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Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:LW-13-YMT-813211

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

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$58,881.00 to $103,489.00 / Per Year


Friday, January 04, 2013 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Eugene, OR United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 813211.  Include the VIN on all documents.

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?

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.


EUGENE: With a population of over 140,000, Eugene has the distinction of being Oregon’s second largest city and home to the University of Oregon. Eugene creates a dynamic mix of arts and culture, shopping and dining, and sports and entertainment. For more information on the Eugene area visit:

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


NOtice: Read the announcement and answer questions carefully and thoroughly to assure you submit a complete application packet with all required documents. Applications with missing documents may not be considered and will not be contacted to submit additional information.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.


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The VA Roseburg Healthcare System includes a full service hospital in Roseburg, OR, with acute inpatient care for medical, surgical, and psychiatric patients, Community Living Centers for rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long term, hospice/palliative, and Alzheimer’s care, mental health residential treatment for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, and ambulatory care for specialty and primary care. The Healthcare System includes three Oregon Community Based Outpatient Clinics, in Eugene, North Bend, and Brookings, and a satellite clinic in Crescent City, California.



The incumbent assigned to Ambulatory Care Nursing and Patient Care Service.  The section, care line, or department description and patient population served is as defined in applicable Scope of Service. The Nurse Manager is responsible for designated first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the 24/7 operations of his/her units, ensuring that subordinate personnel provide timely nursing care that complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice. This includes the authority to accept, amend, or reject the work of subordinates. Has continuing responsibility for all the following functions:

1. Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work;

2. Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates;

3. Evaluating the performance of subordinates;

4. Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates;

5. Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters;

6. Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors;

7. Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and

8. Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training (VA Handbook 5007, Part III, Chapter 8).


Additionally responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards.  Actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians. Responsible for staffing their units on a continual basis (primarily day tour with possible extended hours), validating the daily patient classifications, and working with other Nurse Managers to identify and share resources. Responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaches staff, deals with employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner. Participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. Identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. Has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers. Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles.

The HBPC Nurse Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the HBPC program. This includes planning, directing, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating the program. The HBPC Nurse Manager directs the clinical services offered by the program so as to ensure that the program is in compliance with the The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards for the Accreditation of Home Care and VA Medical Center and Central Office policy. The Program Director is responsible for the development and continued effective functioning of the interdisciplinary health care team. The Program Director serves as the immediate supervisor for the HBPC program personnel. The incumbent must demonstrate managerial practices that include effective Labor-Management


Partnership and leadership skills. The provision of administrative direction and team leadership includes:

1.  Interpreting national HBPC and local VA policy to the HBPC team and the Medical Center.

2.  Assisting the team in developing local HBPC policies and procedures and coordinating the HBPC performance improvement, utilization review, and risk management programs.

3.  Evaluating the effectiveness of the HBPC program.

4.  Selecting qualified personnel to fill HBPC nursing and program support vacancies.

5.  Coordinating the orientation and ongoing HBPC staff and student educational programs.

6.  Monitoring and controlling program operation expenditures and monitoring and reporting HBPC workload.

In addition, the HBPC Nurse Manager is accountable and responsible for possessing the knowledge and skill to:

1.  Communicate and interact appropriately with all internal and external customers.

2.  Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information.

3.  Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment.


Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient, and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. The Supervisor develops, implements, and maintains a systematic process for unit-specific/departmental competency review and continually evaluates the currency and applicability of the reusable medical equipment (RME) process within service area. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Implements elements of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model and progressive models of care to include virtual modes of care (Secure Messaging and Telehealth).


Incumbent duty located will be in the Eugene area and will be required to do daily home visit that will require a fair amount of travel to veterans home.  A reliable means of transportation will be needed to complete these site visits. 

Duty Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday).  Some traveling will be necessary.

Incentive: Relocation & Recruitment incentive may be authorized.



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Basic Qualifications:

1.  Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States. 

2.  Education:  Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

3.  Liscensure/Certification:  Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.  Board certification as an adult, family practice or acute Nurse Practitioner required.  

4.  English Language Proficiency:  RNs appointed  to direct patient care position must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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.   

Required requirements: BSN degree required (Nursing or other health related field)

Preferred requirements: MSN degree preferred (Nursing or other health related field) 

5.  Education/Experience 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. 


Salary Determination: Your salary and grade will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB). The PSB is a peer review process. The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training / internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.

6.  Physical Requirements:  The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, aged 18, to the older adult, aged 65 and over. VARHS is an interdisciplinary facility serving medical, surgical, behavioral health, inpatient, outpatients, and residential treatment. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on Veteran needs. The incumbent is required to go into patient homes when overseeing visits by subordinate staff or providing coverage of one of the nurses and may be exposed to pets, varying levels of sanitation and hygiene, and home conditions that may include extremes of temperature, odor, and cleanliness.



Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD   


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.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. 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. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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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, thrift savings plan, 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 job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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


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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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

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

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all 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.
  4. 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: T813211.  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.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


  1. Complete, updated and detailed CV or Resume. (required)
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at (required).
  3. Complete the Occupational Questionnaire online.
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (Available at (required)
  5. Unofficial copy of college transcript (required)
  6. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at
  7. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Yvette M. Taylor
Phone: (541)440-1000x40100
Fax: (541)440-1218
Agency Information:
VHA Roseburg HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources 05
913 NW Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR
97471 Fax: (541)440-1218


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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