1+ months
2018-01-162018-03-01

Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator

Asheville, NC

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):637-10116219-18-CC-BU~

The Charles George VA Medical Center has an immediate opening for One (1) Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator (VN-0610-00) in Learning Resource Services (LRS).

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

1st Consideration will be given to current, permanent Charles George VA Medical Center and Mid-Atlantic Consolidated Patient Account Center (MACPAC) employees.

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

There's something about Asheville, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina that makes its blend of remote Appalachian charm and cosmopolitan sophistication seem perfectly natural. The city abounds in cultural attractions and events, many stemming from the literary greats who have lived here. Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg and O. Henry all once called Asheville home. The area's spectacular beauty led millionaire George W. Vanderbilt to locate Biltmore, his castle-like mansion, in Asheville, and the city has historically been a resort for the wealthy. But there's also a friendly, small-town atmosphere; the city has a way of making visitors feel right at home. Located at the confluence of two rivers and nestled in the mountains, Asheville is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, who have their pick of hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning and many other activities. Architecture buffs can study the Art Deco City Hall, turn-of-the-century houses and Tudor-style homes. So breathe in the fresh mountain air, take a spin along "America's most scenic drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway, and soak up the beauty and spirit of this lovely mountain city. For more info, check out this website: http://www.ashevillenc.com/area_info/facts_and_statistics

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.




Duties

Join the Charles George VA Medical Center as the Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator in the Learning Resource Services (LRS).

The Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator functions across the Charles George VA Medical Center by providing staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent, leader and researcher. Each supports the development of the frontline nurse, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidence based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, Development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development. In addition, as a role model of professional behavior, the incumbent is instrumental in creating a professional nursing climate to meet the needs of the diverse patient populations.
The incumbent must possess excellent speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. The incumbent must also be comfortable in the role of administrator, educator, and direct services provider, as the needs of the program require. The Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator must be capable of providing strong leadership.

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator/0000
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$48,725

$103,223





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/13/2018



Application Close Date

2/2/2018




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 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.
      • English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
      • Full Unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
      • 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.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. 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. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6).
      Preferred Experience:
      • Master's Degree in Nursing Education.
      • 2 or more years of primary care nursing experience
      • Five or more years of progressive nursing leadership and experience in education.
      • Previous experience in analysis and program development
      • Excellent interpersonal skills
      • Demonstrated leadership, self-directed and rational problem solving skills
      • Documented evidence of good communication skills either written, or oral, and computer expertise
      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, 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 of experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 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 - A Master's degree in nursing or related filed with BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field. If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required, with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with approximately 2-3 years of nursing 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.




  • 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 02/02/2018 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:


      Job Position: 637-10116219-18-CC-BU




      Join the Charles George VA Medical Center as the Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator in the Learning Resource Services (LRS).

      The Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator functions across the Charles George VA Medical Center by providing staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent, leader and researcher. Each supports the development of the frontline nurse, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidence based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, Development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development. In addition, as a role model of professional behavior, the incumbent is instrumental in creating a professional nursing climate to meet the needs of the diverse patient populations.
      The incumbent must possess excellent speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. The incumbent must also be comfortable in the role of administrator, educator, and direct services provider, as the needs of the program require. The Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator must be capable of providing strong leadership.

      Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Position Description Title/PD#: Registered Nurse - Professional Development Specialist/Nurse Educator/0000
      Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
      Telework: Not Available
      Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
      Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required







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Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 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.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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