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Nursing VA Learning Opportunities Residency VALOR

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Portland, OR

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The VALOR students will be assigned to either the Emergency Services Department or the Medical/Surgical Department at VA Portland Health Care System. Duties include, but are not limited to: Be responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing direct patient care Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components Assumes responsibility 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 states, 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. Works with preceptor and nurse manager to identify and select a leadership project that meets the needs of VAPORHCS as well as affording the student an opportunity to develop leadership skills The VALOR student is expected to attend staff meetings and unit based, as well as, facility wide educational offerings Basic Requirements:The VALOR student applicant MUST meet all requirements listed below by the closing date of this vacancy: Must be a United States citizen at time of entry into Nursing VALOR program Must be proficient in written and spoken English (English Language Proficiency) Must be currently enrolled and in good standing as a rising Senior nursing student in a college that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); OR the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (Official Transcript required) Must have successfully completed the final semester of the junior year in an accredited Baccalaureate nursing program (Official Transcript required) Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Official Transcript required). The GPA must be computed on a post-secondary academic work taken with in the past 3 years, or based on academic work accepted for credit towards the nursing degree. While a student may have a grade of \C\ in a nursing course, the CGPA for the nursing core courses may not be less than 3.0 Must be able to complete a minimum of 400 consecutive hours (10 weeks) as a Nursing VALOR student in the Portland VA facility Must submit a letter from the Dean/Director from the school of nursing you currently attend which is to include: a recommendation for nomination into the Nursing VALOR Program, verification of enrollment as a full-time student (as defined by the school) Must have successfully completed two (2) semesters in a Baccalaureate program, which includes experience in medication administration Must submit a complete application with all required documents (see required documents section of this announcement) Must meet the physical requirements of the position as listed below Must NOT have a service obligation to any Federal, state, or private institution or be a recipient of any Federal scholarships that incur a service obligation Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs), Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs), Straight pulling (1 hour), Pushing (1-2 hours), Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (3 hours), standing (4-6 hours), repeated bending (2 hours), both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13\ to 16\ 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 basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 10-2850d Letter of support/recommendation from your school's Dean Resume Transcript (Official) 1) VA Form 10-2850d - Application for Health Professions Trainees can be found at: 2) Letter from the Dean/Director of the school of nursing to the Nurse Executive of the Portland VA. The letter should include a nomination of the student to the program, verification of enrollment as a full-time student (as defined by the school), successful completion of the junior year by May/June 2018 (or its equivalent for rotating time off school schedules), and anticipated graduation date within one year after entry into the Nursing VALOR program 3) Resume 4) Official Transcripts that show Cumulative GPA 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, etc. Cover Letter DD-214 OF-306 10-2850d Recommendation Letter from Dean Disability Rating Resume SF-15 SF-50 Transcript

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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