Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration REGISTERED NURSE (HBPC) Georgetown CBOC in Georgetown, Ohio

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Georgetown, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Time-Limited

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number: 1824583

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.

At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing primary health care, specialized care, and mental health service to Veterans whom reside within a 50 mile radius of the Medical Center serving veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. For more information, please visit our web site. Cincinnati is ranked 73rd out of the 100 Best Cities in the nation, according to The ranking was created based on economic, health care, housing, civic capital, education, amenities, demographic and infrastructure scores. In the health care category alone, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation! For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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.

This position is time limited to not exceed 3 years. At that time the position may or may not have continued funding. Employment is not guaranteed after the 3 years.

The Cincinnati VAMC is currently seeking two (2) RN's for the Home Based Primary Care position in Georgetown, OH. This position is under Primary Care and will report to the Nurse Manager of HBPC.

This vacancy is for external candidates if you are a current Cincinnati VAMC employee you should apply under vacancy NV-17-LAD-1824419BU open 10/13/16 and closes 10/24/16.

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


Position Summary:

The Staff Nurse in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) provides out-patient clinic services for patients. They assume accountability and responsibility for his/her nursing practice and decisions affecting patient care.

Some of the duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care.
  • Administers medications including IVP and IVPB and procedures per established policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing patient care in the home.
  • Responsibilities include providing clinical oversight for License Practical Nurses on the team, in home physical assessments,
  • Point of Care testing and phlebotomy in the home, providing wound care and catheter care. Will assess the status of Home Care patients which will include planning, making appropriate interventions and ongoing evaluation of the patient.
  • Functions as a Case Manager and coordinates the patient care with interdisciplinary team members and Nursing staff of outside agencies who may be providing additional nursing, hospice and IV therapy services to the patient.
  • Considers all characteristics of the individual, including sex and sex role identification, age and life stage, state of health, race and culture, socio-economic status, values and previous experience with similar events, in order to assist each patient to identity and meet basic health needs and improve his/her health status to the individual's maximum potential.
  • Functioning as a preceptor assumes accountability and responsibility for the clinical development of assigned orientees.

Tour of duty: Primarily M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Functional Statement: STAFF NURSE HBPC

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
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 Year of Medical/Surgical nursing experience is strongly preferred
  • Previous home or community based care experience.
  • Active unrestricted drivers license is required.

*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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

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.

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: This position regularly interacts with patients and therefore requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. The position requires walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations. This position requires a valid driver's license as the incumbent will drive a government vehicle to Veteran's homes.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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: $50,596.00 to $97,223.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Promotion Potential: 03

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This position is limited to 3 years.

Control Number: 453285000

Job Announcement Number: NV-17-LAD-1824583BU