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Job Title:  Registered Nurse II- Site Coordinator
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  MEM-13-111-873833

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$56,481.00 to $88,638.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Multiple Schedules 40 hours - Excepted Service Permanent NTE October 2015
1 vacancy in the following location:
Memphis, TN United StatesView Map
All Qualified Applicants


Job Summary:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 

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.

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.



External applicants (not an employee of VA Medical Center Memphis), to be considered for this job you must submit Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a) and a Resume.  If these forms are not received, your application will be incomplete and will not be considered.




  • 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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Work Schedule:  Full-Time or Part-Time


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



Description of Duties:  The VA Medical Center, Memphis, Office of Research, is recruiting for a well qualified Registered Nurse to serve as the local Site Coordinator of a Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) multicenter trial investigating low dose methylprednisolone in patients admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit with severe community-acquired pneumonia.  The trial is to be conducted in 40 VA Medical Centers.  The incumbent will be on a part-time term-limited appointment not to exceed 13 months initial appointment, renewable contingent upon continued funding.


The Site Coordinator (Registered Nurse) functions under the direct supervision of the site investigator or designees.  She/he is responsible for conducting approved clinical research trials that involve patients under the direct supervision of the physician investigator.  Duties and responsibilities include:  prepares protocol submissions for IRB/Human Research Protection and all pertinent regulatory forms; performs and manages clinical and administrative aspects of the study protocol on a daily basis; completes informed consent process with potential patients under principal investigator's approval; initiates patient contact and provides all necessary information for informed consent; manages and coordinates clinical aspects of laboratory and metabolic measures to ensure the timely and appropriate measurements for screening and treatment; completes data collection and oversees electronic submission of data to coordinating center for patient randomization and follow-up visits; and ensures follow-up of patients and close-out procedures.  Establish a working relationship with site investigator, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (CSPCC), study chairman's office and facility staff.  Organize and participate in meetings; complete collaborative institutional training initiative (CIT) for human studies and biosecurity. 


This posion can be filled as temporary, part-time or temporary full-time contingent on funding that will end in October 2015.






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Basic Qualification Requirements: 

  1. Citizenship - Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  2.  Education/Experience - Applicant must be a graduate of a NLN (National League of Nursing) accredited program. A Bachelors degree in Nursing is highly recommended.  Preferred: A Masters degree in Nursing; One year of nursing experience in a critical care environment, and one year of clinical research experience.  Knowledge of and ability to follow research protocol, including IRB/OPRR regulations, detaileld and accurate recording of data and follow-up for patients; Computer skills with the ability to record electronic progress notes, enter electronic data and use VA data base (CPRS, VISTA) and standard Windows programs (Word, Excel); Excellent communication skills.  The incumbent must be willing to travel to coordinator meetings.
  3.  Registration - Applicant must have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.   
  4.  Physical Standards - Applicant must meet the physical standards established for this position..   
  5.  English Language Proficiency - Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  6. 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.    

Qualifying Education:  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.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD


Drug Testing Designated Positions:  In accordance with Exzecutive Order 12564, Federal employees hired in a drug testing designated position will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use during employment.


VetPro:  Individuals selected for positions that have patient care responsibilities are subject to undergoing an electronic credentialing process called VETPRO.  As part of this process, it will be necessary for you to submit complete information concerning your professional education, training, experience, licensure and certifications using VetPro.  The candidate selected will be provided with further information on how to use VetPro.


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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Benefits/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 .

Other Significant Facts:  The incumbent is subject to the provisions set by the Nurse Professional Standards Board in areas of probationary period, promotion and other actions requiring Board approval.  Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining current licensure and maintaining current BLS certification.  The incumbent is responsible for attending all mandated annual review programs and takes responsibility for attending in-service and  continuing education activities.


The VAMC at Memphis exists to serve the veteran through delivery of timely, quality care by staff who

Demonstrate outstanding customer service, the advancement of health care through research

and the education of tomorrow’s health care providers.




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


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How to Apply:

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, OF-306 and a RESUME  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.

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: T873833.  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 Wednesday, May 01, 2013.


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 (required).
  3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  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
  5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Peter A. St Arnold
Phone: (901)577-7266
Agency Information:
Research Service
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN


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.

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