Registered Nurse (Community Living Center)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 5, 2019
This announcement establishes a standing register of eligible
applicants to be considered for permanent full-time appointments.
The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral
the first Friday after the job announcement has been announced for
fourteen calendar days and then again at the request of the service
to fill a current need. All Applicants may receive consideration
for one year from the date of application.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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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:
The Staff Nurse delivers fundamental knowledge based care to
assigned residents at the Aleda E. Lutz, VAMC, Saginaw, MI; while
developing technical competencies to include caring for residents
who require rehabilitation, palliative, respite, wound, and
restorative care. Applies the nursing process to systems or
processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Duties
of this position include but are not limited to:
- Safeguards client privacy and confidentiality. Provides care in
a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner, respecting the values
and belief of members of all cultures.
- Participates in orientation, unit-based in-services and
continuing education activities.
- Communicates effectively with co-workers and recognizes and
utilizes the expertise of others to gain skills and knowledge.
- Communicates plan of care to clients and communicates client
progress/changes in status to other providers.
- Ability to adapt to successfully perform in high stress
environments with constant interruptions, high volume, time
sensitive work duties, and interacts with a wide variety of
professionals and personalities as a member of a multidisciplinary
- Ability to perform a variety of duties, changing one task to
another without loss of efficiency or composure, and consistently
meet department work schedule demands, including direct patient
care, documentation and participation in workgroups or
Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM and 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday
through Friday,variable days, will be required to work every other
weekend and every other holiday)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
Virtual: Not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse, CLC, VN-0610
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
- 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. [NOTE: See exception in subparagraph (b) below
for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program.]
- The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),
previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting
- The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- 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. In these programs, students are
given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX
and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment.
Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon
completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be
provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master's degree also
fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor's
Degree is not awarded.
- 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.
- Registration: A registered nurse (RN) will have a current,
full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate
professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e.,
Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The
appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to
serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration
in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a
current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue
employment with VA.
- 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).
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
- An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a
related field with no additional nursing practice/experience;
- A Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional
- Nurse I Level III
- An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of
- An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a
related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing
- A BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing
- 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
- ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related
field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing
- A Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and
approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience;
- 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;
- A Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately
2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
Preferred Experience/Qualification: At least 1 year of experience
on a medical/surgical and/or skilled
care and rehabilitation inpatient unit.
Physical Requirements: Physical demands include repetitive body
movements including the following: frequently reaching, standing,
walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide
patient care and assessment. This position requires extension of
the hands and arms in any direction including above or below
shoulder level, during the provision of care and assessment,
including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make
contact with the resident. This position requires the maintenance
of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient
care. This positions is typically non-sedentary, and frequently
involves being in the standing position. This position requires
moving about on feet to accomplish tasks. This position requires
the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position
or the movement of objects horizontally position to position.
Lifting may be done to move patients or supplies from one location
to the next. This position requires exerting up to 35 pounds of
force occasionally and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently to
move objects. This position requires writing or otherwise working
with fingers and/or hands, including one or both hands frequently
including keyboard use to enter information into the computer, etc.
This position requires substantial movements (motion) of the
wrists, hands and/or fingers, as is done when entering patient
notes into the computer.
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