Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse RN (Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Coordinator) in Loma Linda, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Loma Linda, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 7/1/2016 (114 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 11/30/2016 (38 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1742515
This position is open and continuous. Applicants will be referred after the position has been open for 10 days, and thereafter as needed
This is an open and continuous announcement and will remain opened until filled. We will accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis and qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official as needed beginning on 07/11/2016. Unless this office is notified otherwise, applications will remain on file and considered for open positions until November 30, 2016, However, this vacancy announcement may be closed at an earlier date if all vacant positions are filled before 11/30/2016. **
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?
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related position in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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.
The Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Coordinator (SPHM Coordinator) provides leadership and assumes continuing responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program at the facility level. This includes integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities. The incumbent is assigned to a unit or section in Nursing Service. The unit or section description and patient population served is defined in applicable Scope of Service.* The Nurse III provides leadership, which facilitates delivery of quality nursing care for a group of patients through the utilization of the nursing process. This nurse works effectively with all levels of staff, to include collaborative efforts with other health professionals. This nurse provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and directing and teaching personnel in a variety of settings. *
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 hour shifts - Full Time employment. 80 hours/ pay period required.
- Not Required
- You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
- Subject to a security background/suitability investigation.
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
- This position requires candidates to be proficient in English.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
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 school 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 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.
* 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 and 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; ORADN 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; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with 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 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
Master degree in nursing preferred, PhD or DNP highly desirable
Demonstrates advanced leadership skill of the nursing process such as coordinating, assessing, implementing and evaluating Hospital wide initiative/programs highly desirable.
Experience in providing direction and education for all staff including other services preferred
Experience in research and implementation of hospital wide projects preferred.
Experience in executing and maintaining Unit Peer Leader Programs highly desirable.
Ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams preferred.
Ability to collect, analyzes, and interprets data for process improvement projects preferred.
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.**
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National 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: *Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds); Straight Pulling; Pushing; Reaching above Shoulder; Walking; Standing; Repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Hearing aid (permitted); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Depth perception; Both eyes required; Both legs required; Use of fingers and both hands required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omission may affect consideration of employment.
NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is on 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: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 much send a Certification of Foreign Equivalency from International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) with your transcript in order to receive credit for the education.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used for Federal employment. You can verify your education at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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 for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Submit a legible copy of your DD 214(s) indicating character of service and the dates of service or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
What To Expect Next
After we receive your complete application package (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 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.
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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, 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://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.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Salary Range: $67,900.00 to $122,195.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0610-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 443488600
Job Announcement Number: LL-16-amd-T38-1742515