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2018-07-132018-08-12
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Livermore, CA; Menlo Park, CA; Palo Alto, CA
Summary
Duties
Work Schedule: Varied depending on selected specialty area NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs.

***RELOCATION INCENTIVE /RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.***

The New Graduate program encompassing orientation in an area of specialty which includes: Extended Care, Float Pool, Medical/Surgical/Telemetry, Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU), Mental Health-Inpatient Psychiatry, Rehabilitation -Polytrauma Rehab Center and Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation-Western Blind Rehab Center and Specialty Clinic.

We expect a large number of applications, and you may or may not be called for an interview. Interviews are expected to be completed by August 3, 2018 and selections made by August 10, 2018. The expected start date of the program will be Monday, October 15, 2018. The incumbent will have an opportunity to be placed into a full-time or part-time permanent probationary or intermittent Staff Nurse position within our Health Care System upon successful completion of the New Graduate Program. However, there is no guarantee.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible to the Nurse Manager of specific assigned area.
  • Responsible for providing direct patient care in specific assigned area.
  • Works in partnership with the health care team in implementing standards of care in accordance with the purpose, philosophy and objectives of nursing, while being a positive team player.
  • Responsible of maintenance, care and use of equipment used, applying principles of asepsis, therapeutics and technical knowledge to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Provides patient and family teaching.
  • Documents nursing interventions.
  • Participates during in-services, journal club presentations, and TQI activities.
  • Manages resources to meet patient care needs and assure high quality care.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$96,689
$164,200
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/4/2018

Application Close Date
7/19/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Physical Requirements: This position requires heavy lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8 hours - intermittently; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental& muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

      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.

      All 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 the VA. In addition, any offer of employment will be rescinded with a verified positive drug test result. VA employees in drug testing designated position are also subject to post appointment random drug testing.

      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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

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

      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 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 the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) which changed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed; 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 5005/27, Appendix G6). OR 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.
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (i.e., licensure) as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or the District of Columbia. Note: Provide your RN registered license number on your application.
      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2009, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

      Program Requirement:
      • Must be awarded a verifiable RN license by July 19, 2018 through the State Board of Nursing. (Note: Provide your RN license number on your application/resume or provide a copy with your application packet.)
      • Must have graduated from a Registered Nursing Program between January 1, 2017 and July 19, 2018
      • The incumbent must not have more than six (6) months of full-time RN experience at time of application.
      • Must submit a personal statement or cover letter addressing the following questions:
      1. Why do you want to work at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System?
      2. What are your professional goals in 1 to 5 years?
      Preferred Criteria:
      • Current BLS provider card issued by American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
      • Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) provider card issued by American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
      • Graduated from a BSN or higher Registered Nursing program in January 2017 or thereafter.
  • 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 (EST) on 07/19/2018 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account, 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS 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: 16
      Job Position: CBCF-10253233-18-FO-BU

      Work Schedule: Varied depending on selected specialty area NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs.

      ***RELOCATION INCENTIVE /RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.***

      The New Graduate program encompassing orientation in an area of specialty which includes: Extended Care, Float Pool, Medical/Surgical/Telemetry, Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU), Mental Health-Inpatient Psychiatry, Rehabilitation -Polytrauma Rehab Center and Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation-Western Blind Rehab Center and Specialty Clinic.

      We expect a large number of applications, and you may or may not be called for an interview. Interviews are expected to be completed by August 3, 2018 and selections made by August 10, 2018. The expected start date of the program will be Monday, October 15, 2018. The incumbent will have an opportunity to be placed into a full-time or part-time permanent probationary or intermittent Staff Nurse position within our Health Care System upon successful completion of the New Graduate Program. However, there is no guarantee.

      The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
      • Responsible to the Nurse Manager of specific assigned area.
      • Responsible for providing direct patient care in specific assigned area.
      • Works in partnership with the health care team in implementing standards of care in accordance with the purpose, philosophy and objectives of nursing, while being a positive team player.
      • Responsible of maintenance, care and use of equipment used, applying principles of asepsis, therapeutics and technical knowledge to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff.
      • Provides patient and family teaching.
      • Documents nursing interventions.
      • Participates during in-services, journal club presentations, and TQI activities.
      • Manages resources to meet patient care needs and assure high quality care.

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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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