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Job Title:Registered Nurse (Utilization Review) VN-0610-I-III

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:OY792962ILG

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$66,747.00 to $117,601.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to Tuesday, December 11, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Northport, NY United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 792962 (Please include on all documents)

Area of Consideration: 1st: All Employees assigned to Station 734; 2nd: VA Wide Employees; 3rd: Other Status Eligibles; 4th Public


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.




We are pleased to announce a dynamic and exciting opportunity available for an experienced Registered Nurse (Utilization Review) for the Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) located in Northport, NY.

CPAC is a regionally consolidated business entity established to enhance resource operations throughout the VHA network by standardization and consolidation of functions, and the integration of VHA and industry best practices. The CPAC team provides revenue services for multiple medical centers, located within its assigned geographical area, but is not part of the local VA Medical Center.

*The salary and grade for newly appointed federal employees will be determined by the VA Nurses Professional Standards Board (NPSB). The NPSB is the agency comprised peer review process established for the appointment of every VA Nurse. The NPSB will review your qualifications, education, professional training, and professional nursing experience to determine the appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.

**Relocation expenses are authorized for well qualified applicants.

**Guaranteed Home Buyout is not authorized.

Duty Hours are 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday, generally 8am-4:30pm.

**A compressed work schedule is not authorized.

**The North East Consolidated Patient Account Center is not authorized to fund initiatives within the VA Employee Incentive Scholarship Program (EDRP, NNEI, ect).  All queries regarding such programs should be addressed to the VA Healthcare Retention and Recruitment Office.


  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Selectees are subject to fingerprint and background investigation.
  • Selectees may be subject to a two-year probationary/trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required.


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 Responsibilities of the FUR (Facility Utilization Review) Nurse include:

·         Pre-certification, admission, concurrent discharge, retrospective and appeals/denial reviews to obtain approval from third party payers for services provided to Veterans.

·         Uses advanced clinical knowledge and communication skills to efficiently and effectively perform the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and to contact the third party payer for authorization of services.

·         The FUR nurse is a patient advocate and program liaison and conducts focused reviews requiring clinical input for sensitive diagnosis, special consent issues, service-connected and special eligibility validation, as well as clinical reviews for tort feasor and workers compensation cases.

·         Reviews and conducts special eligibility validation reviews including SC, Agent Orange, Combat Vet, etc. 

·         The FUR nurse collaborates with clinical staff to provide education, feedback, and assistance regarding documentation of medical necessity, insurance review criteria, and SC issues and documents the results of the review in VISTA and Stockamp and coordinates continuity of care with facility revenue staff as needed.

·         Collaborates with the facility revenue staff for ROI documentation, and logs disclosure of ROI in the ROI package, or provides the necessary information to the ROI staff at the facility.

·         Actively participates in program development at the facility level and works to identify clinics that need to be added to to the High Dollar Clinic List.

·         Conducts SC reviews using Quadramed and also assists with clinical reviews as directed by the Chief Business Office: i.e., The Combat Vet Project.

·         The FUR nurse at the facility level performs reviews for their facility as well as provides support to other facilities within the CPAC.








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Required Experience:

·          Current or previous clinical experience.

·          Must be a graduate of a professional school of nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by the Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

·          Current full, active, and unrestricted license and registration from any State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

·         38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

·         Physical Requirement-Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical

·         Documented skill in effective interpersonal relations and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.

·         Documented skill in effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers.

·         Documented skill in independent decision-making, sound clinical judgment and critical thinking abilities.

·         Documented knowledge of quality improvement issues related to the utilization of resources.

·         Documented evidence of dependability and reliability.

Licensure:   Current and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia.

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

·         Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Required English Language Proficiency

·         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.

·         Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.

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.

VETPRO: Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a credential process before entering on duty.  This process includes employment verification, personal history, education & license/registration/certification verification, and reference check.  Selected candidate will be required to provide a certified copy of college transcript(s) and information on any licenses/certifications/or registrations currently or previously held.

Veterans: Must include a copy of Form DD-214 (Certificate of Discharge). 10 Pt preference-eligible should submit Form SF-15 (Application for 10 PT Veterans Preference) along with a letter (dated within the last 12 months) from the VA certifying percent of service-connected disability.

**Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 and also in OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook



Educational Requirements:

Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.

Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.

Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.

Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.

Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  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 website:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***


·    Must be a citizen of the United States.

·    Must be a graduate of a professional school of nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by the Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

·    Must possess a current, full, active, and unrestricted license and registration from any State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

·    Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d)

·    Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.


·         Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be conducted.

·         Incomplete application packets will be disqualified and will receive no further consideration. 

·         Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application packet.  

·         We cannot be held responsible for delays in mail service, etc.

·         The materials you send with your application will not be returned to you.

·         We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service.

·         Applications received in government pre-paid envelopes will not be considered.





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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





Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities, mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): Provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer a newly-appointed Federal employee credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Veterans’ Preference: When applying for federal jobs eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming 10-pt preference must complete an SF-15 “Application for 10 pt Veterans Preference.” Veterans who are still in the service may be granted a tentative 5 pt preference on the basis of information claimed in their application. Applicant must produce a DD 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. To learn more about Veterans’ Preference please visit




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Complete application packets must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 05, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you CANNOT apply online, follow the instructions below:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form (pgs. 1-6) to provide your response to the Occupational Questionnaire:

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form (pgs.1-6) along with any supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. Your 1203FX serves as a cover page for your fax transmission.

*Note- Vacancy ID and announcement # for this job: 792962

If you need to fax supporting documents that you were unable to upload on the USAJOBS website, follow the instructions below:

1. Use the following link to access the official OPM cover page:

*Note-Vacancy ID and announcement # for this job: 792962

2. Fax the coversheet and all supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.

Please allow 48 hours for your faxed documents to upload in to the system. Application Manager will notify you once the faxed documents have been uploaded.







To apply for this position (general public and current federal employees) please ensure that you have all documents from the checklist below:

(1) Complete, signed and dated VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetics

(2) Copy of your college/school transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted but the date of graduation must be clearly marked and legible.

(3) Copy of your active and unrestricted registered nursing license (hard copy or online version accepted).

(4) Signed Declaration of Federal Employment-OF 306 .

(5) Valid email address

****Failure to submit all required documents will constitute an incomplete application packet. Incomplete packets will not receive any further consideration**** 



Phone: (877)782-5627
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
CBO -- Workforce Management
Townsite Plaza II
120 SE 6th St - Suite 102
Topeka, KS
Fax: (478)757-3144


After we receive your application submission your application package will be reviewed. If the package is complete, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will receive an email regarding your application status during the entire process.

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