Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration REGISTERED NURSE (multiple shifts, part and full time) in Boise, Idaho
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
- Boise, ID
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (10 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1827324 Nursing Service at the VA Medical Center in Boise, ID is now recruiting to fill full-time, part-time, and intermittent, temporary and permanent Registered Nurse positions to work in various areas of the hospital with varying work schedules. When applying for these positions, please include a cover letter with your resume stating (1) what areas you would prefer to work in and (2) what duty schedule, full-time or part-time or intermittent and (3) what shifts, days, nights, weekends. *Intermittent* describes service performed without a regularly scheduled tour of duty and does not guarantee a specific number of hours.
Night Differential Pay at the rate of 10 percent of the employee's basic hourly rate of pay will be paid for work performed during the evening/night tour.
Weekend Premium Pay at the rate of 25 percent of the employee's basic hourly rate of pay will be paid for work performed on the weekend tour.
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?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").
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.
A Registered Nurse (RN) is a graduate of a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited school of nursing and meets Veterans Affairs (VA) professional and physical requirements as set forth in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook 5005, and VA Directive 5102.1 dated March 27, 2009. The RN for Ambulatory Care/Out Patient Department (OPD) provides care to Veterans seeking primary, specialty or episodic care. Provides chronic disease management, patient education and continuity of care between acute care and primary care visits. The Community Living Center (CLC) provides care to Veterans who require skilled, rehab, hospice or long term care. The Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) actively providing health care to veterans closer to where veterans reside. The Boise VA Medical Center operates 5 outlying Outpatient Clinics in Twin Falls Idaho, Caldwell Idaho, Salmon Idaho, Mountain Home Idaho and Burns Oregon. The Critical Care Unit provides care to critically ill, unstable patients in need of intensive treatment. Critically ill, unstable patients whose previous state of health, underlying disease, or acute illness, either alone or in combination, severely reduces the likelihood of recovery and benefit from CCU treatment may be admitted to CCU to receive intensive therapies to relieve acute complications, or palliate symptoms. The Emergency Department (ED) provides care to Veterans who require emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Medical/Surgical Unit provides care to Veterans admitted with medical and/or surgical diagnosis who require an acute level of care and observation. The Step Down Unit provides care to Veterans admitted with medical and/or surgical diagnosis who require an acute level of care, observation, and telemetry monitoring. The Step Down Unit or ICU, must have completed ACLS or will complete ACLS within 3 months of hire. ACLS must be maintained throughout employment. The Ward 2P provides a specialized locked psychiatric unit for Veterans whose assessed risk of harm to self or others is deemed moderate or Low and is seeking a voluntary recovery environment in which to receive care. WORK SCHEDULE: Varying shifts in assorted areas of the hospital. Please include a cover letter with your resume stating (1) what areas you would prefer to work in and (2) what duty schedule, full-time or part-time or intermittent and (3) what shifts, days, nights, weekends.
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- US citizenship
- 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 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.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
*Grade Determinations: *The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; ORa Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.
The following requirements are preferred for this position: At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Demands depend on unit working in and patient needs. Physical demands may include considerable walking, bending, reaching, stooping and lifting patients in and out of bed and examination tables, agility, manual dexterity, and physically restraining patients.
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What To Expect Next
After you submit your application: After the announcement has closed your qualifications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified via email when this decision is made. Qualified applicants will be referred. What happens when your application is referred? An AFGE agreement ensures that internal applicants must be considered before external candidates. If the Selecting Official (which is not the HR Specialist) elects to consider external candidates, he or she may contact you for an interview. The interview will be arranged and coordinated by the Selecting Official. After interviewing is complete: Many factors influence how quickly a selectee can be brought on board. If the Selecting Official chooses an internal candidate, all other candidates will be notified of the outcome. Otherwise, once the Selecting Official makes their selection, a tentative offer would be made and upon acceptance the pre-appointment process would begin. What does the pre-appointment process entail? Before you can be appointed you will be asked to submit to fingerprinting/background investigation, physical, and a credentialing process. A Professional Standards Board will be convened to determine your salary. Then the salary offer will be made and a start date negotiated.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.
- This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
- DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
- Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Salary Range: $49,978.00 to $103,167.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: AD-0610-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates
Control Number: 453601700
Job Announcement Number: XB-17-JER-1827324-BU