RN, Interventional Radiology, Surgical Service, Baltimore, MD

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Sep 11, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Summary
The VAMHCS Baltimore Medical Center Radiology Nurse initiates peripheral intravenous access, inserts PICC lines, administers moderate sedation, and cares for patients post radiology and diagnostic procedures that require fluoroscopy, as well as nursing assessment and patient/family education.
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Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
A position exists for a full-time Radiology Nurse in the Radiology department (RD) of the Baltimore Medical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System. The Radiology Nurse is responsible for covering all available tours of duty during RD hours of operation, Monday through Friday, 7:30am-6pm, with eight (8) or ten (10) hour tours of duty, including scheduled On-call availability. He/She will assist in all areas of the RD (MRI, CT Scan, PET Scan, etc.) with the Interventional Radiology (IR) suite being the primary area of focus for patient care.

The VAMHCS Baltimore Medical Center Radiology Nurse
is an "Expert" as it relates to initiating peripheral intravenous access and confirms that proper techniques and procedures are utilized and in alignment with standards of practice. He/She must have current BLS and ACLS certification and will respond to RD emergencies including but not limited to contrast allergies and anaphylaxis. When requested, the Radiology Nurse will assist with vascular access (with or without ultrasound) as well as sedation cases within the Radiology department.

The VAMHCS Baltimore Medical Center Radiology Nurse has an excellent working knowledge of IR procedures (including the use of ultrasound and fluoroscopy), and assists IR physicians by performing cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring, titration of intravenous fluids/medications, administering sedation, providing pre-and post-procedural observation, and conducting patient/family education for both inpatient and outpatient cases. He/She will ensure that all discharge and/or transfer criteria are met per hospital policy. The Radiology Nurse must be able to physically discharge and/or transfer the patient via wheelchair or stretcher or assist with ambulation based on patient status. He/She is responsible for accurate and concise patient hand-off to receiving unit(s) (i.e., Same Day Surgery, PACU, ICU, Med/Surg), post procedure. The Radiology Nurse will assist with effective time management, equipment preparedness, and supply acquisition.

The VAMHCS Baltimore Medical Center Radiology Nurse is proficient with the insertion of and care for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines. If not, he/she will complete didactic classroom training within six (6) months, and insertion training and competency within one (1) year of employment. Annual competency is monitored by the Interventional Radiology Attending. The Radiology Nurse will be responsible for using MS Word, MS Excel, and other computer programs as needed for data collection and report compilation related to sedation, PICC line cases, and IR processes.

The VAMHCS Baltimore Medical Center Radiology Nurse will participate in the orientation of unit personnel and will develop and present a minimum of two unit-level in-service projects each rating year. He/She will conduct themselves in a professional and responsible manner in alignment with the VA Code of Conduct and VA - ICARE values to ensure a positive and professional facility/unit environment. The Radiology Nurse is directly accountable to the Nurse Manager, Medical Specialty Clinics 2, and the IR Physician.

Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum of three to five years Intensive Care or Emergency Department nursing experience.
  • Radiologic Nursing Certification (CRN), Vascular Access Board Certification (VA-BC), or Certified Infusion Nurse (CRNI)
  • BSN and/or higher degree (Master's in Nursing preferred)

Work Schedule: 10 hour shifts 7:30am-6pm, Monday-Friday or
8 hour shifts 8am-5:30pm
On-Call Availability
Functional Statement# Nurse 000000
Telework Eligibility: No

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
3

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Qualifications

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.
  • 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.

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.

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

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE:
A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


Application - VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf
Application must be current within the last 6 months.

Unofficial transcript (Note: if selected for position, official transcripts will be required)

Internal
  • Most recent SF-50 is required; do not submit an award SF-50.
Resume
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain your name, hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    • If you are claiming licensure, you must include the License Type, Expiration date, Licensure Number.
    • If you are using education and or certifications, this information must be clearly stated. You must include Name, School and type of Degree and Year of Graduation, certifications must include certifying body, certification number and expiration of certification. Credentials beside your name will not be used to meet best qualified qualifications.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • License
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850A - Application for Nurses
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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