Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Manager (Kenai CBOC) in Kenai, Alaska

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

Opened Tuesday 9/20/2016 (151 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 2/28/2017 (10 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1805790

Come to Alaska, the "Last Frontier"! Anchorage has a moderate winter, midnight sun in the summer and adventures for a lifetime.

This vacancy announcement to recruit for a Nurse Manager will be open for a period of six (6) months. The first list of eligible applicants will be referred for consideration on October 20, 2016. Additional applicants will be referred once a month until the announcement expires or the position is filled. Announcement may be extended if position is not filled by the time of the closing date.

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.

Join a professional team providing compassionate care to Veterans!

NOTE: In addition to the base salary, this position receives a 5.57% Cost of Living Allowance, which is tax-free. The COLA is subject to change.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign on bonus or recruitment incentives may be approved for a highly qualified candidate.

The Nurse Manager is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and support to staff to ensure effective nursing care in the clinic for patients ranging from adult to geriatric. The Nurse Manager is responsible for overall nursing unit operations, for establishing and maintaining quality of care provided and demonstrates competence in the area of clinical practice.

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. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

Duties

The Nurse Manager is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and support to staff to ensure effective nursing care in the clinic for patients ranging from adult to geriatric. The Nurse Manager is responsible for overall nursing unit operations, for establishing and maintaining quality of care provided and demonstrates competence in the area of clinical practice. The Nurse Manager's practice is characterized by leadership in facilitation and improvement of nursing care in the clinc and nursing service. The nurse works effectively with others, initiates, leads group of patients/personnel, and other professionals. The Nurse Manager applies current concepts in management and personnel supervision, as well as clinical practice. He/she continually evaluates nursing care delivery, resolves problems whith impede effective nursing care. The Nurse Manager demonstrates sound judgment in decision-making. Is consultant to nursing service, and peers within the medical center and in the community in areas of management and leadership. He/she makes significant and sustained contributions to the nursing profession which may include publication, membership on task forces, intramural or extramural committees, consulting, development of educational media, scientific inquiry, or use of creative approaches to enhance quality of patient care and productivity of providers. The Nurse Manger is responsible to Chief, Nursing Service for implementation and evaluation of clinic and service goals and objectives.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Site Visits May Be Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration 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.
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. 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 MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD*http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?PubID=464&FType=2*

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.

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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

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.

BENEFITS

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 http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/JobBenefits/benefits.asp .

Other Information

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

Salary Range: $92,439.00 to $122,942.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451142600

Job Announcement Number: VT-16-TYS-1805790-BU