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Job Title:Registered Nurse (Home Based Primary Care Program)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-JAM-950949

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$44,370.00 to $79,376.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to Friday, September 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Toledo, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 950949

OUR MISSION: 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.

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.

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 Home Based Primary Care Staff Nurse provides skilled nursing service and case management to a group of veteran's in their home/ residential setting. He/she is knowledgeable and skillful in the use of the equipment necessary to function safely in the home and community setting. He/she possesses a valid unrestricted driver’s license. He/she is expected to drive to veteran's place of residence in order to provide skilled nursing services. He/she consistently demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to function autonomously within the scope of their professional practice. He/she must possess positive interpersonal skills that facilitate good communication and care coordination between the veteran, caregiver and the HBPC team. He/she represents the VAMC and HBPC as a competent professional in all encounters with the public.

 

 

Tour of duty: Days (Monday-Friday)

 

Travel required: 85 percent


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 coursework 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.  
GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
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.     

 

  • 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.

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    Reference:  VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

    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:

    WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS

    Inpatient clinical areas and homes, hazards include risk of exposure to communicable diseases and risk of physical injury associated with the patient with the potential to lose control. Additional work environment includes the communities in the service area for Home Based Primary Care as well as natural and civil disturbance risks away from the Medical Center. Drives long distances, must read maps and recognize need to secure road hazard assistance if necessary. May care for veterans in less than optimally safe neighborhoods. Second hand smoke and unwise less than optimal conditions may be present in some homes.

     

    SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    Lifting, moving, walking and transporting of patients. Driving long distances in VA provided vehicles. Lifting equipment in and out of vehicle, climbing steps.

     

    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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    All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

    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 Thursday, September 12, 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.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
       ·Resume

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



    VA Form 10-2850a
    - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).

    Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.


    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.pdfand provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 950949.
    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 Thursday, September 12, 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:

    Angela Barnum
    Phone: (734)222-8923
    Email: ANGELA.BARNUM@VA.GOV
    Agency Information:
    VHA Ann Arbor HCS
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Human Resource Management Service 05
    2215 Fuller Rd
    Ann Arbor, MI
    48105

    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:

    13-JAM-950949

    Control Number:

    350446500