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Job Title:NP- Minot Clinic (REANNOUNCEMENT)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VQ-NP-13-155-BRL-879324

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$65,314.00 to $94,677.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 to Wednesday, May 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

3

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Minot, ND United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 879324

REANNOUNCEMENT - Extension to announcement period that originally closed 4/25/13.  Original applicants need not reapply as they will be considered for this extension.

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, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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/ .

 

Minot is located in the north central part of North Dakota and is widely known for the Air Force based located 15 miles north of the city and the recent oil boom of the north. Minot has a population of 40,888 and is the fourth largest city in the state with housing average cost of $214,700. The city is the home of several private and parochial schools and home to Minot State University. Minot offers a full range of fun, recreational and entertainment opportunities from free concerts in the parks to all other types of arts and cultural events, to include a broad collection of attractions, entertainment, fitness, dining, lodging, camping, recreational facilities and hospitality services. Come to Minot and experience all the excitement that Minot has to offer! Known for their friendly people, come experience the famous western hospitality firsthand.

This position is located within the Fargo VA Health Care System and is part of VISN 23 VA Midwest Health Care Network which oversees the operation of ten medical centers, thirty-five community based outpatient clinics, four domicilaries, and seven VA nursing homes.


NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

 

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

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

DUTIES:

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The Fargo VA Health Care System is looking for a full-time Nurse Practitioner to provide care to veterans at the Minot, North Dakota, Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Incumbent will perform outpatient duties and management of scheduled and unscheduled patients, Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 4:30. Assigned panel of patients, panel size is determined by VHA PCMM software package, panel size is specific to their practice and setting. No emergency services on site.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

  • U.S. citizenship.  Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • 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).  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. The completion of course work equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing.  Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) 
  • 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.  

  

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  

·         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. 

Preferred Experience: Experience with progressive clinical and leadership management; motivated, self-directed and initiative to implement and evaluate programs that have the scope, impact and complexity at the organizational level.  Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of management and organizational development and change, with emphasis on the ability to work effectively with others and implement evidence based practice and health care improvements; 3 years of clinical nursing practice.

 

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

Experience as a NP 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.     

 

Reference:  VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard at
http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.


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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling intermittent hours; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 3 hours; standing 3 hours; kneeling 1/4 hour; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; specific visual correction to read fine print; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; and no skin allergies preventing use of protective equipment.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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.


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.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

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 complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to receive consideration.
  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/account/login?returnurl=~/applicant/myaccount/home ), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·OF-306
   ·Other (VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists)
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

 

  1. Questionnaire (instructions in How to Apply)
  2. CV or Resume
  3. VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist. This form is available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf
  4. OF 306, Declaration of Federal Employment. This form is available at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  5. If you are a veteran, please include all your DD 214(s).
  6. If you are a disable veteran, please include a SF 15, Application for 10 point Veterans Preference. This form is available at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf . Ensure you include the supporting documents required with the form (normally a DD 214 and VA letter on your disability rating).
  7. If you are a current or former Federal employee, include a copy of your latest SF 50, Personnel Action.

NOTE: If you do not provide the required documents - to include the other documents as applicable - we will not be able to determine your qualifications and you will receive a rating of IFM (missing form).


 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 879324.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Patti J. Opp
Phone: (701)239-3700x3650
Fax: (701)237-2645
Email: PATTI.OPP@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Fargo HCS
2101 N Elm Street
Fargo, ND
58102 Fax: (701)237-2645

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

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Job Announcement Number:

VQ-NP-13-155-BRL-879324

Control Number:

342085800