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Registered Nurse (rn) Emergency Department Job in DURHAM, NC

Registered Nurse (rn) Emergency Department Job in DURHAM, NC

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $54,846.00 to $109,909.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/13/2017 Close Date 9/26/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    09/13/2017 to 09/26/2017

  • Salary

    $54,846 to $109,909 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


3 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Control number


  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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    The Emergency Department(ED) is a level III unit with 27 beds, 2 triage rooms, with 4 beds designated for high-risk psychiatry patients. This position will focus on admitted patients that are being held over in the ED for greater than 4 hours. The incumbent(s) will provide 24 hour nursing care and monitoring of Emergency Department medical and psychiatric patients waiting for hospital admission. The nurses assigned to this unit will need skills in triage, admission assessments, psychiatric close monitoring, and CIWA protocols. The ED primarily cares for Veterans and occasional humanitarian persons seeking emergent care. The census of patients seeking the ED services is an average of 30,000 patients per year. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants provide care in collaboration with other disciplines to offer a seamless transition of care throughout the VA continuum of care.

    Inter Qual guidelines and physician judgments are used to determine appropriate level of care and resource management patterns for ED patients requiring admission or transfer to other facilities. Policies, procedures, and clinical operations are based on EMTALA laws, ENA and ACEP guidelines. Quality improvement efforts are assessed and evaluated continuously to help achieve our mission and ensure patient satisfaction.

    Five Most Common Patient Problems Requiring Nursing Care.

    1. Chest Pain.

    2. Respiratory Problems.

    3. Abdominal Pain.

    4. Psychiatric /Detoxification.

    5. Patients Awaiting Primary Care Assignment or Medication Refills

    Work Schedule: Day/Evenings/Nights: 8 or 12 hours tours, with rotating weekends.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479004600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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