*This position requires the completion of a Dependent Crendtialing process (Vetpro)*
1) United States citizenship (by birth or naturalization)
2) Graduate of a school of professional nursing
*Academic Institution must be 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).
*Graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional Nursing via possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted license.
3) Current, full, active, and unrestricted licensure as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia
4) Proficient in spoken and written English
The salary and grade of selectees is determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board
Education and length of nursing experience will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the selected applicant. Experience as a Registered Nurse 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 demonstrates 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 and Collegiality
Scientific Inquiry: Quality of care, Research
- Nurse I Level I - An Associates Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately one year of experience; or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelor 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 Bachelor's 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 Bachelor's Degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience or a Master's Degree in Nursing or a 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 of experience or a Doctoral degree in Nursing or a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2
Preferred Qualifications, Education and Certifications:
-Minimum of three years of successful clinical practice.
-Prior recent experience in ambulatory care/primary care nursing, including care of patients with mental health and health education needs.
-Previous experience in the care manager role and coordinating care/care delivery.
-Previous experience with telephone advice nursing.
-Demonstrated proficiency in using the nursing process in providing care for clients with complex care needs.
-Previous knowledge/experience with the patient centered medical home practice model.
-Demonstrated ability in the areas of interpersonal relationships, problem solving/critical thinking skills and conflict resolution.
-Demonstrated outcomes in working effectively with interdisciplinary team in the outpatient setting.
-Demonstrated ability to function independently, use good communication skills and to be flexible. ----Computer skills and typing proficiency sufficient to permit real-time documentation of patient encounters enter and retrieve data.
-Prior experience with determining patient assignments, unit management and charge nurse responsibilities.
-Ability to work with minimal supervision.
-ANCC Certification in Ambulatory Care Nursing and BLS.
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.