Job opening: Registered Nurse - Primary Care Float, Sign on Bonus
Salary: $60 606 - 104 231 per year
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Primary Care Float Registered Nurse (RN) will utilize the nursing process and evidence based practice to deliver and manage comprehensive care to a panel of patients in a clinic setting. The RN is a key member of the PACT and multidisciplinary team and is responsible for collaboration with other team members, promoting effective communication and ethical practice. RN functions within their scope of practice to provide high quality direct patient care.
The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
The Primary Care Float Registered Nurse (RN) will demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The nurse collaborates with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care provider, PACT/RN Care Manager, PACT LPN and Medical Support Assistant) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient driven holistic care plan for life. The nurse collaborates with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition to effectively meet the patient's needs. The Primary Care Float RN will function as a part of the broader Primary Care Clinic team and has effective customer service skills when working with internal and external customers.
The primary duties for the RN- PACT position include but are not limited to:
Provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured Veterans while following the PACT model of care. Provides efficient care triaging patients according to established protocols documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition.
Collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes.
Providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.
Educating patients about healthy practices and treatment modalities.
Coordinating the care across settings and among caregivers and managing information.
Communicating effectively with internal and external customers, including, but not limited to: demonstrating professional speaking and writing abilities and documenting interactions in a responsible, accountable and ethical manner that will facilitate quality review and promote effective care management.
Complies with health, safety and environmental rules and procedures. Performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment. Ensures strict adherence to federal, state, and local codes concerning health, safety and the environment as applicable within the performance of his/her duties.
Assist each patient to identify and meet basic health needs and improve his/her health status to the individual's maximum potential.
Participates in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives, as well as, customer service program.
May include Lab coverage; obtains specimens, performs lab draws, perform point of care testing and analysis, accession and processing of specimens, and store/pack specimens for transport.
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: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment/relocation incentive authorized to highly qualified applicant.
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+ years Clinical Nursing Experience
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: You will be asked to participate in a pre-employment examination or evaluation as part of the pre-employment process for this position. Questions about physical demands or environmental factors may be addressed at the time of evaluation or examination.
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 Fargo VA Medical Center
2101 Elm Street
Fargo, ND 58102
- Name: Beverly Longmire
- Phone: (701) 239-3700 X3646
- Email: [email protected]