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Job Title:Registered Nurse (Primary Care)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:ORL-13-ELW-870326

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$43,763.00 to $94,803.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Viera, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 870326

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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

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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The Orlando VA Medical Center is seeking Registered Nurses (RNs) to help care for our veteran patients visiting our Viera Outpatient Primary Care Clinics. The RN uses sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating nursing care.   He/she provides a full range of nursing care to clients with complex care needs, assuming responsibility and accountability for nursing actions and completes initial assessments and reassessments of client condition and response to treatment and other clinical findings. The role includes, but is not limited to:  utilizing the nursing process to assess, coordinate, facilitate, and deliver nursing care to patients utilizing the outpatient clinics/services; and formulating an interdisciplinary plan of care and documenting assessments, interventions, and referrals in the computerized patient record system.   These RNs will also participate in the development and implementation of performance improvement monitors to support activities to improve the overall quality of care delivery. This RN will report directly to the Nurse Manager, Primary Care, Viera Outpatient Clinic. Normal work days/hours will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with work day/hours flexibility as patient care needs require.

                                                                                                             

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


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. 

The followoing qualifications are highly preferred:

- Bachelors or Masters Degree in Nursing or related field.

-Minimum of three years of successful hospital-based clinical practice in a Medical/Surgical, ICU, Emergency Department or Ambulatory Care setting.

- National Certification in Ambulatory Care, Med/Surg, or Surgical Nursing

 

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL 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   

 

Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements:

The incumbent of the position performs direct patient care and must meet the below physical requirements to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.   

Lift 45 lbs. or over

Carry 45 lbs. or over

Straight pulling  

Pushing  

Reaching above shoulders

Use of fingers and both hands

Walking

Standing

Kneeling

Repeated bending

Near vision (correctable)

Far vision (correctable)

Ability to distinguish basic colors

Ability to distinguish shades of colors

Hearing

Emotional stability

This is a testing-designated position, subject to random pre- and post-employment testing for illegal drug use

Environmental Factors:

Inside work

Constant noise

Dust

Fumes, smoke or gases

Working closely with others

Protracted or irregular hours of work

Exposure to infectious diseases

This is position is designated as a random drug testing position


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: 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://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

The Orlando VA Medical Center strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race or color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identify or expression.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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



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.

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.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) 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 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  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: T870326.  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 Tuesday, April 16, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at   http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).
  2. Completed online questionnaire.

 

The following are highly suggested to be part of your application package:

-SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action stating current position, grade and step (if current VA employee)

- Form OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment) ;

- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume including all professional education/degrees earned (including name of school and date degree conferred);

- Copies of transcript(s) to validate each level of academic achievement (diploma, ADN, BSN, MS, etc.) and all licensure/national certifications ; and

- Copies of two (2) most recent annual performance appraisals/evaluations.  

- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (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).

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Wanda J. Laakso
Phone: (407)629-1599x1543
Email: WANDA.LAAKSO@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Orlando VAMC
Orlando VAMC
Human Resources Management Service
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
32803

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will receive up to 4 written notifications relating to your application status throughout the life of this recruitment action.  They are:

 

1)  When we receive your application.

2)  Whether you are qualified.

3)  Whether you were referred to the selecting official for consideration.

4)  Final outcome - whether you were selected, etc.

 

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:   In accordance with the provisions of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Master Labor Agreement, VAMC Orlando selecting officials must consider candidates internal to the Department of Veterans Affairs for selection before they can consider applicants who are not current employees of the VA.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

ORL-13-ELW-870326

Control Number:

341054200