Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 781209
AANOUNCEMENT IS BEING RE-ANNOUNCED FOR A WIDER POOL OF APPLICANTS ONLY - THOSE APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED - NEED NOT REAPPLY.
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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?
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.
Special Employment Consideration:
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A,
Appointment of persons with disabilities
[i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or
Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more
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.
English Language Proficiency required.
As a Staff Nurse (Home Tele-Health) you will be responsible for determining patient eligibility and doing recruitment for Home Tele-Health program participants. Duties include planning enrollments, obtaining adequate patient information, requesting appropriate monitoring equipment and supplies through ROES upon enrollment, ensuring appropriate enrollment and care of HT patients, managing a caseload of patients as needed (100-150 patients) to ensure good program outcomes, assessing and documenting care o f HT patient utilizing the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), and completing electronic HT admission assessment and patient's adherence with medication. You must demonstrate knowledge of various chronic medical and mental health diagnoses to include DM, HTN, CHF, CAD, PTSD, Depression, Bi-polar, schizophrenia, dementia, and obesity. -build therapeutic relationships with individuals with complex medical and behavioral conditions focusing attention on acute concerns. You will collaborate with the Primary Care clinic to provide ongoing medical care for psychiatric patients. You will monitor patients remotely and convey any significant changes in medical or behavior status to primary care team. You will alert provider staff and the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for patients experience suicidal ideation. You will assess the viability and stability of medications prescribed to patients. You will complete bio-psychosocial assessments for patients including vital signs and convey information to provider staff.
The Staff Nurse (Home Tele-Health) must maintain a safe driving record and a valid driver's license.
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.
WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY- FRIDAY, 7:30 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE/PD#: STAFF NURSE, FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT
BACKGROUND FOR THIS POSITION: NACI
RELOCATION EXPENSES: RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION
BARGAINING UNIT: 1276
SUPERVISORY POSITION: NO
2 years of mental health nursing experience is preferred.
The Staff Nurse (Home Tele-Health) must maintain a safe driving record and a valid driver's license.
Citizen of the United States.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency
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
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, ethics and resource utilization,
performance, education/career development,
quality of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD
See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
APPLICANTS 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.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
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
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.
Status Eligible Candidates
: Current Federal employees serving under a Career or Career-Conditional appointment, or former Federal employees with Reinstatement Eligibility.
Special Authority Candidates
: (a) Schedule A (handicapped), (b) preference eligible or veterans who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
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This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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