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Job Title:Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:528D-13JR-N127-833086

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Albany, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan"

 

****THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE****

 

****Completed applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis and the announcement may be closed prior to the extended date if the available positions are filled****

 

Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to Veterans.

 

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many opening 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 advance integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

 

Tour of Duty: Various positions-Various shifts

Duty Location: Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York

Salary Range: Salary to be determined based on education and experience

Relocation Expenses/Incentive: No

Recruitment Incentive: No

 

English Language Proficiency: RN's appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d)

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Selected candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment medical exam
  • Background security investigation will be required of all new hires
  • This is a drug testing position under the VA Drug Free Workplace program

DUTIES:

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The Registered Nurse is directly responsible to the designated manager.  The function of the Registered Nurse is to provide, direct, and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population.  The incumbent must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting.  This broad based clinical knowledge enable the Registered Nurse to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and significant others.  The Registered Nurse must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to: Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers; maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written; work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment, integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement programs into his/her professional practice, and utilize nursing research and literature in daily practice.     


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Citizenship : Citizen of the United States

Licensure/Registration : Current, full, active and unrestricted license/registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. If you are a recent Graduate and are pending licensure as a registered nurse, or are due to complete an approved nursing school within the next three months you may be considered.

Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certifications

Experience:  Previous experience working in an emergency department as an RN within the past 3 years required.

Preferred: CEN, preferred


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.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting  arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: http://www.nlnac.org/home.htm and http://www.aacn.nche.edu/CCNE/reports/accprog.asp.   

FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

To Qualify for this position:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position
  • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position
  • You must pass a pre-employment medical examination

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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. please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fair to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software and fax transmissions.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits program that you can customize for your individual medical and financial needs.  In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help you balance life with the VA to life outside of work.  For additional information about the many benefits of a career with the VA, please visit our "Benefits at a Glance" webpage at http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp .



OTHER INFORMATION:

Reasonable Accomodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned

You will be required to serve a probationary period of 2 years



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and

2.      Your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

 

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

 

Option A:  Application Manager

To begin, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

 

Note: You many 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: http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc

for more information on uploading and re0using 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.  

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, the HRMS office, or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

 

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links  you used to begin as described above, or simply go to http://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

 

 

 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

Submitting Documents

 

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

 

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  

 

  • Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number 833086,
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page, 1203-FX and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

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, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

 

 

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, the HRMS office, or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Failure to provide all required documentation will result in a loss for consideration.

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes the assessment questionnaire and the following COMPLETED forms:

 

  • Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Résumé, CV- must include the following information for each job listed: Job Title and Duties (be as detailed as possible), month and year start/end dated (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008), full-time or part-time (include hours worked per week) and Education (location, degree earned and date awarded);
  • VA Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists - 10-2850a (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf);
  • Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306) (Available at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf) (Must be signed and dated within the last 30 days)
  • Current Federal Employees, include latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)
  • Current Federal Employees, include latest Performance/Proficiency Evaluation with rating
  • If prior military service, please provide a copy of your DD-214 (We MUST have Member Copy #4 for July 1979 and later editions). Applicants claiming 10 point veterans' preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, please submit the application for 10 Point Veteran Preference SF-15 (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf)  with the required documentation. Applicants who are claiming veterans preference and do not submit the proper DD-214 will not be considered for veterans preference.

Additional documentation may be requested as needed

Forms may be obtained for the following web site- http://www.visn2.va.gov/hr/hrforms.asp

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jennifer Rowse
Phone: (518)626-6776
Email: JENNIFER.ROWSE@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Albany VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
VAMC Albany 5
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY
12208-3410
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determined your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

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Job Announcement Number:

528D-13JR-N127-833086

Control Number:

336587100