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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Intermittent COVID Vaccine Clinic RN-Temporary in Salt Lake City, Utah

Summary

The Primary Care RN practices as an RN in the COVID Vaccine Clinic and may be assigned to clinic located in SLCVAMC catchment area. The RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's needs. The RN provides patient, family, and caregiver health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals.

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following: Proficient using electronic medical records, preferred VA EMR experience. If patient has had a COVID-19 Vaccine administered outside the VA, ask for the CDC Vaccination Record Card and use the national note or the reminder to update the patient's VA EMR Charge Nurse duties as assigned Phone Triage for COVID Vaccine Clinic Phone Line(s) Walk-in Triage and Care Coordination Uses Staff and Veteran COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination Worksheet to assess/triage patient for vaccine. Formulates a plan of care based on nursing assessments, using the nursing process, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice Proficient in administering medications--all routes and 7 rights (right patient, right drug, right dose, right time, right route, right reason, and right documentation) Ability to perform other Vaccine Clinic RN staff member's roles as needed basis Correctly and safely performs all nursing procedures Recognizes abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately by clinic provider notification, vital signs, medication administration, and documentation Develops and implements a plan to meet learning needs, instructing patients and families in what to expect after receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Maintains competency on PPE use/ donning and doffing Demonstrates safe work practices. Responsible for environment of care (EOC) issues when on duty. Ensures clean, safe environment. Medications secure in locked cabinet. No expired medications. All COVID-19 vaccines come pre-drawn, labeled with lot #, lot expiration date, and the expiration time of vaccination No clutter on unit. No personal cell phone use in patient care areas during administration/education of COVID-19 vaccine. Refrigerator; cleaning log completed weekly. Completes Orientation Competency and Skills Checklist for COVID Vaccine Clinic for Nursing Staff, unit based in-services, and mandatory educational activities in a self-directed manner Participates in unit based educational activities and VA continuing education requirements to increase clinical and professional knowledge. Reads Outlook email messages daily when on duty without prompting. Reads policies and other messages as directed Demonstrates professional and cooperative behavior in all aspects of practice Uses the proper chain of command for communication. Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrates professional and cooperative behavior in all aspects of practice Collaborates with peers in completing unit workload efficiently. Participates in unit-based performance improvement activities to improve patient care. Makes changes in own practice in response to performance improvement findings Reviews and shares current literature in relation to practice with co-workers Participates in meeting VA Performance Measures to include AES. Other duties as assigned Ensures confidentiality of patient information and secures patient information. Work Schedule: Intermittent Monday-Saturday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm as needed

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021.

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. Preferred Experience: 1 year RN 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 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: 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.

Additional Information

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. 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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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