This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:RN, Nurse Manager - Medical Speciality

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:GF-13-LDB-822779

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$57,951.00 to $77,069.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 10, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Gainesville, FL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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

Tour of duty:  Day Shift, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

 First cut off for applications will be on  January 26, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks after until the position has been filled. Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Nurse Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.   

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.

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 ; intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.




  • *Must be a U. S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • *Must submit and pass a security background investigation for this position
  • *Must pass all pre-appointment drug testing and medical exam requirements.
  • * Travel and Relocation Expenses are NOT Authorized
  • License and OTR Certification


Back to top

A Gainesville vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager for Medical Specialties which includes a Chemotherapy Infusion Clinic, Outpatient Medical Clinics and a GI Endoscopy/Medical Day Stay Unit. These fast-paced out-patient areas provide state-of-the-art care for veteran's receiving chemotherapy, a wide range of medical specialty services as well as providing services for veterans requiring diagnostic and therapeutic GI endoscopy. The Medical Day Stay Unit functions as an outpatient procedures unit. The GI Suite serves outpatients as well as inpatients and emergencies are included in the daily schedule. We are affiliated with the University of Florida and value education while providing exceptional care to our veterans.

The Nurse Manager for Medical Specialties reports to the Chief Nurse for Medicine. The Nurse Manager will be a member of a dynamic team responsible for providing care to veteran's receiving medical care at the Malcolm Randall Gainesville Medical Center. The Nurse Manager has the opportunity to facilitate the development of an environment that provides patient safety and quality patient care while promoting employee satisfaction, growth and development. Demonstrated above average leadership skills are needed including managing employees, balancing staffing and workload along with performance improvement activities, managing reusable medical equipment, and maintaining accreditation and VHA requirements.


Back to top

Citizen of the United States.  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:  A Masters in Nursing from a National League for Nursing Accrediting commision (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program (You must provide college transcripts) is preferred. 

 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.    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.     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. 


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

Education:  Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Education must have been accredited through The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • Must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Must submit a copy of your current, unrestricted RN license.


It is critical to the applicant evaluation that the resume contains sufficient information to support the following. 

- Responses to the vacancy-specific questions.   The applicant resume will be compared to responses to the vacancy-specific questions related to the position; and

- Meet the specialized experience as defined in this vacancy announcement and/or in the vacancy qualifying question(s).

If the responses to vacancy-specific questions and specialized experience are not adequately supported in the resume, applicant responses may be adjusted to reflect the information provided in the online resume and/or rated NOT QUALIFIED.

Applicants must ensure they answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully.   Errors or omissions may affect the applicant evaluation.   Applicants should be aware that when answering all questions, their experience and education are subject to verification by investigation.   If the applicant resume and application does not support the responses to the job specific vacancy questions and specialized experience, or if the applicant is not able to provide verifying documentation on request, it may affect the applicant evaluation or result in the applicants' name being removed from consideration.


Back to top

Working for  North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Medical Center 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. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here


1. If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

6. Schedule A (Federal Employment of People with Disabilities) Acceptable Documentation: Proof of the disability, and a certification of job readiness that describes your ability to perform the essential duties of the position in which you are interested from either: a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U. S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); -OR- any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U. S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.  The proof of disability and certification of job readiness may come from the same entity listed above.

7. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .


Back to top
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 ( BE SURE TO SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS ) .   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: 822779.  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 Thursday, March 14, 2013.


    For this job announcement the following documents are required: 

1.    VA Form 10-2850a (Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists) ( Signature Required )

2.    Copy of Licensure

3.    Resume

4.    Responses to the questionaire. 

5.    Copy of Transcripts (If not current employee)

6.    Copy of BLS Card  (if have ACLS, ATLS, and/or CCRN/TNCC Certification, please include).

7.    Copy of last 2 performance appraisals (If Available)


Linda Brown
Phone: (352)374-6009
Agency Information:
VHA North Florida South Georgia Gainesville
Malcom Randall VAMC
Human Resources Management Service
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Back to top
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:


Control Number: