Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse - Interventional Radiology - Head Nurse (Nurse Manager) in Boston, Massachusetts
Service: Nursing Vacancy Identification Number: 1972520
POSITION LOCATED AT THE WEST ROXBURY AND JAMAICA PLAIN, MA CAMPUS
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:*Resume and Copy of Current RN License,
NOTE:Resume - for each position MUST indicate FT or PT, number of hours worked, end and start date
Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
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.
*WHO MAY APPLY: *Open to all U.S. Citizens
The individual selected is accountable for adhering to established standards of care, practice, policies, and procedures, and for demonstrating leadership to improve patient care at the unit level. He/She is responsible for the administration, management, supervision and evaluation of patient care personnel. The individual selected will be active in orienting, educating, coaching and mentoring staff, will possess strong clinical skills and will motivate staff utilizing staff input to develop a strong team atmosphere on the unit. He/She will effectively deal with staff conflict, effectively communicate with all levels of staff, and maintain excellent relationships with support staff.
WORK SCHEDULE:Monday- Friday 7:30AM-4PM
FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT#: 902640, 902650, 902590, 903120
NOTE: This is a Head Nurse position. Selectee is subject to Head Nurse Pay while occupying this position. Head Nurse Pay Schedule Range: $79,746 - $142-569. Selectee will sign Memo of Understanding during on-boarding. NOTE: In the event the Head Nurse moves to a Staff Nurse position, Head Nurse Pay is no longer applicable, and he/she is placed on the Staff Nurse Pay Schedule at the current grade and step.
NOTE: This position is covered by a special rate.
NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
NOTE: Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
NOTE: Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
NOTE: This position is in the Excepted Service.
NOTE: Permanent appointment in this position is subject to review by the Nurse Professional Standards Board. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
NOTE: Drug Testing Position: 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. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.
NOTE: Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
NOTE: Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
- Occasional Travel
- Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
- Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.
- Drug Testing is required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS T38 & HT38 (From the VA Handbook 5005)
*BASIC REQUIREMENTS: *
- Citizenship: U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Graduate from School of Nursing: 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. 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)
- Registration/License: 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.
- 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. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.
- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years' experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years' experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
Education must be as follows:
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State 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), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm ; or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and master's degree programs. Additional information may be obtained from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation/accredited-programs ; or In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted registration and the possession of a Certificate from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)] will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Additional information may be obtained from http://www.cgfns.org/
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Lifting up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently) 2. Carrying up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently) 3. Repeated bending 4. Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently) 5. Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently) 6. Stooping (Intermittently) 7. Squatting (Intermittently) 8. Kneeling (Occasionally) 9. Use of both arms 10. Use of both hands 11. Use of fingers 12. Overhead work; both arms (Intermittently) 13. Prolonged walking (Up to 4 hrs. /day) 14. Prolonged standing (Up to 4 hrs. /day) 15. Sitting (Up to 2 hrs. /day) 16. Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other 17. Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13 - 16 inches 18. Ability to distinguish shades of colors 19. Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet. Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds 20. Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
What To Expect Next
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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate (s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471884300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Salary Range: $65,448.00 to $138,103.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: All U.S Citizens
Control Number: 471884300
Job Announcement Number: RS-17-JS-1972520- AMEND