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Job Title:Program Director, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-538-13-JC-948360

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$58,916.00 to $109,164.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 to Monday, December 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180/0185/0603/0610/0630/0633-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Chillicothe, OH View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

UNITED STATES CITIZENS-PERMANENT APPT

JOB SUMMARY:

Chillicothe, Ohio is nestled in the beautiful hills of Ross County. Chillicothe is blessed with an abundance of historical and recreational opportunities. There are five state parks within a 30-minute drive. Strong schools and affordable housing make Chillicothe a great place to live and work. The small town charm of this city is perfectly complimented by easy access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati for those seeking city amenities.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 948360

 

***THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REANNOUNCED AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THIS POSITION IS FILLED. ALL PREVIOUS APPLICANTS WHO SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS FOR THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MUST REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. THANK YOU.***

 

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?

NOTE: THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES. PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION RELATED TO YOUR APPLICABLE DISCIPLINE STATED IN EACH SECTION WITHIN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

If you are looking for an exciting career challenge, the Chillicothe VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Chillicothe, Ohio is searching for a Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Physician Extender (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant), Physical Therapist, or Dietitian for the Program Director, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) position.

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 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.

NOTE: The full perfomance level of this position is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 through GS-13. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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.

 Physician Extenders (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant), may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, if selected for this position. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S Citizenship
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required
  • Full Unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Subject to a 1 year supervisory probationary period
  • This is a non-barganing unit position

DUTIES:

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The Program Director, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is responsible for directing clinical services offered to ensure that program compliance is maintained with local and national level VHA standards at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. The HBPC Program Director will ensure that policies, as well as, accreditation standards for home care organizations remain consistent and compliant with all standards.

The Program director will work within an interdisciplinary team to develop and ensure continued effective functioning. Skills, knowledge, and contributions of each member within the team will be recognized and utilized to meet the mission of the overall program. The Program Director will collaborate with other (HBPC) Program Directors, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) leadership, and VA Central Office on issues related to program development in order to provide direction and team leadership.

Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Interpreting and communicating VA policies to the HBPC team and the VHA facility, as well as, non-VA national, state, and local home care policies to facilitate the interface with non-VA care providers.

·         Assisting the team in developing and implementing local HBPC policies and procedures to include performance improvement, patient safety, utilization review, emergency preparedness, and staff safety.

·         Evaluating the effectiveness of the HBPC Program.

·         Managing human resources for the HBPC Program including: selecting qualified staff in collaboration with the HBPC Medical Director, orienting and mentoring the staff, and promoting staff development and professional growth to ensure competency.

·         Coordinating student educational programs.

·         Managing and tracking program resources.

·         Processing, assigning, and tracking referrals to HBPC, ensuring timely access to HBPC.

·         Managing the Electronic Wait List (EWL) for HBPC referrals.

·        Collaborating with the Office of Information.

Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This position may require evenings and/or weekends.


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.

English Language Proficiency. Individuals appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

Licensure. Hold a full, current, and unrestricted licensure to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

 

PSYCHOLOGIST: (1) Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). (2) Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.

Exceptions. (1) new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHJA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.

Experience. At least 1 year of professional psychologist experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and must fully meet the KSAs for that level.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-18 PSYCHOLOGIST QUALFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

REGISTERED NURSE: 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 II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor’s 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.

Reference: VA Directive 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

SOCIAL WORKER:Have a master's degree in Social Work from a school of social work fully accredited by the council on Social work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the ORHM website to verify if the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master’s degree in social work.

Grade Requirements: Knowledge of Current Professional Social Work Practices - to be creditable, the experience must have required the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current professional social work practice. The experience or education must be post-MSW degree. Experience and education satisfying this requirement must be active professional practice, which is paid/non-paid employment as a professional social worker, as defined by the appropriate state licensing board.

Quality of Experience: Experience is only creditable if it is obtained following graduation with a master's degree in social work and if it includes work as a professional social worker directly related to the position to be filled. Qualifying experience must be at a level comparable to social work experience at the next lower level.

Advanced Practice Level: Advanced Practice Level is defined as the ability to provide independent and expert clinical psychosocial and case management services in a specialized area of practice to veterans who tend to have serious and severe crises, may lack any family and community support, may be poor self-monitors, may frequently fail to comply with instructions or treatment, and may have major deficits in coping skills and require continuing professional psychological support.

Fellowships or Post-Graduate Training. Fellowship and post-graduate training programs are typically in a specialized field and are of clinical practice, ie. group of family practice. Training as a fellow or post-graduate may be substituted for creditable experience on a year-for-year basis.

Practice in a VA setting: A VHA practice experience may not be substituted for experience, as the practice (field placement) is completed prior to graduation with a master's degree in social work.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix F7, SOCIAL WORKER QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

PHYSICIAN EXTENDER (NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:

Nurse Practitioner: Graduation from School of Nursing

(a) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

 

     1. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or

 

     2. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and master's degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.

 

(b) 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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment. Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master’s degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor’s Degree is not awarded.

 

(c) 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.

Registration

(a) Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.

Nurse Practitioners. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master’s degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.]

OR

Physician Assistant Qualification Standard:

Education or Training. The candidate must meet one of the following:

(1) A bachelor’s degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or

(2) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor’s degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or

(3) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician. The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years.

Certification. As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.

Restriction. Under no circumstances may this occupation be used to employ physicians or other health care providers who do not meet the applicable qualification standards for their occupation. All physician assistants must meet the requirements in subparagraphs a through e above.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-8, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

PHYSICAL THERAPIST:

Education. (1) Degree. Graduate from a degree program in physical therapy from an approved college or university approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The CAPTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit entry-level physical therapy programs. Verification of accredited programs may be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Web site, or at their office address: American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, 703-684-2782, or 800-999-2782.

NOTE: Effective, January 1, 2002, CAPTE changed its scope of accrediting activities of PT education programs to include only those programs that culminate in post-baccalaureate degrees.

(2) Foreign Graduates. Graduates of foreign physical therapy programs meet the requirements in subparagraph 2b if they have a full unrestricted and current license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Any PT who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probational status may be appointed only in accordance with regulations issued by the Under Secretary for Health or designee.

(1) Non-licensed PTs, who otherwise meet the basic requirements in this standard, may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate PT not-to-exceed two years under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405(c)(2). Non-licensed individuals appointed as a temporary graduate PT may not be appointed as a PT without being fully licensed.

(2) A PT who fails to maintain the required licensure must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment. At the discretion of the appointing official, an employee may be reassigned to another occupation for which he/she qualifies if a placement opportunity exists.

(3) A PT who has, or has ever had, his/her PT license revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part.

Grade Requirements. (1) Affiliated. Associated with a college or university for the purpose of allied health care training.

(2) Creditable Experience

(a) Knowledge of Contemporary Professional Physical Therapy Practice. To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the required knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with the scope of physical therapy practice as outlined in the current Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, American Physical Therapy Association, and the Normative Model of Physical Therapist Education. The experience may have been evidenced by one or more of the following:

1. Active professional practice. (Active professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional PT as defined by APTA or the appropriate licensing board.) Experience gained after graduation but prior to licensure is creditable provided the candidate was utilized as a graduate PT and subsequently passed the licensure examination.

2. In addition to licensure, applicants must demonstrate completion of a minimum of 15 continuing education units (CEUs) recognized by APTA or the appropriate licensing board.

3. Completion of a post-graduate fellowship or a post-graduate residency program may substitute for creditable experience on a year for year basis.

(b) Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it was earned post degree and meets the following:

1. Work as a graduate PT directly related to the position to be filled; and

2. The work to be credited is at a level comparable to physical therapy experience at the same or next lower grade level than the grade level being considered for placement.

3. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.

(c) Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a graduate PT is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a PT employed 20 hours a week, or on a 1/2-time basis, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of service.

(d) Board Certification. Board certification means having successfully passed a Board Certification examination administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

(e) Content Specialty. Specialized content areas of physical therapy include, but are not limited to, geriatrics, neurology, cardiopulmonary, orthopedics, electrophysiology, diabetes, sports medicine, spinal cord injury, amputee, wound care, stroke, brain injury and arthritis.

(f) Post-graduate Fellowships. According to the APTA, a post graduate fellowship is “A post-professional, funded, and planned learning experience in a focused area of PT clinical practice, education, or research (not infrequently post-doctoral, post-residency prepared or board-certified physical therapists)”.

(g) Post-graduate Residency. According to the APTA, a post-graduate residency is “A planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education that is designed to advance significantly the physical therapist’s preparation as a provider of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice”.

Registration. (1) All applicants must be registered with the CDR.

(2) Non-registered applicants who otherwise meet the minimum requirements in the basic qualification standard may be appointed as a graduate dietitian under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain CDR registration during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/24, Part II, Appendix G-12, PHYSICAL THERAPY QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

DIETITIAN:

Education. The individual must have earned a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, and fulfilled each of the following criteria:

(1) Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).

(2) Completed a CADE accredited supervised practice program.

(3) Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing branch of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

Registration. (1) All applicants must be registered with the CDR.

(2) Non-registered applicants who otherwise meet the minimum requirements in the basic qualification standard may be appointed as a graduate dietitian under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain CDR registration during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.

Creditable Experience. Knowledge of Current Professional Dietitian Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current professional dietetics practice. This may be evidenced by one or more of the following:

1. The equivalent of 1 year of active professional practice. Active professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a registered dietitian.

2. Academic course work leading to an advanced graduate degree in nutrition or a related health care field.

Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is post-registration experience as a registered dietitian directly related to the position to be filled, i.e., the clinical dietitian must have relevant clinical nutrition healthcare experience; the food service system dietitian must have relevant food service system management experience. Qualifying experience must also be at a level comparable to dietetic experience at the next lower level.

Dietetic Internship Program (Supervised Practice Program). Dietetic internship programs are post-baccalaureate degree programs that provide supervised practice experiences which meet the eligibility requirements and accreditation standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. Completion of a coordinated program in dietetics fulfills the requirements of a supervised practice program. Time spent in a dietetic internship or supervised practice program does not qualify as creditable experience.

Fellowship. Fellowship programs are typically advanced training programs of varying length in a specialized area of clinical practice. Applicants for these programs usually possess a master's degree.

Residency. The dietetic residency is an 18-month combined academic and professional program. The resident, assigned to a VA medical center, performs dietetic duties including activities relating to the area in which graduate study is being taken. In addition, the resident attends graduate classes to satisfy the requirements for a master's degree in dietetics or an allied field.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G-20, DIETITIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.IDESCRIBING

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Physical requirements are listed in VA Handbook 5019.

DETERMINATIONS:  The candidate tentatively selected will be peer reviewed by the Professional Standards Board and must meet Board requirements prior to appointment. This Board will evaluate the candidate qualifications for the position and determine the grade level. The incumbent selected will be appointed at the appropriate grade level based on (1) qualifying experience related to the work of the position, and (2) upon meeting physical requirements. Applicant for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination, Healthcare Integrity and Protection Database (HIPDB) and List of Excluded Individuals Database (LEIE).


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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report 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:

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.
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.


BENEFITS:

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BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION:

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 job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY:

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a (REGISTERED NURSE or NURSE PRACTITIONER), or VA FORM 10-2850c (ALL OTHER APPLICABLE DISCIPLINES) 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://www4.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: 948360.  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 Monday, March 24, 2014.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.    CV or Resume. (REQUIRED)

2.   Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. (REQUIRED)

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

4.    VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (REQUIRED).

5.    Most Recent Performance Appraisal. (REQUIRED)

6.     SF-50 (No AWARD SF-50 will be accepted). You must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action." This is the most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status (If you are a career or a career-conditional employee) and identifies your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). (REQUIRED)

7.    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).  

 

Note: All forms must be signed and dated appropriately. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.   

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Monica Hollon
Phone: (740)773-1141x7069
Email: MONICA.HOLLON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Chillicothe VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH
45601
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

 

After the vacancy announcement closes, your complete application package (including all required documents) will be reviewed to determine if your qualifications meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made. After a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

 

 

 

 


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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-538-13-JC-948360

Control Number:

350558400