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Job Title:Registered Nurse - Womens Veteran Program Manager

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:520-JK-13-840367-821174

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

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$44,708.00 to $80,668.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Pensacola, FL United StatesView Map
Biloxi, MS United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 840367

Salary to be determined by a Professional Standards Board

Tour of Duty:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The duty location can either be in Pensacola or Biloxi.

A substantial amount of travel is required.


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:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .  


VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (VAGCVHCS), is a multi-divisional health care system spanning 300 miles along the United States Gulf Coast, is actively seeking applicants for the Womens Veteran Program Manager.  The incumbent will serve as a senior member of the Leadership Team implementing VA’s missions, goals and values through I-CARE core characteristics; Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence.  As a health care professional you will be part of an interdisciplinary VA team that enhances the lives of Veterans and their family members.  As an employee you will be a part of the Federal Employees Retirement System and have the opportunity to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (401k). Come enjoy the benefits of health insurance, vacation and sick days, job security and all the benefits of being a Federal employee.


The Mississippi Gulf Coast overlooks the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and 62 miles of scenic shoreline including the world's longest (26 miles) man-made beach - started by nature, improved by man.  Explore the Coast's rich heritage from the American Indians to the modern day blending of cultures including cuisine, attractions, and events.  For further information on the Gulf Coast area, please visit the following website:


Recruitment/Relocation incentive is NOT authorized.


  • 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 Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) position is organizationally located under Chief of Staff for the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (VAGCVHCS).  The position is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for women veterans as a population and the Women Veterans Health Program (WVHP) as an integrated program that crosses service and discipline lines and influences organizational mission and health care throughout the Biloxi VAMC and its CBOC' s (Mobile, Alabama, Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic Pensacola, Eglin and Panama City).  The WVPM indirectly supervises each Women Veterans Health Care Point of Contact, including the interdisciplinary team of primary care providers, nutritionists, pharmacists and mental health staff.  Directs and coordinates the Breast Care Services for the Biloxi VA Medical Center and its CBOC's.  This entails coordination with the interdisciplinary team which includes Radiology, Consult Management, Quality Performance, Pathology and Cancer Coordinator and Sharing Agreement with Keesler Air Force Medical Center, Pensacola Naval Hospital, and other vendors.  The WVPM is responsible for policy procedure implementation and development for Women's Health Care i.e. Breast Care Memorandum, HPV Vaccine.  The WVPM’s responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with providing diagnostic and treatment services to women veterans.  The role of the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) is to assess the need for services for women veterans and implement services for eligible women veterans as well as to provide oversight to ensure that identified needs are met.  Executes comprehensive planning for womens health issues that improves the overall quality of care provided to women veterans and achieves program goals and outcomes.  The WVPM executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care.  Strategically plans, coordinates quality care, evaluates delivery of care including timeliness and outreaches to women veterans needing services.  The incumbent is to coordinate the provision of comprehensive health care services to women veterans; plan for the establishment of new specialty or primary programs and the expansion of existing programs to meet the needs of women veterans who are currently seeking care within the facility and the increasing number expected to do so; ensure equity of access, service and benefits to women veterans; coordinate the provision of state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment, consultation and referral services for women veterans within a comprehensive. integrated health care network; coordinate medical and/or surgical health care services and ensure psychological care of mental health needs, assess the improved quality of clinical care; collect, develop and analyze data derived from these programs to assist in planning for women veterans services, and utilize appropriate clinical indicators and monitoring activities to assure that the care provided is of the highest quality.  The incumbent must ensure the coordination and provision of gender-specific and gynecological services; ensure counseling and treatment for sexual trauma; ensure appropriate psychiatric services such as drug and alcohol treatment and group therapy, which may have gender variations: endocrinology; and oncology (breast and reproductive cancers) to eligible women veterans. The incumbent coordinates input from providers and works closely with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee to ensure that appropriate pharmaceuticals are available. The incumbent designs and implements an aggressive outreach program to identify and locate women veterans in need of health care services.  Outreach is to include extensive communication and coordination with state veterans' offices and other health social services agencies. As an initial point of contact for women veterans, the incumbent facilities management of women veterans’ health care services through the utilization of medial center staff and or community service providers.  The incumbent will network with appropriate statewide service providers and community resources to ensure that women veterans receive services within a reasonable radius of their home.



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Nurse I Level 1

Scope:  Delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned clients while developing technical competencies.


Nurse I Level 2

Scope:  Demonstrates integration of biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent practice in providing care to clients with basic or complex needs.


Nurse I Level 3

Scope:  Demonstrates proficiency in practice based on conscious and deliberate planning.  Self-directed in goal setting for managing complex client situations.


Nurse II

Scope:  Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others.


Nurse III

Scope:  Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care.


     a.  Basic Requirements


     (1)  Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)


     (2)  Graduation from School of Nursing


     (a)  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.  [NOTE:  See exception in subparagraph (b) below for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program.]


     1.  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs.  Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or


     2.  The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).  The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930.  Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.


     (b)  [The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing.  In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment.  Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work.  A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA.  Bridge programs that confer a master’s degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor’s Degree is not awarded.


     (c)]  In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (see paragraph 2a(3)) will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.


     (3)  Registration


     (a)  Condition of Employment.  A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.  The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.


     (b)  Impaired Registration.  An impaired registration is any registration(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status.  A registered nurse who has or ever had any such impairment to their registration as listed above may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 15 of this part.


     (4)  Physical Standards.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.


     (5)  English Language Proficiency.  RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).




PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS/EXPERIENCE:  In addition to the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have demonstrated evidence of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities determined to be essential for satisfactory performance in the position.  You don’t need to answer these separately, but it should be identified somewhere in your resume.

1.  Self direction and dependability;

2.  Outstanding ability to function independently;

3.  Excellent interpersonal relationship/communication skills;

4.  Ability to initiate and lead groups of patients and/or other personnel;

5.  A minimum of three (3) years professional nursing experience with experience in program administration;

6.  Demonstrated leadership abilities by increasing health awareness and involving others in improving care; and

7.  Demonstrated analytical ability to find viable solutions to complex problems utilizing data, logic and/or research methodology.


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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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:


Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers multiple plans plans. For additional information visit:


Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:


Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:


Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


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.

 ***Please see the "Required Documents" section below to ensure your application is complete***

 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: T840367.  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 Monday, February 25, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

ON-STATION APPLICANTS (Individuals who are currently employed at VAGCVHCS):

1.  Current resume or CV

2.  VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at (required and must be signed and dated). 

3.  The completed OPM 1203fx form (answers to questionnaire) -(if unable to apply on line).

4.  OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment 

5.  Copy of your nursing transcripts which shows the degree conferred and date (required). 

6.  Copy of nursing license which shows your expiration date (required).

7.  If you are a current or former federal employee you must include most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows current position held, grade and series.



1.  Current resume or CV

2.  VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at (required and must be signed and dated). 

3.  The completed OPM 1203fx form (answers to questionnaire) - (if unable to apply on line).

4.  OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment 

5.  Copy of your nursing transcripts which shows the degree conferred and date (required). 

6.  Copy of your nursing license, which shows your current expiration date (required).

7.    If you are a current or former federal employee you must include most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows position held, grade and series.

8.  If claiming veteran's preference you must include the following documents:

a.  All copies of your DD Forms 214, member 4 copy (required if claiming).  

b.  Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, should also complete and submit a signed SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at, (required if claiming).

c.  A copy of your disability rating letter (required if claiming).


***Incomplete applications will not be considered***

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, etc.



Joyce R. King
Phone: (228)523-5005
Agency Information:
Department of Veterans Affairs
400 Veterans Avenue
Human Resources 05A
Biloxi, MS


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 by email notification. Please be sure to continuously check your email after the closing date.

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