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RN - Wound Care Nurse
location icon Oklahoma City, OK
Overview
Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - 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 care to Veterans?
Join the VA professionals in Oklahoma City -- a dynamic place to live that exhibits pioneer spirit, combined with old-fashioned hospitality. Come experience big-city amenities with small-city charm. Visitors and residents are delighted with the abundant historical, cultural, recreational, shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues offered in this enticing city. Sports fans revel in the exploits of the Thunder NBA basketball team and many national sporting events. In addition to the excellent grade schools in the area, there are numerous technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities from which to choose. Because of the low unemployment rate and modest cost of living, Oklahoma City area residents enjoy a very agreeable quality of life.

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.

Duties

Recruitment is open for one full-time Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse. The individual selected for this position will be accountable to the Chief Nurse/Medicine and Sub-Acute Care. Regular tour of duty is 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with rotating weekends as necessary to meet patient care needs.

Must meet qualification requirements as identified in the VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Chapter 3; be a US citizen, have full, active and unrestricted licensure as a professional nurse in any state. Must be able to physically and mentally perform the functions of the position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
a. Provide consultation services to the health care team regarding the management of pressure ulcers and complex wounds.
b. Provide education for patients and staff regarding diagnosis, treatment and expected outcomes for patients with pressure ulcers or complex wounds.
c. Participate in the discharge planning of the patient with pressure ulcers or complex wounds.
d. Apply research based interventions and document outcome data for these interventions.
e. Participate in the development and provision of informal/formal educational programs for the health care team related to pressure ulcers and complex wounds.
f. Assist in the collection of performance improvement data to include prevalence and incidence data related to pressure ulcers and complex wounds and the promotion of tracking/trending at the unit/medical center level.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$52,640
$96,101
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/16/2017

Application Close Date
6/12/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      • 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.
      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.
      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.

      Preferred Experience:
      1. Minimum of 3 years successful nursing practice.
      2. Recent wound care experience preferred.
      3. Wound nurse certification preferred or obtained within one year of employment in this position.
      4. Evidence of strong, positive interpersonal, customer service and computer skills.
      5. Strong knowledge base and commitment to the principles of quality improvement.
      6. Ability to work effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to accomplish the medical center's mission, vision and goals.
      7. Past performance appraisals reflect a minimum of highly satisfactory verbal and written communication, leadership, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
      8. Evidence of sound decision making skills.
      9. Knowledge of resource management.
      10. Ability to function as a self-directed, productive team member and adapt readily to varying medical care needs and fluctuations in workload.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/12/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

      Internal applicants please ensure an updated resume and the most recent SF-50 is attached to your profile. HR will not forward incomplete applications.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: Few
      Job Position: RT-18-PTE-10098456-BU-OCA

      Recruitment is open for one full-time Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse. The individual selected for this position will be accountable to the Chief Nurse/Medicine and Sub-Acute Care. Regular tour of duty is 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with rotating weekends as necessary to meet patient care needs.

      Must meet qualification requirements as identified in the VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Chapter 3; be a US citizen, have full, active and unrestricted licensure as a professional nurse in any state. Must be able to physically and mentally perform the functions of the position.

      Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
      a. Provide consultation services to the health care team regarding the management of pressure ulcers and complex wounds.
      b. Provide education for patients and staff regarding diagnosis, treatment and expected outcomes for patients with pressure ulcers or complex wounds.
      c. Participate in the discharge planning of the patient with pressure ulcers or complex wounds.
      d. Apply research based interventions and document outcome data for these interventions.
      e. Participate in the development and provision of informal/formal educational programs for the health care team related to pressure ulcers and complex wounds.
      f. Assist in the collection of performance improvement data to include prevalence and incidence data related to pressure ulcers and complex wounds and the promotion of tracking/trending at the unit/medical center level.