• Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • $83,450.00 -117,470.00/year*
  • Albany , NY
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 62 S Manning Blvd


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Registered Nurse - Community Living Center
##### Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
##### Samuel S Stratton VA Medical Center - Albany
Overview
- ##### Open & closing dates
07/08/2019 to 07/18/2019
- ##### Service
Excepted
- ##### Pay scale & grade
VN 00
- ##### Salary
$52,650 to $106,291 per year
- ##### Appointment type
Permanent
- ##### Work schedule
Full-Time
Location
1 vacancy in the following location:
-
Albany, NY 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
No
##### Telework eligible
No
- Duties
### Summary
EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP): The applicant(s) selected
for this position will be eligible to apply for an education loan
reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt
Reduction Program subject to the availability of EDRP funding.
Learn more about this agency
### Responsibilities
The CLC (Community Living Center) staff nurse is a registered nurse
responsible for continuous delivery of patient care. This position
potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as
this is a 24/7 hospital. The successful candidate must be poised and
articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels
and varied ethnic backgrounds. Able to work cooperatively as a
member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the Veteran
his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer
service principles in all aspects of work and is self-motivated in
the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. The staff nurse
interprets the philosophy and goals of Nursing Service to others in
the work setting; functions within established guidelines and
demonstrates the ability to work effectively and develop therapeutic
relationships with patients, their families and other professional
and supportive personnel who provide patient care In collaboration
with the NM, creates a positive work environment which enhances care
delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff.
Promotes, creates, demonstrates, and ensures a culturally diverse
workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are
respected.
**Work Schedule:** Nights, Midnight to 0830am
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not required
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
00
- #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
- 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
### Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 07/18/2019.
**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:**
One Year RN Experience on a Long Term Care Unit preferred
One year acute med/surg RN experience preferred
Previous experience with MDS preferred
American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare
Provider required
**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 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. This can be found in
the local Human Resources Office.
**Physical Requirements:**
Heavy Lifting (35 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (35 lbs and over);
Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours);Reaching
above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to
4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 2
hours);Repeated bending (up to 4hours); Both legs required; Ability
for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near
vision correctable at 13\" to 16\"; Far vision correctable to 20/20 in
one eye and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic
colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid
permitted); Emotionally/mentally stable
### 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:
d.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:
d.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
### Additional information
Annual 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.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You 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.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Required
##### Drug test required
Yes
##### Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
##### Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application
Package which includes:
- Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can
be found at:
a.gov/vaforms/search\\_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
It is encouraged to submit this form with application, but it is not
required unless the applicant is actually selected for the
position.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if
applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this
position. Please use this checklist to 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
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (VA)
- VA 2850a
- Resume
#### 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.
- Benefits
A 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 benefits
Eligibility 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 Apply
All 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
07/18/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire
click sastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10546453.
1. 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, sajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.
### Agency contact information
### Glen Bona
##### Phone
518-###-####
##### Email
...@va.gov
##### Address
Samuel S Stratton VA Medical Center - Albany
113 Holland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
US
Learn more about this agency
### Next steps
Once 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.
- Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The 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
applicants
### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal 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.
#### Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538836800. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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