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Job Title:REGISTERED NURSE-CARE MANAGER

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-558-13-DU-964941-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:

Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Thursday, October 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 964941

 

 

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.

 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT MOREHEAD CITY CBOC.

The Morehead City CBOC provides primary care, women’s health care, mental health and laboratory services for 4,200 veterans in the Morehead City and Coastal North Carolina area.  Morehead City consists of Crystal Coast Beaches, including Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and the historic city of Beaufort.  We are also within commuting distance of the waterfront towns of Washington and New Bern. Morehead City is located approximately 80 miles from Greenville and about 100 miles east of the capital city, Raleigh. 

The Registered Nurse within this clinic will function as a primary care nurse in support of the physician or mid-level provider.  Duties will include, but not be limited to, oversight of nursing staff, patient intake, documentation, point of care testing and health screening.  The RN will assess, triage, take histories and document conditions and concerns for veterans presenting to the clinic in person and via the telephone.  The clinical nurse will coordinate care through the health continuum.  Patient/health education, health coaching and health promotion are integral functions of the role.

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/ .  

 

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u), Schedule A, Appointments of persons with disabilities(i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

 

 

NO RELOCATION OR RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES AUTHORIZED.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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TOUR OF DUTY: 

 

The individual selected will be required to work Monday-Friday, 8 hour tours between the hours of 8 am-4:30 pm.

This is a full-time permanent position in Ambulatory Care Service.

The Registered Nurse within this clinic will function as a primary care nurse in support of the physician or mid-level provider.  Duties will include, but not be limited to, oversight of nursing staff, patient intake, documentation, point of care testing and health screening.  The RN will assess, triage, take histories and document conditions and concerns for veterans presenting to the clinic in person and via the telephone.  The clinical nurse will coordinate care through the health continuum.  Patient/health education, health coaching and health promotion are integral functions of the role.    

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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*This position requires the completion of a Dependent Crendtialing process (Vetpro)*

Required Qualifications:

1) United States citizenship (by birth or naturalization)

2) Graduate of a school of professional nursing

*Academic Institution must be 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). 

*Graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional Nursing via possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted license. 

3) Current, full, active, and unrestricted licensure as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia  

4) Proficient in spoken and written English

 

The salary and grade of selectees is determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board

Education and length of nursing experience will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the selected applicant. Experience as a Registered Nurse 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 demonstrates 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 and Collegiality

Scientific Inquiry: Quality of care, Research    

 

Education/Experience Requirements: 

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associates Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately one year of experience; or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelor 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 Bachelor's 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 Bachelor's Degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience or a Master's Degree in Nursing or a 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 of experience or a Doctoral degree in Nursing or a 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

 

Preferred Qualifications, Education and Certifications:

-Minimum of three years of successful clinical practice.

-Prior recent experience in ambulatory care/primary care nursing, including care of patients with mental health and health education needs.

-Previous experience in the care manager role and coordinating care/care delivery.

-Previous experience with telephone advice nursing.

-Demonstrated proficiency in using the nursing process in providing care for clients with complex care needs.

-Previous knowledge/experience with the patient centered medical home practice model.

-Demonstrated ability in the areas of interpersonal relationships, problem solving/critical thinking skills and conflict resolution.

-Demonstrated outcomes in working effectively with interdisciplinary team in the outpatient setting.

-Demonstrated ability to function independently, use good communication skills and to be flexible. ----Computer skills and typing proficiency sufficient to permit real-time documentation of patient encounters enter and retrieve data.

-Prior experience with determining patient assignments, unit management and charge nurse responsibilities.

-Ability to work with minimal supervision.

 

PREFERRED LEVEL OF EDUCATION:

BSN

 

PREFERRED CERTIFICATION:

ANCC Certification in Ambulatory Care Nursing preferred.

 

 


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:

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:

Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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 employees 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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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.   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://www.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/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: 964941.  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 Thursday, October 10, 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.   OF 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.

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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

5.   If currently employed in the Federal service, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

6.   Credentialing release of information authorization. https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/10-0459-fill.pdf
7.   COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED. (DOES NOT NEED TO BE AN OFFICIAL COPY)


FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN OF-306 WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kenneth Hodges
Phone: (919)286-0411
Email: KENNETH.HODGES3@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Durham VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/E-MAIL
APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank You, NC
27705
UNITED STATES

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-964941-MP

Control Number:

352001700