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Job Title: Registered Nurse (Operating Room)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wichita, KS
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/10/2017
Expire Date: 01/09/2018
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Job Description
Registered Nurse (Operating Room)

The RN practices within the Surgical Services and under the umbrella of Patient Care Services providing care to Veterans. The Operating Room RN provides, directs and supervises the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population of varying complexity in the inpatient/ outpatient perioperative setting. The operating rooms specialize in caring for adult and geriatric Veterans during the perioperative experience in a variety of surgical specialties. The nurse has the technical and operational knowledge and clinical skills to function as a circulating and scrub nurse in all the services. The nurse must demonstrate competency in a variety of specialized diagnostic and treatment procedures. The nurse is accountable for promoting patient safety, continuity/quality of care and general well-being of the patient. The nurse collaborates with physicians and ancillary services to provide this care. The nurse analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities and monitors activities occurring within the department when acting in the charge nurse capacity.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse Operating Room

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
    • 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)
  • 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Physical Requirements:

Duties are performed in the operating rooms which require special Operating Room (OR) attire with regular and recurring exposure to radiation, blood, body fluids, laser energy, and potentially toxic chemicals as listed in the facility chemical inventory system. The RN must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied to protect from inherent environmental hazards. PPE includes but is not limited to: protective eyewear, surgical hood, lead apron, laser glasses, knee high booties, impervious gown, gloves. Physical components of the position require lifting of light to heavy objects. Pushing up to 30-pound force is required to move patient carts around the work unit. To perform CPR, a minimum of 125 pound of force is recommended by the American Heart Association. Use of both hands and fingers is required along with the ability to reach above the shoulders. Neck range of motion must be sufficient to allow the RN to fully scan the entire sterile field to assess for breaks in sterility. Visual acuity, with or without corrective devices must be sufficient to allow for visualization of sure needle to 4.8 mm. The RN must have ability to distinguish low range sound and/or voice in surgical suite environment with competing background conversations, alarms and equipment noise. Occasional kneeling is required for some operating room procedures. The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position also requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing.

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

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other(VA-Form 10-2850a)
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50

**You must submit a complete application package. Requests for reconsiderations of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit required documents. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions.**

  1. Resume (required)
  2. Transcripts (required)
  3. VA form 10-2850a- Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. (required prior to offer). Available at the VA Forms website: http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf
  4. If you are a current federal employee, include your latest SF-50 Notification of personnel action that shows your current title, series, grade, step, salary, and tenure (required)
  5. If you are a former federal employee, include your last SF-50 Notification of personnel action that shows your title, series, grade, step, salary, and tenure (required)
  6. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 that shows your character of service (i.e. Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions) (required). If you are claiming 10-point Veterans' preference, in addition to your DD214, you must submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, along with all required supporting documentation available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).


Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2022926.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Qualifications & Requirements
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
    • 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)
  • 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year?s of nursing practice/experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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Contact Email:KIMBERLY.NARDINI@VA.GOV
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