Registered Nurse-Nurse on Duty (NOD)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: August 13, 2019
This Registered Nurse (NOD) position is located in Nursing Service
and is a bargaining unit position. This is a permanent part-time
position.IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your
application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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:
- Accounts for the supervision of nursing care during
non-administrative hours throughout the facility.
- Manages workload and staffing.
- Manages Staff supervision and education.
- Manages patient safety and quality of care.
- Monitors performance improvement activities including data
collection and analysis.
- Works closely with the Nurse Managers on unit-specific projects
and other activities.
- Participates in various Nursing Service and Medical Center
activities, which may include work on committees and task
This position reports directly to the Deputy Nurse Executive
Work Schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the
needs of the Medical Center. The Providence VA Medical Center is an
acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While
most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of
working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. Shift changes
will be considered based on patient and facility needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of this announcement, 08/19/2019.
- 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
- 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
- BSN or a Baccalaureate in a field related to nursing
- Minimum of four (4) years of progressive nursing
- ACLS certification..
- Effective organizational, communication and negotiation skills,
including written and verbal communication
- Supervisory experience as an Registered Nurse.
- Experience using an Electronic Medical Record
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
- 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
- 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
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, bending, pulling, pushing, and sitting at a
keyboard. 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 patient needs and able to manage work
activities in a highly technological integrated work
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Providence , Registered Nurse-Nurse on Duty (NOD), Healthcare , Providence, Rhode Island
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