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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse (Educator) in Kansas City, Missouri

Summary The Registered Nurse functions as a primary nurse for a defined specialty focus in SPS for her/his shift. They function as the primary Educator for SPS Medical Supply Technicians and will work closely with Surgical Services and the SPS/OR Liaison nurse. The RN is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising the educational process with the SPS staff. Responsibilities The SPS Specialty Educator provides the following services, but are not limited to: - Responsible for the assessment of learning needs for all SPS staff. - Responsible for providing education based on learning needs assessments for the SPS staff and reporting outcomes to the SPS Chief. - Responsible for providing education on and ensuring implementation of manufacturer's equipment cleaning standards with the SPS staff and reporting to the SPS Chief any areas of deficiency. - Responsible for working collaboratively with the OR/SPS Liaison in creating new surgical instrument sets and count sheets for new instrumentation requested by Surgeons, updating Censitrack and then educating the SPS staff. - Knowledge of sterile technique must include sterilizer operations and tests to determine the effectiveness of sterilization, packaging storage, and shelf life. Knowledge must include the proper handling and rotation of sterile supplies, storage room temp and humidity, handling of contaminated items, quality control, and personal hygiene. - Knowledge of universal precautions and know how to implement infection control policies and procedures. - Will wear required personal protective attire required for SPS clean areas and PPE for decontamination, to be readily available to enter any areas of SPS if needed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Use Position Requirements section copy button to copy in appropriate template based on your recruitment: T38 RN I-III Quals (VHA Standard) T38 RN IV-V Quals (VHA Standard) Education 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.