Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration REGISTERED NURSE - (Women's Health Clinic) in Durham, North Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Durham, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1826837

The Durham VA Medical Center is recruiting for two Registered Nurses (Women's Health Clinic)

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 nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. 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 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 Durham Women's Health Clinic maintains the health and manages the care for patients with a variety of medical problems including hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, congestive heart failure and other chronic diseases. The clinic is designed to provide comprehensive Women's Health Care services, including gender specific care to male and female veterans. Collaboration exists among providers (attending physicians, mid-level providers), registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, social workers and medical support assistants. The Registered Nurse in this position will serve as a primary care nurse in support of the physician or mid-level provider. Duties will include, but not be limited to, oversight of nursing staff, patient intake, documentation, point of care testing and health screening. In addition to assessment and triage, the RN will assist with chaperoning of exams, assisting with procedures, and telephone triage as needed. The RN is responsible for promoting an environment that supports caring and courteous service, safe patient care, and positive working relationships. The clinical nurse will coordinate care through the health continuum using health education, health coaching, and health promotion.

*Tour of Duty: *

Monday-Friday, 8 hour tours between the hours of 7 am-8:00 pm, with occasional Saturdays.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This position requires the completion of a Dependent Credentialing Process (VETPRO)

Required Qualifications: Citizen of the United States. 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. 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. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected (Please provide a copy of your transcripts with your application). Applicants are responsible for submitting up-to-date resume and other supporting documents, that will be used to determine salary prior to the closing date of this announcement. 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.

*Preferred Qualifications and Certifications: *

  • Minimum of three years of successful clinical practice.

  • Prior recent experience in ambulatory care/primary care nursing, including care of Women Veterans.

  • Previous experience in the care manager role and coordinating care/care delivery.

  • Previous experience with telephone advice nursing.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in using the nursing process in providing care for clients with complex care needs.

  • Previous knowledge/experience with the patient centered medical home practice model.

  • Demonstrated ability in the areas of interpersonal relationships, problem solving/critical thinking skills and conflict resolution.

  • Ambulatory Care RN Board Certified

  • Case Management Certified

  • Medical –Surgical Board Certified

  • Telephone RN Certified


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD*;=2*

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring Veterans and objects may be required. Staff may be required to don protective equipment in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. RN is responsible for the reprocessing of reusable medical equipment, according to the medical center policies. They are required to used available safe patient handling lifting devices in all clinical areas. They may also be exposed to Veterans who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

Other Information

Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

EEO Policy Statement

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans Information

Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service or to internal agency actions such as a reassignment or promotion. When claiming preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. If you have questions about the applicability of veterans' preference for a particular vacancy please contact the agency posting the announcement. To learn more about veterans' preference, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics, please visit

Legal and Regulatory Guidance

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

Salary Range: $54,303.00 to $108,816.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453552700

Job Announcement Number: 558-17-RWR-1826837-BU