This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The RN practices in the Gastroenterology/Hepatology clinics. The clinics provide outpatient and inpatient endoscopy, gastroenterology and hepatology care. The RN is responsible for managing patient flow through the clinic and participating in the plan of care as part of an interdisciplinary team. The RN is experienced in Conscious Sedation (Level II), trained in the use, care and processing of endoscopes. Duties include but are not limited to: Maintains all practice-specific, specialized competencies and mandatory reviews including code cart, unit equipment, endoscope care, high-level disinfection, conscious sedation and ACLS certification. Utilizes signed written protocols as approved by the Director of Gastroenterology Section and the Director of Nursing providing patient education regarding the timing and instructions for completing the pre-procedure preparations. Implements the protocols as described above, enters orders into CPRS for medications and supplies needed for the pre-procedure bowel preparation for routine procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 10:00 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann @ Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
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