The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO is
currently accepting applications for current and future Registered
Nurse vacancies. Multiple appointment types and locations are
available. John J. Pershing VA Medical Center is a Level-3
complexity medical center with six (6) Community Based Outpatient
This vacancy announcement will be used to create an applicant
pool. Qualified applicants will be referred as vacancies occur.
More than one vacancy may exist at a location.
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PACT RNs practice as an RN Care Manager in the Primary Care
Clinics. The RN Care Manager is a member of the Patient Aligned
Care Teamlet (PACT). S/he uses the nursing process and
evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet (Patient,
Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, Clinical Associate and
Clerical Associate) and expanded Team (Family/caregiver, internal
and community-based services involved in providing care to the
patient) in developing the patient-driven care plan. The RN Care
Manager is responsible for collaborating with services internal and
external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to
effectively meet the patient's needs. The RN Care Manager provides
patient and family health education with a focus on
self-management, prevention and wellness based on the patient's
Community Living Center (CLC) RNs provide care in long term
care, short-stay continuing care, short-stay rehabilitation,
short-stay skilled nursing, respite and end of life care.
Acute Care RNs are responsible for all elements of the nursing
process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on
age-specific components. Responsible for the coordination of care
focused on patient transition through the continuum of care,
patient and family education, patient self-management after
discharge and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.
Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and
life stages, state of health, race and culture, values and previous
experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established
policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating
with members of the interdisciplinary team. Acute Care RNs provide
care in an in-patient setting.
Work Schedule: Multiple work schedules are available and is
dependent upon the area/location of the position.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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
PLEASE NOTE: All RN positions requires Basic Life Support (BLS).
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification may be required
depending on the location of the position selected for. If
selected, Applicant will provide proof of current certifications
prior to employment. Only BLS certification which included
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and ACLS certification
obtained from either the American Heart Association (AHA) or the
Military Treatment Training Network (MTN) will be accepted.
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
- 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
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate
Lifting (15 - 44 lbs); Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Heavy Carrying
(45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15 - 44 lbs); Light Carrying
(under 15 lbs); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder;
Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 5 hours);
Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Ability
for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Depth
perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid
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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