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RN - Days - Hiring Incentive!

  • 512953
  • TUCSON
  • DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES

For Veterans and those who care for them.

GERIATRIC REGISTERED NURSE II
12-hour shifts with every other weekend off (6:00am to 6:30pm)

Job Location:

Address: 555 W. AJO WAY TUCSON, AZ 85713  

Posting Details:

Salary: $31.03 to $37.57 (DOE) 

This position may be eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive

Eligible weekend shifts receive supplemental pay 10% Base Pay

Grade: N1

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

Carries out all geriatric nursing care, treatment and services in a professional and prescribed manner; provides a safe, therapeutic and hygienic environment. Provides a variety of nursing care for infirm geriatric residents; oversees and trains staff in specific resident care; observes and assesses residents' behavior and physical conditions; administers medical treatment and intervention according to the plan of care; acts as lead or performs limited supervision on an assignment. In the event the Geriatric Nurse II position is the charge nurse, the incumbent oversees the functions of all licensed staff on the unit as well as the Certified Nursing Assistants. Learns, implements and monitors Arizona Management System (AMS) methods. Uses AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and continuous work/process improvements and efficiencies. Incorporates a cultural focus on Veteran/Member­ centered care in the performance of job duties.

Job Duties:
  • Administers medication and performs treatments on an assigned unit as ordered by the physician and within scope of license. Medications may be in a variety of forms including oral, enteral, parenteral, suppository, etc. Treatments may include sterile and aseptic wound cleaning and dressing, postural drainage and percussion, tracheostomy, gastrostomy and jejunostomy care, and catheter care. Assesses effectiveness of medications and treatment.
  • Receives and delivers a variety of information regarding the residents' medical, social, functional and other needs. Participates in the receiving and giving of shift reports. Communicates with residents, family and staff as necessary to ensure the resident receives appropriate care from the interdisciplinary team.
  • Performs the initial admission nursing assessment on a newly admitted resident. Assists with the development of the Minimum Data Set [MDS] assessments, ongoing quarterly reviews, and care plans.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical and administrative documentation regarding diagnosis, assessments, treatment and summary of client progress.
  • Leads and performs limited supervision of subordinate staff and assists as needed with direct resident care for the completion of Activities of Daily Living [ADLs] including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, personal hygiene and mobility.
  • Conducts and participates in in-service training and staff development programs for regularly employed staff and other duties as assigned. Learns, implements and monitors Arizona Management System (AMS) methods. Utilizes AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and work process improvements. Actively participates in AMS processes such as Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, Job Breakdown Sheets, Success Tracking, and Standardized Work. Fully participates in the QAPI program, our Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, which incorporates AMS concepts.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Gerontological/geriatric nursing theory and practices
  • Residents' condition and changing medical/ physical/psychological care needs
  • Effects of the aging process
  • Practices and procedures of team nursing
  • Practices and procedures of developing treatment plans for resident/patient care
  • Practices and procedures of pharmacology and medicines
  • Federal, state and agency laws, rules and regulations governing general professional nursing practices and the security and control of medical
  • supplies and medications and dispensing thereof

Skills in:

  • Professional nursing methods and techniques
  • Observing and assessing behavior and progress of patients
  • Applying and interpreting state and agency laws and regulations governing geriatric nursing practices
  • Developing and carrying out patient care plans within a team nursing concept
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
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Ability to:

  • Ability to learn, implement and monitor AMS methods, and to use AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and continuous work/process improvement and efficiency
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships
Selective Preference(s):
  • At least 2 years of long term care experience
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Must possess an active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • May be required to drive on State duty, valid driver's license is required
  • This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021) (86 FR 61555)
  • Current Negative Tb skin test (Mantoux skin test) within the last 6 months or a written statement from a physician, physician’s assistant or a registered nurse practitioner indicating freedom from tuberculosis, if in the past has had a positive skin test or tuberculosis

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:


• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Referral Incentives available for qualifying positions
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:
  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at recruiting@azdvs.gov and 602.781.7032 for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.