD, and acute stress disorders for evaluation, rehabilitation, and follow-up care. Community Living Center (CLC) The RN will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process. This enables the RN to effectively implement health promotion health promotion and prevention interventions. families. Complete patient assessments; discharge plans, verify orders; complete chart reviews; and administer medications. See continued information under \"Additional Information\" section."]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.