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2018-07-062018-08-09

Registered Nurse (Radiology)

Biloxi, MS
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Summary
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO CORRECT THE PAY PLAN FOR A NURSE FROM GS TO VN-

THIS IS A RECRUITMENT FOR CURRENT PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE GULF COAST VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.


THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and/or the closing date, whichever event occurs first; consequently, the position may be filled before the posted closing date. Incomplete application packages will not receive consideration. First review will take place after 15 days of this posting.

Duties

The incumbent serves as a Registered Nurse for the Imaging Service within the Gulf Coast VA Healthcare System; this system is comprised of multiple clinics across three states. The position reports directly to the Chief of Imaging or his/her designee.

Responsibilities are complex in scope, involving utilization review of all requested MRI examinations and coordination of Radiology driven practices. The MRI (Utilization Review) Nurse is customer-service oriented, meeting a variety of Radiologic Nursing needs for the Veterans served. These services contribute significantly to the level of health care provided by the Imaging Service. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Along with a customer service orientation, the MRI Nurse focuses strongly on coordinating patient care based on the nursing process and program coordinator model with the primary duty of serving as the RN for MRI and as the MRI utilization review nurse; additionally, responds to Imaging Service's Radiologic needs to maximize access to care and program efficiency.

Additional foci include quality improvement. Has broad program responsibilities, which include nursing coordination of MRI procedures (and Radiologic procedures as needed) and monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process of a program that delivers comprehensive, complex, and specialized professional services that are important program components of the Medical Center and significantly affect the health care provided to Veterans. The MRI Radiology Nurse acts with active collaboration in clinical areas within the Gulf Coast Veterans Health care System.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$48,591
$87,674
Job Details
Application Open Date
4/18/2018

Application Close Date
9/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • 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.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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

    • Preferred Experience: In addition to the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have demonstrated evidence of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities determined to be essential for satisfactory performance in the position:
      • Minimum of two (3) years of recent, full time clinical experience as a RN in Radiology is preferred.
      • A high degree of personal and professional accountability, maturity, stability and the ability to function independently and work effectively as a team with other personnel at all levels in the organization.
      • Ability to adapt to changing work assignments as needed to meet clinic needs and patient care demands.
      • Ability to oversee, direct, and teach support staff.
      • Ability to manage and coordinate patient care using the nursing process.
      • Experience in designing, implementing, and tracking the provision of healthcare with appropriate follow-up.
      • Ability to foster an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
      • Effective oral/written communications and proficiency in the use of computer applications to include Microsoft Word and Excel.
      • Exceptional internal and external customer service skills, current and unrestricted RN license, BLS certification required and current National Certification in Radiology preferred.

      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.

      Physical Standards in accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
      Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light lifting under 15lbs; Moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs; Light carrying, under 15lbs; Straight pulling; Pushing; Walking; Standing; Stooping; Sitting; Repeated bending; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable 13' to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4;Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing(aid permitted); and emotional/mental stability.
  • 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 09/28/2018 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: CAZR-10181057-18-ET

      The incumbent serves as a Registered Nurse for the Imaging Service within the Gulf Coast VA Healthcare System; this system is comprised of multiple clinics across three states. The position reports directly to the Chief of Imaging or his/her designee.

      Responsibilities are complex in scope, involving utilization review of all requested MRI examinations and coordination of Radiology driven practices. The MRI (Utilization Review) Nurse is customer-service oriented, meeting a variety of Radiologic Nursing needs for the Veterans served. These services contribute significantly to the level of health care provided by the Imaging Service. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Along with a customer service orientation, the MRI Nurse focuses strongly on coordinating patient care based on the nursing process and program coordinator model with the primary duty of serving as the RN for MRI and as the MRI utilization review nurse; additionally, responds to Imaging Service's Radiologic needs to maximize access to care and program efficiency.

      Additional foci include quality improvement. Has broad program responsibilities, which include nursing coordination of MRI procedures (and Radiologic procedures as needed) and monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process of a program that delivers comprehensive, complex, and specialized professional services that are important program components of the Medical Center and significantly affect the health care provided to Veterans. The MRI Radiology Nurse acts with active collaboration in clinical areas within the Gulf Coast Veterans Health care System.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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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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