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Job Title:Registered Nurse

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:HO-13-13-113-DLA-839982

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,051.00 to $118,111.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Kailua Kona, HI United StatesView Map
Honolulu, HI United StatesView Map
Hilo, HI United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all US Citizens residing in the State of Hawaii

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" – 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.

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.  

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

 

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: HO-13-13-113-DLA-839982

VACANCY ID: 839982

POSITION TITLE: Registered Nurse AD-0610-00/00

SALARY: A 12.25% (Honolulu) OR 6.24% (Hilo/Kona) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) will be added to the stated salary range.  *COLA is subject to change without notice.

(The Honolulu vacancies will be located on the grounds of Tripler Army Medical Center)

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time

NOTICE: THE SERVICE CHIEF IS THE SELECTING OFFICIAL

GRADE/STEP DETERMINATION:  For new appointees to the VHA, grade/step recommendation will be made by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB).

 

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 ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) 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.

 

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms).  Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package as explained in the required documents section on the "How to Apply" tab.  We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service.etc.

 

**PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT CONSIDERED**

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination and background investigation
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • BLS/ACLS Certification required
  • English Language Proficiency required

DUTIES:

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As a Staff nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans.  Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient’s condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade.  Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Kailua Kona and Hilo vacancies: 

Responsible for management of specialty clinics.  Oversees and provides direction for the specialty LPN and acts as back up for the LPN when needed.  Will assist in the coordination of all forms of Specialty and  telehealth clinics.

Reporting Relationship: The incumbent reports to the CMO and Lead RN.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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:  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (ie., 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 – ADN or Diploma n 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 related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience or a Masters 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 – Masters 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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.  WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

 


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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, resume 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.

 

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

 


BENEFITS:

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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: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

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: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

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 addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.  Upon completing any required probatrionary period, the position will be permanent.

 

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



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, February 28, 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.

 

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 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 839982,
  • 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 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

 

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

 

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:

Internal permanent VA PIHCS employees:

1.  VA Form 4078 (Application for Promotion or Reassignment) - http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA4078.pdf

2.  CV or Resume.

3.   Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf).  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

 

External applicants:  You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  CV or Resume.

2.   VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at   http://www.vacareers.va.gov/jobs_download/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).

3.   Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf).  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

4.  If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

5.   If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Amy K. Duarte
Phone: (808)433-0607
Email: AMY.DUARTE@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VA Pacific Islands HCS Primary Care
VA Pacific Islands HCS
PCC
459 Patterson Road
Honolulu, HI
96819-1522
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.


Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 839982


1. Title of Job

Registered Nurse


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediatley. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Registered Nurse

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


151900001 Hilo, HI
152400003 Honolulu, HI
153002001 Kailua Kona, HI

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Select the appropriate answer to the following question based on your current level of education and/or experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position.

1. AD-01/03: Are you 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, The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or in cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, do you possess a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.

A. Yes
B. No

2. AD-01/03: Do you possess 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?

A. Yes
B. No

3. AD-01/03: 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). Do you have demonstrated English Language Proficiency?

A. Yes
B. No



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Job Announcement Number:

HO-13-13-113-DLA-839982

Control Number:

337713200