Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse - PACT- LCHCC in Cape Coral, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Cape Coral, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (13 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number: 1823854

There are various vacancies in VA Southern Clinics: Cape Coral, Florida.

Current VA employee will be reassigned with the same grade and step on Bay Pines VA pay scale.

Please check salary for your current grade and step prior to submitting your application package for consideration.

Open to all qualified United States Citizens

Salary will be determined based on education and documented experience by Nursing Professional Standard Board

Tour of duty: Day shifts (Monday thru Friday, 0800a.m. to 0430p.m. or Monday thru Friday 0830a.m. to 0500p.m.) with Saturday rotation. Clinic has extended hours, with various staff start times.

Employee will be required to work other than normal duty hours.

Actual tour will be determined by Facility needs.

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.

Lee County Healthcare center and its associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics are seeking two Registered Nurses who are highly reliable, compassionate, empathetic, experienced, skilled and knowledgeable to serve in the role of Registered Nurse – Care Coordinator. The RN in the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families in the outpatient arena. He/she must be accountable for adhering to established policies, protocols, standards of care and standards of practice. This is a very autonomous position with an active role in providing face to face as well as telephonic, web based and virtual patient care to a provider's panel of patients.

The RN care coordinator will be a pivotal member of the direct team working very closely with the LPN clinical associate, the clerical associate and Primary Care Provider in caring for a panel of Veteran patients in addition to regular interaction with other members of the interdisciplinary care team. The RN reports directly to the Nurse Manager of the outpatient clinic and will function as team leader and charge nurse as assigned.


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. Duties and responsibilities vary according to work unit and may increase according to grade level.

Functional Statement Title/#:* Staff RN*

The RN will function as a primary nurse in support of the physician or ARNP and may float within the primary care arena. Duties will include but are not limited to oversight of nursing staff, patient intake, documentation, diabetic checks, point of care testing including, pregnancy testing, finger stick glucometer, and EKGs, vital signs, health screening including ETOH, depression and PTSD. The RN will assess, triage, take histories and document mental health conditions as well as providing overall coordination of care across the healthcare continuum.

The RN will be responsible for educating the patients on disease processes and treatment plans in both the individual and group setting. The RN activities must reflect the highest standards that are consistent with the mission, values, priorities, goals and resources of BPVAHCS. The Registered Nurse must demonstrate competency in the assessment of urgent care patients including acute coronary syndrome and stroke. The RN will perform other duties under the direction of the nurse manager or designee as assigned. This position will require standing and walking for extended periods of time as well as hearing and vision corrected to the near normal range. This position is not open to novice nurses.

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.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required

BLS Card issued by American Heart Association

  • 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:

Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry.Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice:practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development:performance, education/career development, Collaboration;collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry:quality of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:

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 Bachelors 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 bachelors 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 bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).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.

Education/Experience Requirements: all applicants must be graduates of professional nursing programs that are accredited by NLNAC or CCNE.

Preferred Experience:

Two years of Acute Care experience and Outpatient experience preferred. Bachelors/Masters Degree preferred but not mandatory for qualification. Primary Care or Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) experience preferred. American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) in Ambulatory Care Certification preferred. Documented evidence of proficient assessment, triage, documentation, and use of computerized medical record is desired. Preferred experience in charge nurse/lead role.

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:


  • Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over

  • Heavy Carrying 54 pounds and over

  • Straight pulling (2-6 hours)

  • Pushing (2-6 hours)

  • Reaching above shoulder

  • Use of fingers

  • Both hands required

  • Walking (5-9 hours)

  • Standing (4-8 hours)

  • Kneeling (1-2hours

  • Repeated bending (2-4 hours)

  • Climbing, legs only (1-2 hours)

  • Twisting (2-4 hours)


  • Excessive noise, intermittent

  • Constant noise

  • Radiant energy

  • Electrical energy

  • Slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Working around moving objects and vehicles

  • Unusual fatigue factors

  • Working with hands in water

  • Working closely with others

  • Working alone

  • Heavy patient care

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

How you will be evaluated:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed and verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to the structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific example of experience, explain exactly what you did and the outcomes.

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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 job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

Salary Range: $48,278.00 to $97,637.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453181500

Job Announcement Number: NY-17-ALG-1823854