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2017-12-052018-01-09

Registered Nurse (Operating Room)

Boston, MA

This position is located within the Nursing Service at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain, MA. The Registered Nurse - Operating Room will be responsible for providing comprehensive perioperative nursing care during a variety of surgical cases which include but are not limited to: ENT, General Surgery, GU, GI, Neuro vascular, Cardiac, and Orthopedic procedures. She/he may be assigned scrub or circulating duties as required. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level;
Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethical consultations;
Manages program resources (financial, human, material and informational) to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care;
Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities;
Understands all scheduling functions, limitations, special instructions, clinic requirements, and eligibility criteria prior to the generation of an appointment;
Uses and reprocessing of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME);
Implements an education plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others;
Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues; Incorporates team building and coaching behaviors with individuals and groups to improve the delivery of patient care and/or programs;
Uses group processes to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems;
Works cooperatively and effectively with patients, families, members of other disciplines, and co-workers to accomplish program goals;
Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve program or service performance; and
Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care

NOTE: This position (Registered Nurse - Operating Room) is subject to a special salary rate, ranging from $78,264 to $140,413 per annum. Selectee will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding regarding special salary rate.

Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift; Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm with rotation to 8am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

NOTE: This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
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: These positions are in the Excepted Service.
NOTE: Permanent appointment in the positions 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: May be required to attend conference at other facilities or other VA sites on occasion.
NOTE: Applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program
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.
NOTE: Position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.








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$140,413





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/5/2017



Application Close Date

12/22/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full-Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • 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. t
        • 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)
      • 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: 3 years of Operating Room experience or at least 1 year of Med-Surg experience with completion of a perioperative course

      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.
      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.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • 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 12/22/2017 to receive consideration.

      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, https://my.usajobs.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.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: CAZW-10087293-18-NT




      This position is located within the Nursing Service at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain, MA. The Registered Nurse - Operating Room will be responsible for providing comprehensive perioperative nursing care during a variety of surgical cases which include but are not limited to: ENT, General Surgery, GU, GI, Neuro vascular, Cardiac, and Orthopedic procedures. She/he may be assigned scrub or circulating duties as required. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

      Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level;
      Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethical consultations;
      Manages program resources (financial, human, material and informational) to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care;
      Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities;
      Understands all scheduling functions, limitations, special instructions, clinic requirements, and eligibility criteria prior to the generation of an appointment;
      Uses and reprocessing of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME);
      Implements an education plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others;
      Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues; Incorporates team building and coaching behaviors with individuals and groups to improve the delivery of patient care and/or programs;
      Uses group processes to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems;
      Works cooperatively and effectively with patients, families, members of other disciplines, and co-workers to accomplish program goals;
      Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve program or service performance; and
      Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care

      NOTE: This position (Registered Nurse - Operating Room) is subject to a special salary rate, ranging from $78,264 to $140,413 per annum. Selectee will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding regarding special salary rate.

      Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift; Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm with rotation to 8am-4:30pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

      NOTE: This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
      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: These positions are in the Excepted Service.
      NOTE: Permanent appointment in the positions 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: May be required to attend conference at other facilities or other VA sites on occasion.
      NOTE: Applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program
      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.
      NOTE: Position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.







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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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