Company Name:

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Location:

Fayetteville, AR

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Media

Posted

March 18, 2019

Registered Nurse

* DutiesHelp## Duties### SummaryThe medical/surgical/telemetry nurse provides care for a team of medical/surgical/telemetry patients of Nursing Service at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) in Fayetteville, Arkansas.**Work Schedule:** Nights with rotating weekends and holidays.**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not requiredLearn more about this agency### Responsibilities**Duties include but are not limited to:**The medical/surgical/telemetry nurse provides care for a team of medical/surgical/telemetry patients. She/he recognizes and reports physiology and/or psychological deviations such as symptoms of hemorrhage, shock, obstructed airway and/or anaphylaxis, etc. Incumbent charts pertinent data regarding the patient's condition such as procedures performed vital signs. Pre-op and Post-op assessments, consent site verification, IMed consents, and handoff reports. The night shift RN is responsible for checking charts for the next day. She/he makes sure all required labs and EKG, history and physicals are done prior to procedure. Nurse must recognize and identify rhythm disturbances; signs and symptoms of and nursing interventions. Nurse will also make sure that the correct surgical site has been marked appropriately or if site is unable to be marked, identifying armband will be placed on patient by nurse and initialed by physician. Incumbent adheres to all rules of safe environment in the pre-operative area. Nurse will assist physician as needed with bedside procedures such as paracentesis, thoracentesis, bone marrow, and lumbar puncture. Incumbent performs a wide range of nursing procedures, some of which include performing catheterizations, bladder scan, IV insertion, accu-checks, initiating and abiding by isolation protocols and performing nasal swabs for MRSA screening of all patients being admitted and discharged. In addition, the nurse provides clear and concise discharge instructions to patients and families with written and verbal communication. She/he is responsible for maintaining up to date all mandatory training and attending required in-services as well as maintaining current ACLS and BLS certification. The incumbent will possess effective communication skills and customer service practices. The hours of duty vary between day, evening, and night tours with rotating evenings and may include compressed tours.### Travel RequiredNot required##### Supervisory statusNo##### Promotion PotentialNone* #### Job family (Series)0610 Nurse* RequirementsHelp## Requirements### Conditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Designated and/or random drug testing required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process* Must pass pre-employment physical examination### QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/20/2019.**Basic Requirements**:* **United States Citizenship:** Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.* **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 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. **OR** 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) **OR** In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.* **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.**Preferred Experience:** ACLS, BSN with 2-3 years of nursing experience**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 an 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; OR an ADN 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 a 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.**Reference:** VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.**Physical Requirements:** Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform the following: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling one (1) hour; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking seven (7) hours; standing seven (7) hours; kneeling 1/2 hour; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13\" to 16\" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing without aid; mental/emotional stability; Environmental Factors required: Working outside and inside; dust; working with hands in water, working closely with others and protracted or irregular hours of work.### Education**IMPORTANT:**A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.**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. For further information, visit: Additional informationAnnual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.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.Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read more### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.** Your application, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for 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. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.Experience as an 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.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.Read more### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceNot Required##### Drug test requiredYes* Required DocumentsHelp## Required Documents**To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:****1. Responses to the Online Questionnaire2. CV or Resume:** Your resume must have the following information for each position you have held (job title, duties, dates of employment including month and year (start/end dates), and full time or part-time status with the number of hours worked each week). **(REQUIRED)****3. VA Form 10-2850a - application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists.**Available at the VA Forms website: Copy of most recent non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)** - Ensure that Occupational Title, Series, and Grade are displayed. Provide this ONLY if you are a former federal employee.**5. DD Forms 214:**Ensure that character of service is listed on the copy (preferably member 4 copy). Provide this ONLY if you are a former member of the military.**6. SF 15 - Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference:**Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an (available at selected, the following documents will be required:****1. Three signed professional letters of recommendation.2. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment** All RN applicants must address the Nursing Four Dimensions** (Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration, and Scientific Inquiry).**4. Transcripts:**Copy of college transcripts that reflect your nursing degree and/or related degrees.The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.* Cover Letter* VHA FORM 10-2850A* Resume* SF-50* Transcript#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.* BenefitsHelp## BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.* How to ApplyHelp## How to ApplyAll applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/20/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.**NOTE**: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.Read more### Agency contact information### Latoya Duncan##### Phone479############ ...@va.gov##### AddressFayetteville AR VA Medical Center1100 North College AvenueFayetteville, AR 72703USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsOnce your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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 USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.Read more* Fair & Transparent## Fair & TransparentThe Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicantsRead more### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.Read more#### Legal and regulatory guidance* Financial suitability* Social security number request* Privacy Act* Signature and false statements* Selective Service* New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526610300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.*Open & closing dates:* 03/07/2019 to 03/20/2019*Service:* Excepted*Pay scale & grade:* VN 00*Salary:* $54,756 to $113,105 per year*Appointment type:* Permanent*Work schedule:* Full-Time

Company Name:

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Location:

Fayetteville, AR

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Posted

March 18, 2019

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