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Job Title:Registered Nurse, Nurse Supervisor

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:VHA621-866768KSE38-13-56

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,896.00 to $86,507.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Johnson City, TN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens, however, current non-temporary employees of the James H. Quillen VAMC will be in the first area of consideration.

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 866768

Multiple vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Welcome to the Crossroads of the eastern United States – Johnson City!  Forbes Magazine Ranks Johnson City 14th in their latest rankings of best places to live.  For almost two centuries, Johnson City has been the center for tourism and business in Northeast Tennessee. Originally little more than a train depot, Johnson City is now a metropolitan melting pot with invigorating music, enchanting culture, and exhilarating mountain adventure.  Family fun abounds in Johnson City and the surrounding areas. Local festivals include the Blue Plum Festival, Fun Fest, the Apple Festival and the Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Enjoy outdoor adventure at Boone Lake, Watauga Lake, and nearby Roan Mountain State Park. Other family-friendly activities include hiking and biking trails and some of the best trophy trout fishing in the country. Johnson City flourishes with tradition, heritage, and hospitality. Its natural beauty and fresh mountain air make Johnson City the perfect location to live and work. You’ll awaken your Pioneer Spirit when you visit our historical areas and living history sites— like Tipton-Haynes, Rocky Mount and Sycamore Shoals. And just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find world-renowned attractions like Bristol Motor Speedway, Bays Mountain and Barter Theatre.  Also, Johnson City enjoys affordable cost of living, low tax rates and no state income tax yet we offer outstanding schools, parks, playgrounds and sports facilities that make life enjoyable.

 

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/ .

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

 

FACT:  Ninety percent of applicants fail to submit additional documentation with resume’ or application and are found ineligible (see ‘HOW TO APPLY’ section of this announcement); therefore, it is imperative that you read the complete announcement.  Failure to do so MAY result in LOSS OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

Tour of Duty:  Non-administrative tours (evenings, nights, weekends and holidays)

SALARY:  Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

 

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not approved for this position.

Relocation Expenses will not be reimbursed for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

DUTIES:

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POSITION SUMMARY:  The incumbent supervises and manages the Nursing Service staff during non-administrative hours (evening shift, night shift, weekends and holidays).  Some shift rotation is expected in order to provide coverage.


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 (i.e., 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 - An ADN or Diploma in 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 a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's 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 - Master's 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.

 

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

  

The following background or experience is preferred:

1.  BSN

2.  BLS (must be obtained within 30 – 60 days of effective date)

3.  ACLS (must be obtained within 90 days of effective date)

4.  Five years successful nursing experience in a variety of settings

5.  Two years Leadership/Management experience preferred

6.  Demonstrated integrity, dependability, and the ability to function independently with remote supervision

7.  Demonstrated interpersonal competence

8.  Evidence of professional growth

9.  Demonstrated leadership abilities

10.  Demonstrated contributions for patient care

11.  Evidence of sound decision-making and critical thinking skills

12.  Ability to effectively problem solve and make appropriate decisions to improve patient outcomes


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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department od Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation 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.  ***

 

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, 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.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

 

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

 

Placement Policy:  The posting of this vacancy announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

Although not required for initial application, we request that applicants include VA FORM 10-2850a in their application package 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.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

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.

4. Please use the "bubble sheet" to answer all assessment questions, as they will be read by a computer/scanner.  Failure to do so may result in loss of consideration for this position.

 

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:        866768.

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

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1.   Concise Resume and/or VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf).

2.  If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required); to receive credit,  DD-214 must indicate character of service.   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).

3.   If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which shows your current position title, grade, step, and pay, as well as your tenure and appointment type. (i.e. NOT an Award SF-50)  

 

PLEASE NOTE:  CURRENT JAMES H. QUILLEN VA EMPLOYEES WHO WISH TO BE IN THE FIRST AREA OF CONSIDERATION MUST INCLUDE THEIR MOST RECENT SF-50 WITH THEIR APPLICATION PACKAGE.  FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION AS AN INTERNAL APPLICANT.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

William Hoss
Phone: (423)926-1171x7108
Email: WILLIAM.HOSS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Mountain Home VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
VA Medical Center
HR Management Service PO Box 4000
Mountain Home, TN
37684

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

VHA621-866768KSE38-13-56

Control Number:

340645300