citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit
qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
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)
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.
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
· Professional Development:
performance, education/career development;
· Collaboration: collaboration,
· Scientific Inquiry: quality of
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL 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
1. Must have
a BSN, required.
of two (2) years of experience as a Wound Care Nurse within the last four (4)
3. Certified in wound care by an approved credentialing center (National Alliance Wound Care Institute, Wound Management Institute, WOCNCB), required.
Experience with computer software including Microsoft Excel, Words and Power
Experience in Performance Improvement activities, preferred.
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: [This position involves lifting, moving, and transporting
of patients and driving. The position involves exposure to blood pathogens,
fine manipulation, standing, walking, bending, crouching, and reaching
patients. It requires dealing with the acutely ill, with patients who may
display disturbed behaviors, and with stressful situations. Assisting with
transferring patients to wheelchairs, and/or may need to escort a patient to
other areas. Moving patients and weighing patients in excess of 50kg. or more.
Wearing of a respirator may be required at times in the performance of the
duties of this position. when required to use respirator, employee cannot have
facial hair or any condition that interferes with the face to face piece seal or
valve function of the respirator. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.]
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. 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.