Memphis VA Healthcare System, Memphis, Tennessee is currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse in the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR/Cath LAB and Electrophysiology (EP) Memphis TN, Tennessee 614. 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. 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. 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 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: TVAR certification Critical Care experience Cath Lab/EP/OR experience ACLS certification 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: It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all fulltime, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. 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. This position requires that you are able to lift at least 50 lbs. Transferring patients and objects may be required. 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 organizational needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual Influenza vaccination, TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["The Registered Nurse (RN) in the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)/Cath Lab and Electrophysiology (EP) Lab functions as an integral member of an interdisciplinary Team. The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)/Cath Lab and Electrophysiology (EP) Lab RN reports to the nurse manager of Cardiology Services. He/she is administratively responsible to the Cardiac Cath Nurse Manager. The Registered Nurse (RN) - EP/Cath/TAVR: Provides healthcare to maximize the quality of life for Veterans with critical medical and surgical needs through use of specialized Cath and EP lab skill sets. Conducts ongoing physical and psychosocial assessments/reassessments to determine the patient's nursing care needs. Plays an active role in patient concepts of healthcare, support systems, and strengths/areas for member to optimize wellness and comfort. Responds to critical events and uses the nursing process to evaluate the patient's condition and treat accordingly. Provides a collaborative team-oriented environment working as a patient advocate for building cohesive teams within multiple levels of interdisciplinary staff. Practices within a challenging scope that includes proficiency in the care of the adult patient experiencing cardiac changes. Uses the nursing process when caring for Cardiac patients undergoing electrophysiology (EP) studies, Cardiac Catherization (Cath)/ TAVR, pacemaker/AICD implantation, Moderate sedation, telemetry and hemodynamic monitoring. Participates in insertion and maintenance of invasive lines/catheters, hemodynamic monitoring, administration of vasoactive drips, EKG strip interpretation, IABP, AICD management, moderate sedation, post procedural and surgery recovery/stabilization. Assumes a multi-faced role within the EP/Cath lab of circulator, moderate sedation, scrub, monitoring/recording nurse. Performs and communicates the assessments to the appropriate health team member and family as needed. Implements the nursing care plan by providing direct nursing care for patients undergoing special cardiac and electrophysiology procedures. Assists in determining type and level of supplies/equipment needed and providing for the maintenance and safeguard of all medical records on unit including current clinical records. Coordinates and communicates patient condition between the Cath and EP lab to pre and post receiving units. Makes assignments according to capability and preparation of personnel relative to degree of illness of patient. Plans daily assignments of patients scheduled for EP, TAVR, and or Cath procedures. Functions in the various roles throughout the cardiac Cath/EP/TAVR lab and cardiology clinic areas. 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: Tours Based on the needs of the service, variable hours 7:30A to 04:00P; 08:00A to 4:30P, 11:30A to 8P, on-call 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 Pay Schedule: NY65"]
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