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    Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10469674.

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    This job opportunity announcement (JOA) will be used to fill ten (10) temporary not to exceed two years, Graduate Nurse Technicians (GNT) vacancies at the Louisville, KY Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), with Nursing Service. GNT may be converted to a permanent position.

    This comprehensive program prepares new graduate nurses and selected staff opportunities to gain clinical knowledge and expertise in a variety of clinical areas. The goal of the GNT Program is to provide education, clinical experiences and preceptor support to enhance individual learning needs and provide a smooth transition for new nurses from a novice to expert role in our VA healthcare system.

    GNTs will be placed in the Transition to Practice Program. The Transition to Practice Program is designed for the post graduate Registered Nurse who has completed an entry level nursing degree at the diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or Master's degree level. Classes are held at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    The training program was developed to support the post graduate registered nurse during the first year of practice in an acute care, behavioral health or long-term care setting. The post graduate registered nurse will participate in an orientation program and be assigned to a qualified preceptor who will work closely with them during the unit based clinical orientation. The length of clinical orientation will vary according to the needs and progress of the nurse. Clinical experiences and didactic sessions are scheduled during the year to facilitate transition and achieve competency in key knowledge, skills and responsibilities of a registered nurse. Transition to Practice Registered Nurses are required to attend all scheduled learning experiences and complete required projects and written assignments.

    The program design and content are guided by: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Entry to Practice Nurse Residency Programs (CCNE, 2015).

    Work Schedule: 40 hour work week, 12 hour shifts with alternating weekends and holidays.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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