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Job Title:Nurse Instructor

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-558-13-DU-913522-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,669.00 to $100,704.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Friday, July 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Greenville, NC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 913522

 

 

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/ .  

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency & Graduate of approved School of Nursing.

DUTIES:

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The Nurse Educator's responsibilities include the full range of orientation and competency validation of staff assigned to the Health Care Center. The incumbent will be responsible for tracking the staff mandatory review requirements and partnering with management to achieve annual compliance. This nurse will share leadership responsibilities with other educators such as student programs, BLS/ACLS certification program, American Nurses Credentialing Center nurse planner program, and Safe Patient Handling Program. They will contribute to the delineation of standards, quality improvement processes, and maintenance of appropriate records.

 

The Scope of Practice of all registered nurses in all areas of clinical practice is defined in the four (4) dimensions outlined in the Nurse Qualification Standards, and is specific to the Grade:

 

Nurse III: Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of complex client care.

 

Specific practice settings include the Greenville Health Care Center and all services offered within that organization. The practice of the registered nurse in this position has a direct impact on quality patient outcomes in the assigned area and for the facility.

 

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday through Friday, 08:00-1630.

 

 

 

                                                                                                            


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Pay grade/salary will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board.

This position requires the completion of a Dependent Credentialing process (Vetpro).

Applicants must be citizens of the United States.  Applicants must be graduates 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).  Applicants must possess a 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.  Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

 

Applicants' education and length of Nursing practice (experience) will be considered by the 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

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

-US Citizen by birth or naturalization (documents required)

-Current, Full, active, Unrestricted RN licensure in any US State, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia

-Graduation from a NLN Accredited or CCNE School of Nursing

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

-A minimum of one year successful Ambulatory Care Experience within the past two years

-Minimum 2 years successful nursing practice

-Prior teaching including formal and informal educational programs or equivalent

-Documented excellence and experience in program development, implementation and evaluation.

-Documented evidence of successful professional nursing practice in progressively complex positions/levels.

-Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills (written and oral communication) and collaboration with other disciplines.

-Evidence of effective team work with demonstrable outcomes

-Prior -VA experience

-Documented leadership in committees, councils, or programs

Evidence of Technical Writing skills and demonstrated experience in clinical instruction

 

 


PREFERRED LEVEL OF EDUCATION

Master's In Education

MSN or BSN with Master's in a related field

Doctoral Degree in Nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience

 

PREFERRED CERTIFICATION

ANCC Certification in Nursing Professional Development

BLS/ACLS Instructor

ACLS

Certification in Ambulatory Care Nursing, ANCC

 

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. ***

REQUIREMENTS:

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

 

·        US Citizen by birth or naturalization (documents required)

·        Current, Full, active, Unrestricted RN licensure in any US State, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia

·        Graduation from a NLN Accredited or CCNE School of Nursing

·        BLS

 

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 .



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

 

OF-306 FORM DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT IS A REQUIRED DOCUMENT.PLEASE SUBMIT THIS FORM.



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.   The form can be found at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf  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. Please include a copy of your transcripts  and OF306 which can be found at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf

 

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 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: 913522.  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 Friday, July 12, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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 http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf   (required).
  3. Copy of Transcript (Does not need to be an official copy) Required
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD 214 (Member 4 Copy) (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 If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

 

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Claudette Forrest
Phone: (919)286-6858
Email: CLAUDETTE.FORREST@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
Nursing Service
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC
27705

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-558-13-DU-913522-MP

Control Number:

346083300