Registered Nurse-OCA (WPB RN VAMC Employees Only) - Med Surg
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: November 13, 2022
Registered Nurse-OCA (WPB RN VAMC Employees Only)Summary
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of WPB VA
Medical Center Registered Nurses' who are seeking a reassignment to
an alternative assignment or different location. When you apply
please select the RN assignment and location to the position you
are interested in. The cut-off date for referral of eligible
applications will be 12-31-2022 and applicants will only be
referred as vacancies arise.
Applications will not be pulled for consideration until 5 business
days after opening.
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
02/16/2022 to 12/31/2022
$53,941 - $112,585 per year
* Pay scale & grade
many vacancies in the following locations:
* Delray Beach, FL
* Port Saint Lucie, FL
* West Palm Beach, FL
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
* Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
* Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
* The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the
Clarification from the agency
This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) is only open to all current
permanent RNs of the West Palm Beach VA Health Care System who are
ACUTE CARE-MED SURG
ACUTE CARE-CASE MANAGEMENT
EXTENDED CARE-BLIND REHAB
MENTAL HEALTH-OUTPATIENT CLINIC
OPERATIONS-PATIENT FLOW COORDINATOR
OPERATIONS-SAFE PATIENT HANDLING
OPERATIONS-NURSE INFORMATICS SPECIALIST
SURGERY-GU INVASIVE PROC
SURGERY-SHORT STAY UNIT
MEDICAL CLINICS-OCC HEALTH
MEDICAL CLINICS-PAIN PROCEDURE
MEDICAL CLINICS-CARDIAC REHAB
MEDICAL CLINICS-MEDICAL CLINIC FLOATS
Office of High Reliability- QM Specialist
Office of High Reliability- Utilization Management Specialist
Social Work- HUD VASH RN Case Manager
Social Work- Caregiver Support Coordinator
Social Work- Caregiver Support Clinical Assessor
Social Work- Transitional Care (M2V) RN Case Manager
Social Work- Transfer Office Coordinator
Social Work- Community Care RN
Social Work- Community ED RN
Community Care- Clinical Coordinator Community Care
The primary responsibilities of this Registered Nurse may vary by
assignment. Those duties may include but are not limited to:
* Provide population specific and age-specific care for patients
from young adulthood to older veterans/groups in the senior years
* Manage a defined but dynamic caseload of patients in
collaboration with an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
* Initiate, plan, implement, evaluate, and appropriately document
patient care based on identified measurable outcomes in the
applicable assigned patient care environment.
* Anticipate and respond appropriately to emergencies, coordinate
interventions, and evaluate responses through critical analysis of
patient systems/operational situations.
* Initiate and lead individuals or groups through the educational
process to optimize health. Monitor and document all applicable
clinical reminders and performance measure outcomes timely and
* Use Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and Bar Code
Medication Administration (BCMA) documentation in compliance with
designated facility programs.
* Implement the National Patient Safety Goals to support positive
outcomes for the patient group.
* May provide direct supervision and be assigned as a preceptor to
new or less experienced staff or nursing students.
Work Schedule: Varies per Service Line/Department/Unit.
Compressed/Flexible: Varies per Service Line/Department/Unit
Telework: Varies per Service Line/Department/Unit
Functional Statement #: Varies per Service Line/Department/Unit
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* 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
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a
requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans
* United States Citizenship. Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
* English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C.
7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions
unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
* Education. 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.
* Licensure/Registration. 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.
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
* 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 Bachelors of Science
in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing
* 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 Bachelors 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
Masters 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 Bachelors
degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing
practice/experience; OR a Masters degree in nursing or related
field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 - Masters degree in nursing or related field with BSN
and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a
Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing
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: This position requires visual acuity, keen
hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This
position requires potentially long periods of continued walking,
standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing.
Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical
inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to
infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to
don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive
procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be
exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium,
dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature,
flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in
stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient
needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as
annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The
incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site
locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.
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: 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:
Testing Designated Position: All applicants tentatively selected
for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to
urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse
Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
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.
As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are
required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the
employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework,
remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.
If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before
your start date. The agency will provide additional information
regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how
you can request a legally required exception from this requirement
using the reasonable accommodation process.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do
not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
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comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
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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
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
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, scope, 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.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that
have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
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
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