Registered Nurse - Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology/Nuclear Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 13, 2023
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
- One year of RN experience.
- Current BLS & ACLS provider cards issued by the American Heart
Association (AHA) or Military Training Network.
- Proficient in placing intravenous catheters (IVs).
- RN experience assisting with radiological procedures utilizing
imaging such as fluoroscopy, CT scan, ultrasound, MRI, and
- Demonstrates competence and excellence in advanced nursing
skills, EKG monitoring skills, performance in emergency situations,
patient teaching, and patient/family communication.
- Experience caring for patients receiving moderate sedation.
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 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
- 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
Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge
Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN
is not required.
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 heavy lifting, 45
pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (2 hours);
reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required;
walking & standing 8 hours - intermittently; repeated bending; both
legs required; ability for rapid mental& muscular coordination
simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1
to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in
the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of
colors; hearing (aide permitted). 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.
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:
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