This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be
accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be
considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain
on file until September 30, 2021.
The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to patients of
a Community Living Center (CLC) environment. The Veterans within
the Community Living Center (CLC) are in various stages of
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The Long Term Care Units of the Cheyenne VA HCS offer long term
care to residents with a variety of chronic illnesses.
Additionally, residents may be offered rehabilitation, as well as
temporary placement if they are unable to return to their homes.
The skilled units provide care to residents with acute and chronic
medical, as well as surgical diagnoses. The majority of these
residents have complex needs requiring skilled nursing assessment
and resident monitoring and IV infusions. The CLC also provides
palliative and hospice care, offering comfort rather than cure to
the residents with extensive disease that is life-limiting. The
focus of care is pain control, symptom management and relief of
suffering. In addition, nursing staff provide spiritual and
emotional support to both residents and families. Tasks are as
follows, (but not limited to):
- Records patient histories, performs various diagnostic tests,
administers medications, and develops patient care plans in
conjunction with an interdisciplinary team.
- Prepares and administers prescribed medications.
- Assists residents with Activities of Daily Living.
- Facilitates residents active participation in all aspects of
their own health care
- Promotes patients' independence by teaching patients and
families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care
- Records all care information concisely, accurately and
completely, in a timely manner.
- Performs other position-related duties.
Work Schedule: Various Shifts to include possible rotating
shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
- Nurses, Psychiatric
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Have and maintain BLS
- Participate in the agency influenza program
- Maintain professional licensure
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- Education: 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.
- Licensure: 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: Previous long term care, the ability to
work in as part of team, computer stills
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, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing.
Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical
inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to
infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to
don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive
procedures, or home settings. 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 as a
condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home
settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive
and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.
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.
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