Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse- Community Living Center in Bath, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
4 vacancies in the following location:
  • Bath, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 9/22/2016 (31 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 12/21/2016 (59 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1805139 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?

"As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. 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"

*Looking for a rewarding career opportunity? *

*The Bath VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been recognized as a top facility in the Nation for quality care, patient and employee satisfaction. Bath VAMC is ranked 3rd in the country (out of 141 facilities) in employee satisfaction, with employees ranking it #1 in the category of overall satisfaction. The Bath area has many cultural and natural attractions such as the Finger Lakes, Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen International Raceway and local wineries. Some of the top State Parks in the United States are located here, including Letchworth State Park (voted #1 State Park in the Nation); Watkins Glen and Stoney Brook. Additionally, Bath is within a short driving distance of destinations like Niagara Falls, Toronto, Rochester and New York City. The local education system earned a Bronze ranking for academic indicators. *

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.


The incumbents of these positions work in the Community Living Center (CLC) under the Geriatrics & Extended Care Line at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. As a Staff Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured Veterans. Registered Nurses in the CLCs are assigned to the Charge Nurse role assigning and overseeing the nursing care of residents, verifying provider orders, and as well as other clinically relevant duties within the scope of the RN license.

  • Duties include:

  • documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition

  • collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes
  • providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems
  • accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade
  • demonstrates integration of biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent to practice in providing care to patients with simple or complex needs
  • demonstrates competency using the nursing process in providing care for patients
  • plans, implements and evaluates care based on age specific requirements of the patient
  • directs others who provide care
  • uses quality improvement findings to guide and direct own practice
  • incorporates feedback regarding performance and interpersonal skills to enhance professional development
  • participates in the performance evaluation process
  • seeks knowledge and skills appropriate to the practice setting to improve performance
  • shares knowledge and skills with colleagues/others
  • assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions
  • acts as clinical advocate
  • participates effectively on teams to plan and manage care for patients
  • demonstrates awareness of research application to practice
  • plans and organizes care based on patient needs and provider competencies to assure safe, efficient, and cost-effective care

Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good clinical and organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Work Schedule: Full-time- rotating holidays & weekends, available shifts to be discussed at interview.All direct-care staff, including RNs can expect to float to other CLC units or change shifts as staffing needs require.

Salary: Salary will be determined by a Nursing Professionals Standard Board (peer-to-peer review), based on education and qualifications.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.


  • U.S. 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 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. (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. *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; ORa 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; ORa 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.

Preferred Experience: At least one-year post graduate experience, in addition to clinical rounds.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
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:

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

Other Information

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.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $48,796.00 to $84,863.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451057800

Job Announcement Number: 528N-16-LAB-1805139-BU