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Job Title:Registered Nurse - Procedures

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-558-14-DU-1002320-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:

Monday, November 25, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

6 vacancies in the following location:
Greenville, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1002320 

 

 

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.

 

The Greenville VA Health Care Clinic (HCC) will provide treatment to Veterans in eastern North Carolina, and is located at 401 Moye Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27834. The new center will operate as a satellite facility of the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

In operation since 1999, the Greenville CBOC houses primary care, mental health, prosthetics, and physical therapy services. The new clinic will offer these services as well as the following specialty services: Women’s Health, Audiology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Optometry, Dental, Pharmacy, Radiology, and Laboratory services. Minor procedures such as Endoscopy will also be available. The Greenville Health Care Clinic will serve 9000 patients, and will open in January 2014. We anticipate a growing partnership with East Carolina University.

Greenville is home to 27,000 students who attend East Carolina University. ECU offers a wide range of cultural and sporting events, including musical concerts, theatrical and dance productions, travel films and lectures. The Greenville Museum of Art displays local art, as well as rotating exhibitions. Theater performances are also beginning to emerge in Greenville. Local groups such as the Greenville Theater Project and the Magnolia Arts Center offer outlets for both performers and audiences alike. Many restaurants offer live entertainment on weekends. Uptown Greenville is a non-profit revitalization project that promotes numerous events in the downtown district. One of the most anticipated annual events in the downtown area of Greenville is the large annual Halloween street party.

Greenville is located 80 miles from the Crystal Coast Beaches, and is within commuting distance of the waterfront towns of Washington and New Bern. Greenville is also located 80 miles east of the capital city, Raleigh.

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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Work Schedules: Monday-Friday 8 Hour tours

Relocation/Recruitment ARE NOT authorized.

 

The Registered Nurse within this area will function as an ambulatory 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, provision of nursing care, performing procedures, and implementing an infection control plan. The RN will assess, triage, take histories and document conditions and concerns for patients presenting for procedures 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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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.
  • Proficient in spoken and written english. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

a. Experience:

·         Minimum of three years of successful clinical practice.

·         Prior recent experience in ambulatory care, including care of patients with mental health and health education needs.

·         Previous experience with infection control

·         Previous experience in procedures

·         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.

b. Certification:

1. ANCC Certification in Medical/Surgical Nursing

c. Education:

 

1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Physical Requirements:

The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring Veterans and objects may be required. Staff may be required to don protective equipment in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. RN is responsible for the reprocessing of reusable medical equipment, according to the medical center policies. They are required to used available safe patient handling lifting devices in all clinical areas. They may also be exposed to Veterans who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.


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.

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://www4.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.



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://usajobs.gov) 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.    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2.    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3.    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.    4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1.    1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 1002320.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2.    2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  CV or Resume (required).

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.  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).

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

5.   Credentialing release of information authorization (available at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/10-0459-fill.pdf).

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-558-14-DU-1002320-MP

Control Number:

356209200