The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking a Registered Nurses for our Cardiac Cath & Electrophysiology Labs. This position is responsible for working in Cardiac Catheterization, Electrophysiology & Noninvasive Cardiology Labs. Will assist in the intake & post procedure recovery in the Clinical Procedure Center. Responsibilities include but are not limited to patient/family education, pre, intra & post-procedure care & assessments. 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: BSN preferred CCRN preferred Basic Life Support ( BLS ) ( Required ) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (Required) Minimum 12 Months of current Cardiac Cath and or Electrophysiology Lab experience, or a minimum of 1 year of ICU 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 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. For foreign education equivalency the only certifying body the VA recognizes is CGFNS and its' subsidiary, International Consultants of Delaware (ICD). Without certification of BSN-equivalency, the VA can only consider the degree at the associates level and pay will be determined accordingly. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. All registered nurses with less than 12-months of RN experience upon entry on duty (EOD) date, will complete a 12-month nurse residency program. The RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program complies with VHA Directive 1077. See https://www.va.gov/NURSING/workforce/RNTTP.asp for details. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Duties include, but are not limited, to the following: The nurse is primarily responsible for applying the nursing process to the care of veteran patients during Specialty Lab procedures. Circulates, assists, and operates equipment for all the various Cardiac Cath, Electrophysiology Lab and Noninvasive Cardiology Lab procedures. These procedures include, but are not limited to, diagnostic and interventional procedures performed within the Specialty Labs. Monitors patients during Cardiac Cath, Electrophysiology and Noninvasive procedures, including continuous ECG and hemodynamic monitoring, identification of cardiac arrhythmias, response to medications and titration of vasoactive IV medications in appropriate labs. Documents patient data during procedures and maintains the procedure log. Administers medications, including ACLS medications and anticoagulants utilizing all safety precautions. Administers moderate sedation with appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation. Maintains all radiation safety principles. Conducts quality control procedures on equipment. Follows strict adherence to sterile technique, infection control, and safety practices. Maintains knowledge of the IABP, transvenous pacemaker, and new technological equipment added to the Lab. Transports patients pre- and post-procedure. Assist in the intake and post procedure recovery in the Clinical Procedure Center. Provides patient education both pre, intra and post procedure as needed. Assure detailed, current and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records. Utilize human and material resources to provide efficient and effective patient care. Evaluate systems for patient care delivery and personnel management by tailoring the operating environment to the needs of the patient population. Promote participation with the Quality Management Program in the Clinical, Research and Educational Programs. Develop and support research projects directed toward improving patient care and staff development. Provide a safe physical environment for patients and personnel by interpreting and applying organizational controls and national standards. Assure continuing improvement of service to patients, including implementation of an effective customer service program. Understand and facilitate the objectives of student affiliation programs. Ensure compliance with all patient rights and regulatory agency standards. Collaborate with the other health care professionals in providing continuity of services for specific health issues. Improves continuity of professional relationships among the health care team as they collaborate on behalf of patients. Perform ongoing monitoring of patient conditions and document patient responses to care in a clear, concise manner. Review and update patient databases, patient care plans and other forms as appropriate. Interact with the family and/or significant others to facilitate patient care. Perform emergent care in acute/crisis situations. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. 24/7 on-call will be scheduled.\nCompressed/Flexible: Available\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nDuty Location: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900730"]
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