Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse-Specialty Clinic in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
4 vacancies in the following location:
  • Fayetteville, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/11/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1822829 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?

RN Specialty Clinic- Fayetteville HCC

*Fayetteville VA employees will be given 1st consideration*

*VA agency employees will be given 2nd consideration*

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to service those who served our country. Whatever the job title, every position in the 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 offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. 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. 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 our Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I Care"). Patient-centered care is our approach to delivering healthcare to our Veterans. This philosophy gives parents and their families the chance to work closely with their healthcare providers to create more personalized care plans. Patient-centered care also considers the Veterans' personal preference and values, family situations, cultural traditions, and lifestyles; it keeps them informed and engaged throughout their treatment. The Veteran and family members become key members of the health care team and are active participants in making health care decisions.

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.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Directly responsible to the designated manager in the assigned area.

  2. Responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran patient population.

  3. Possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting enabling effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses and attainment of optimal levels of functioning and/or support of the dying patient and significant others.

  4. Demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the Veteran population within the medical and surgical clinics of the Specialty Care services and/or the age related needs of patients being served in the assigned area of practice.

  5. Specialty Clinic RN primary duty station will be assigned medical or surgical clinic within the Specialty Care services.

  6. Specific practice settings include but not limited to: Cardiology, Diabetic, Endocrinology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology, Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Infusion Clinic, Neurology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Podiatry, Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury clinic.

  7. Treats customers in a courteous and helpful manner that indicates dignity and respect.

  8. Accepts assignments willingly, volunteers to help others, and works cooperatively and effectively with co-workers and supervisors displaying a helpful, positive attitude.

  9. Ensures that, within the scope of duties, confidential information at all times safeguarded.

  10. Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. May be required to work alternate tours as deemed necessary by service manager.

Functional Statement Title/#: Specialty Registered Nurse

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

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 accreditation bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or 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 requirements 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).

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.

Reference:VA Handbook 5005 reference and appropriate VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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: 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.

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, shifting, 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. They may also be exposed to Veterans who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $53,642.00 to $98,087.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453075100

Job Announcement Number: VHA-565-16-TH-1822829-BU