Job opening: Registered Nurse (RN) - Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC)
Salary: $65 083 - 113 392 per year
Published at: Sep 18 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Ambultory Infusion Center RN position is located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (http://www.milwaukee.va.gov/).
The Ambultory Infusion Center RN is responsible for delivering safe and timely care and services (diagnostic testing, focused health assessments, ambulatory infusions, virtual care options, specimen collections, and phlebotomy) to Veterans. Duties include provision of nursing care in Ambulatory Infusion Center setting based on staffing needs and potential cross training to Ambultory Procedure Center (APC), recovery unit (PACU) and interventional radiology (IR).
The RN will work varied days and start times and may include weekend, holiday, or call rotations. Hours of operation between 7a-4p.
The Ambulatory Infusion RN practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues. Primary responsibilities of the RN may vary by assignment. Duties may include but are not limited to:
Initiating, planning, implementing, evaluating, and appropriately documenting patient care based on identified measurable outcomes.
Demonstrating evidence of critical thinking skills in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems.
Anticipating and responding appropriately to emergencies, coordinating interventions, and evaluating responses through critical analysis of patient systems and operational situations.
Supervising and guiding all levels of nursing and ancillary staff assigned to work in the clinical area.
Leading individuals or groups through educational processes focused on optimizing patient health and enhancing nursing practice.
Monitoring and documenting all applicable clinical reminders, performance measures, care plans, and outcomes in a timely and professional manner.
Utilizing problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact patient care or staff performance.
Assigning patient care duties based on patient needs and staff competency level/skill set.
Demonstrating skills in implementing Nursing and Physician Orders for patients with complex needs.
Aligning nursing practice to maintain consistency with facility policies, best practices, ANA Standards, and guidance from accrediting agencies and governing bodies.
Engaging with others in a manner that is encouraged by organizational policies, ICARE Core Values, and the Code of Conduct.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
Work Schedule: Days with variable start times
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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.
2-3 years of successful nursing practice working in an Acute Setting
IV Infusion and phlebotomy experience
Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and decision-making skills
High level of emotional intelligence and skilled communicator
Flexible, adaptable, and capable learner
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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address Clement J Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
- Name: Bethany Sinay
- Phone: 414-737-9497
- Email: [email protected]