This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Registered Nurse - Nurse Manager (Sioux City)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-438-12-BGW545726

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to Tuesday, March 27, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy - Sioux City, IA United States


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 624323


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.


How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

At the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. In return for your commitment to quality health care for our nation's Veterans, the VA offers an incomparable benefits package.  The SFVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care service, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Care is provided to eligible veterans in eastern South Dakota, Northwestern Iowa, and Southwestern Minnesota. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and transitional care. The SFVAHCS is part of VA Midwest Healthcare System (VISN 23), which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.


  • U. S. Citizenship


The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Full-time, Permanent, Nurse Manager. This position will be located in the Primary/Specialty Medicine Service Line at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Sioux City, IA.  Applicant will be required to provide Nurse Manager coverage to other CBOC's on a regular and reoccuring basis.  The Nurse Manager position requires the dedication and commitment of an experienced RN to function in a leadership role that includes but is not limited to:

The Nurse Manager has responsibility and accountability for managing patient care, patient care programs and staff activities that support the mission, vision and objectives of the VA Health Care System in the CBOC.

  • The Nurse Manager supports the professional standards of the disciplines within the teams through the following activities:

        - Supervising and evaluating day-to-day activities and performance of nursing, other professional, and ancillary support staff assigned to the clinics.

        - Planning and managing clinic staff to meet patient care needs, achieve cost-effective clinic operations, and meet productivity goals.

        - Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to continuously improve productivity, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and patient care outcomes.

  • The Nurse Manager will be responsible for facilitating teamwork to accomplish quality of care, productivity/efficiency, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • The Nurse Manager will cross train in other positions and duties, i.e. scheduling and staff nurse responsibilities at the Sioux City CBOC. 
  • MSN preferred.
  • Five (5) years of clinical experience (2-3 years of nurse management experience) preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Days, M-F.  Nights, Weekends, and Holidays may be required. 

NOTE:  Assignment to other areas of the service line, medical center, or other CBOC's may be required which would involve travel to those sites; off tour supervisory coverage may be required; flexibility in tours and days of week will be required.




  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Graduate of a School of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), at the time the program was completed by the applicant.  (Unofficial transcripts required).
  • Possess and maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a state, territory, or commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
  • English Language Proficiency.  RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).


Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.   Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.


References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009 is available for review in the Human Resources Office.

APPLICANTS PLEASE READ: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.   Applicants can verify accreditation at the following Department of Education website. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

NOTE: You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States at the time of application. ** 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. **

APPLICANTS PLEASE READ: Unofficial transcripts are required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Transcripts will not be returned to the applicant.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show eligibility to such preference on supplemental data submitted before the close of this announcement. When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should submit claim preference by submitting legible copy (copies) of ALL MEMBER 4, DD-214's showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). More than one DD-214 may be needed/submitted to show all dates of military service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and a current copy of their VA Civil Service Preference Letter. For preference to be granted, your supplemental information must clearly show your eligibility to preference. This is done by submitting the required veterans documents listed within the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" area of this announcement. If this information is not provided, you will not receive the preference to which you may be entitled. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit the Veterans' Preference website.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please read and follow all instructions carefully. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we may not allow credit for your response(s).

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions errors, or any other delays. You will not be contacted for missing, incomplete or clarification of information relating to your application materials.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • Applicant is subject to a pre-employment physical examination.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a two year probationary period.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not accrue competitive status.

VET PRO CREDENTIALING: Individuals selected for positions that have patient care responsibilities are subject to undergoing an electronic credentialing process called VetPro. As part of this process, it will be necessary for you to submit complete information concerning your professional education, training, experience, licensure and certifications using VetPro. The candidate selected will be provided with further information on how to use VetPro.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below). The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button on the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, provides less room for error and more information as applications are processed. Mailed, emailed, or hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Please review the "Required Documents" area to ensure that all the required documents are faxed together with your application package.
  3. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:
  4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all required and supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  5. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 624323. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, illegible, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing, incomplete, or illegible Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the material listed below:

  1. Complete and current professional resume or CV. REQUIRED Please upload as Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist Occupations (Obtain VA Form 10-2850a here) (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE, if you do not submit the required signed form, you will not be considered for this position.)  REQUIRED Please upload as "Application" or "Other".
  3. OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment.  You must complete this form to determine your suitability for Federal employment. (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2, if you do not submit the required signed OF 306, you will not be considered for this position.) (Obtain OF-306 here) REQUIRED Please upload as OF-306.
  4. Occupational Questionnaire. (Listed within the Application Manager program when you click on the "Apply Online" button) REQUIRED
  5. Copy of latest performance evaluation - All current and previous Federal Employees must provide their last or most recent performance evaluation with their application package. (If applicable) Please upload as "Proficiency" or "Other".
  6. SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" - Attention all previous and current Federal Employees, you must provide your last or most recent SF-50, 'Notification of Personnel Action'. (If applicable) Please upload as SF-50.
  7. If a veteran: Veterans Preference eligible's, including VRA 30% disabled, must submit a legible copy of ALL MEMBER 4, DD-214's showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Note: More than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service. Veteran preference will only be given when proper documentation is submitted. (If applicable) Please upload as DD-214.
  8. Disabled Veterans and other Veterans eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 with current proof of a service-connected disability. 10-point preference will only be given when proper documentation is submitted. (Obtain SF-15 here) (If applicable) Please upload as SF-15.
  9. VA Civil Service Preference Letter - If applying for 10-point Veterans preference using an SF-15 you must also include a copy of your VA Civil Service Preference Letter. A VA Civil Service Preference Letter can be obtained from the nearest VBA Regional Office. (If applicable) Please upload as "Other Veterans Document".

Notice to all applicants: Failure to provide all required documents may result in loss of consideration for this vacancy. If a determination is made that your application package is incomplete, you may receive no further consideration for this job announcement. You must provide the information listed above if it applies. Credit will not be given if proofs of qualifications are not received. Requests for reconsideration of ratings may not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. You will not be contacted to provide missing information or to clarify conflicting information. 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.


Brent Weidler
Phone: (605)336-3230x7707
Agency Information:
VHA Sioux Falls HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
2501 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD


Please visit "My Application Package" located within your account thru Application Manager to monitor the status of your application. Messages here will acknowledge when your application is received, when the review is complete, and the result of that review. You will be contacted about any interviews or further evaluations that are required.

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally within 2-4 weeks).

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