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THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF
June 25, 2021
- The initial cut-off date is May 12, 2021.
- Applications will be referred when vacancies arise
The Operating Room nurse is a direct care provider whose scope
of practice involves providing nursing care for patients undergoing
surgery and identified procedures at Operating Room Service.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not
- Functions as an integral member of the surgical team.
Interfacing with patients, surgeons, and anesthesia staff in the
- Adheres to sterile technique, infection control and safety
- Implements the pre-operative plan of care demonstrating
knowledge of the responsibilities of the RN preoperatively,
intra-operatively and post-operatively.
- Scrubs and circulates surgical procedures independently.
- Responsible for maintenance, care and use of equipment used,
applying principles of asepsis, therapeutic and technical knowledge
to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff.
Work Schedule: Multiple tours to include 10:30am - 9pm; 8:30pm -
7:00am and 7am - 5:30pm, Monday through Friday NOTE: Shifts may
vary depending on patient care needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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
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.
- Possess one (1) year of experience as a licensed professional
registered nurse in an operating room setting.
- Possess three (3) years of experience as a RN Scrub Nurse
and/or Circulating Nurse.
- Possess a current BLS provider card issued by American Heart
Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
- Possess a current ACLS provider card issued by American Heart
Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
- Possess a BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school
of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in
Physical Requirements: Visual acuity, keen hearing, clear
distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires
long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting,
bending, pulling and pushing.
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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