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Job Title:Student Nurse Technician (SNT)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:528-13-AQ853453-SF

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$11.95 to $15.38 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0699-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Other Student NTE 08/31/2013

DUTY LOCATIONS:

10 vacancies in the following location(s):
Batavia, NY United StatesView Map
Buffalo, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 853453 (Include on all documents)

 

 

WHO MAY APPLY:   U.S. Citizens.

Our Mission:  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.  

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

 

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

 

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

 

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • English language proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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DUTIES...

Students receive an orientation to an assignment under the supervision of a registered nurse and perform duties consistent with coursework they have completed.  For example, Student Nurse Technicians could give baths, check vital signs, and detect signs and symptoms of bleeding and respiratory problems.

 

Tour of duty:  full time during the summer (various shifts).  May be approved for continued employment on an intermittent (per diem) basis during the school year-subject to change based on agency needs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Education:  Must be enrolled in an accredited school of registered nursing and have completed one semester of clinical rotation.  May be appointed for a period not to exceed the duration of the student's nursing program.

 

Must be proficient in spoken and written english.


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 accred-itation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 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. ***

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx


BENEFITS:

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This is a temporary position and there are no benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION:

INTERVIEWS:   Any interviews that may be conducted for this position will use the Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) process.   Further information is available at www.va.gov/pbi.

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé

2. Evidence of your eligibility to apply for this vacancy (see Required Documents section below)

3. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf .

4. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

5.  Letter from your school of registered nursing (required).

It must include the following information:

  a).  Verification that your are currently enrolled in the registered nursing program.

  b).  Number of clinical semesters you have successfully completed.

  c).  Certification of the clinical skills in which you are competent.

  d).  Anticipated date of graduation from the registered nursing program.

6. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Assessment Questions

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button 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. Applicants are encouraged to apply online; this process is easier, faster and provides more information as applications are processed. 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/. After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, 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 http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 853453.

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything that is required for a complete application package!

 

If your application package is not complete you will not be considered.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Susan Foley
Phone: (716)862-3293
Email: SUSAN.FOLEY2@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Western New York HCS Buffalo
Healthcare System
Buffalo, NY
14215

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.


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Job Announcement Number:

528-13-AQ853453-SF

Control Number:

339111700