This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. 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. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's 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 - Master's 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 practice/experience. In addition to the requirements above, the Nurse I demonstrates individual growth and development in clinical practice to increasing levels of self-direction; Nurse II demonstrates unit level contributions and leadership; Nurse III demonstrates sustained leadership resulting in program contributions and outcomes at the unit level and beyond. Application materials should clearly reflect contributions made at each level, if applicable. 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: All applicants must be physically able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. A pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment. ["The is an open continuous announcement (OCA) and will remain open until December 31, 2022. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred until vacancies are filled. This Registered Nurse PACT position is located in Primary Care Service at the Burlington, VT location. This is a full-time position. Duties include but are not limited to: Triage: nursing assessment & disposition of acute and chronic/exacerbated health concerns; in-clinic, over video, phone and secure email portal encounters Patient, caregiver and family education, including about medications, diagnoses/conditions, and treatment plans Population health panel management for preventative health and chronic disease management. This includes running outlier reports, contacting patients to arrange follow up, and collaboration in an interdisciplinary team to bridge any patient care gaps and arrange needed care Assistance with needed escalation of patient care, including collaboration with EMS and Emergency Departments for care coordination, as well as management of patient until EMTs arrive Wound care, including application and teaching for Unna Boot placement Medication and immunization administration and teaching Patient follow ups for assistance with medication management and titration, as well as teaching, motivation and connection to additional resources for positive lifestyle changes Outpatient nursing procedures: ear irrigations, suture/staple/tick removal, urinary catheterizations and care, bladder scans, EKGs, etc Patient-aligned Care Team RN Care Managers closely collaborate with internal and external Primary Care Providers, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Medical Support Assistants, Social Workers, Case Managers, Dieticians, Mental Health Clinicians, Specialty Service Providers, etc., to meet our Veteran Patients' care needs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm\nCompressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized\nTelework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized\nRelocation, Recruitment, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Please contact Amy Haley at email@example.com for more information. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Notifications: These are a Bargaining Unit Positions These positions are in the Excepted Service The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy Most positions is an AFGE Bargaining Unit positions. This position is covered by a special rate. SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (for Eligibility and/or Time-in-Grade):\nIf you are a current federal employee, you must attach your most recent, non-award SF-50. This SF-50 should not be more than a year old and must show your current position, grade and step. Award SF-50's typically do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted if they do not include Grade and Step. In order to clearly demonstrate you possess the time-in-grade as required by the announcement, additional SF-50s should be attached which clearly demonstrate the minimum time-in-grade requirement. Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:\nWithin grade increases at the highest grade held\nPromotions with an effective date more than one year old\nSF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Reward"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.