Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse- Nurse Manager for Interventional Radiology, HD, SSIU in Phoenix, Arizona

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Phoenix, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1823535

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 Phoenix VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Registered Nurse- Nurse Manager for Interventional Radiology, HD, SSIU

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

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.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

For information on the City of Phoenix, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at For information about the Phoenix VA Health Care System team go to: For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


A full time position for a Nurse Manager (NM) exists in the Specialty Care Service of Nursing. This Manager will be responsible for Interventional Radiology (IR), Dialysis, and our Short Stay Interventional Unit. The NM is responsible for the coordination, supervision and leadership of daily operations, nursing practice, quality of care, performance improvement, patient-safety, efficiency of services, environment of care, education and professional development specific to each work setting. The NM has accountability for planning, designing, integrating, implementing, and evaluating programs of clinical practice to continuously improve services to the veterans. Promotes interdisciplinary evidence-based practice and customer service & satisfaction. He/she is responsible for the delivery of nursing services 24/7 and for the immediate supervision and guidance of the Registered Nurse and non licensed staff members. Duties also include inventory oversight, hiring, payroll certification, annual employee ratings, completion of annual training by staff, competency assessment, disciplinary guidance and career counseling/mentoring. The NM works collaboratively across all service lines. The NM must oversee the allocation of available resources and the implementation of programs to promote safe, efficient and cost effective services which contribute to meeting productivity goals. The Nurse Manager is responsible for meeting regulatory and professional standards of care, performance metrics, and also participates in the development of goals and strategic plans aimed at meeting patient care needs. This manager will be expected to provide cross coverage for supervisory peers as warranted by staffing needs. This NM will report directly to the Chief of Specialty Care Services for Nursing.

Work Schedule: This position will be scheduled as an 8 hour tour Monday through Friday, but may include rotating days off, rotating tours of duty, and weekend and holiday coverage.

Position Description Title/PD#: Registered Nurse (Nurse Manager) for IR, HD, and SSIU Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt Bargaining Unit Status Code: 8888

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Incentives are not authorized.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be proficient in written or spoken English.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • 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.


  • Citizen of the United States.

  • 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • 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. 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.

  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

  • Must be able to perform the Physical Standards of the position.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the education and experience as listed below, the RN must also have an acceptable level of quality in order to obtain the grade level below. This will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board.

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.

  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.

  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.

  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.

  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

Applicant'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 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 resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.


Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is Grade III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of I to III. The Nurse Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade, level (if applicable), and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade, level (if applicable) and step approved for the selected candidate.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: The following experience is highly desired:

  • Five years of successful nursing practice with progressive growth and an increasing level of responsibility.

  • Manager level experience preferred.

  • Interventional Radiology experience preferred.

  • National certification preferred.

  • Must meet all staff nurse competencies.

  • Documented evidence of high satisfactory performance and dependability.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with initiative and independence.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships and communication skills with physicians, staff, patients and their significant others.

  • Possess a working knowledge of quality management principles, all regulatory and professional standards of care including The Joint Commission.

  • Demonstrates skill in verbal and written English communication.

  • ACLS certification required.

  • Possess basic computer knowledge and skills.

PREFERRED EDUCATION: Masters in Nursing or a Health related field preferred. Applicant may also be enrolled in a Masters Program (Nursing or a Health related field)

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. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD (

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: 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. Nursing education must be accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You can verify your education accreditation at the following links:

• American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing:

NOTE: If you do not find your education listed on either website you can initiate an inquiry online to receive written verification of accreditation of your degree:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/25 or better. Ability to distinguish shades of color is not required but would be beneficial. Incumbent will sit, type, walk and talk with staff, manage databases. S/He should be able to carry 20 lbs for long distances in extreme heat on an intermittent basis. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required.

Veterans' Preference: 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 visit

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 is an overview of the benefits currently offered: Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

Other Information

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

This position is subject to a 2 year probationary period, if not already completed.

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

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

This is a supervisory position.

If a current VA employee is selected, two additional steps will be authorized for serving in a nurse manager position. Boarding by the NPSB will not be required or authorized.

Salary Range: $80,295.00 to $116,397.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453175600

Job Announcement Number: 644-BOc-1823535-T38-BU