Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse (Intermittent Pool) in Tampa, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
30 vacancies in the following location:
  • Tampa, FL
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Intermittent

Opened Saturday 1/30/2016 (264 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 1/27/2017 (99 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy ID Number: ZX-16-ETDJ-1614258-BU

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.

NOTE: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.

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

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse Intermittent Pool. These positions will be for intermittent nurses that will work in the following areas: Emergency Room, Med-Surg, Telemetry and Step Down, Intensive Care, PACU/OR/Pre-Anesthesia/GI Lab, SCI, CPRP and/or Rehab. As a Staff Nurse in the Intermittent Pool, you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and will be accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of the assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Other duties may include engaging other staff in active problem-solving regarding clinical issues leading to an improvement in care and serve as a resource to other staff in meeting individualized learning and discharge needs.

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.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


  • 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 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). 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.


Nurse I Level I – An Associate's 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 Diploma of Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelor's 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 bachelor's degree in a related field and 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 bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related filed with no experience

Nurse III – Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience. ACLS and BLS Healthcare Provider certification via American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) is preferred with a minimum of 2-3 years of nursing experience.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: 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.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6,

Nurse Qualification Standards:

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.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulders; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (up to 2 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing aid permitted. 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 review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklistor visit* *

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; completion of a work sample; and/or contact for a Performance Based Interview (PBI). For more information about PBI, please visit


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, thrift savings plan, 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

Other Information

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

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

Salary Range: $49,975.00 to $102,041.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This is a Standing Register. A certificate will be issued to the Nursing Service upon receipt of 50 eligible applicants

Control Number: 428136400

Job Announcement Number: ZX-16-ETDJ-1614258-BU