The Nurse Recruiter is a Registered Nurse (RN) with broad-based clinical knowledge and patient/resident care experience. The Nurse Recruiter is responsible for the recruitment and retention programs and other aspects related to the maintenance of a highly competent workforce for Patient Care Service and staff in nursing roles. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. Education: 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Licensure: 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 Experience: MSN prepared Registered Nurse, Minimum of 5 years of Registered Nurse experience, Minimum of 1 year of experience with hiring practices, EEO processing, Staffing Methodology for healthcare personnel, Minimum of 1 year experience in health care recruiting, Minimum of 1 year experience in healthcare leadership or management. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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. Physical Requirements: Light Lifting, under 15 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Straight pulling (8 hours), Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (8-12 hours), Standing (8-12 hours), Kneeling (8-12 Hours), Repeated bending (8-12 hours), Both legs required, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Both eyes required, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of color, Hearing (aid permitted), Mental and Emotional stability required, Sitting (8 hours) Simple grasping (2-4 hours), Fine manipulation - including keyboarding (4-6 hours) Twisting (2 hours) ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) As the Registered Nurse - Nurse Recruiter, you will function as an internal consultant in evaluating programs, resources, and services. You will initiate and maintains databases, prepares, reports, and works collaboratively with others to assess variances and project needs. As a servant leader, the Nurse Recruiter enhances Nursing Excellence. Nurse Recruiter actively collaborates with the Transition to Practice, Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency, Student Nurse Technician, and Veterans Affairs Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) programs. You are responsible for the Graduate Nurse Technician program as part of leading the retention of nursing staff and leads retention activities. Duties of the position include but are limited to; Facilitates recommendations for systems and/or resource changes that will serve to improve the work force and resource utilization. Collaborates with nursing administration, Credentialing, and Human Resources Management Service to meet organizational needs. Forecasts needs based on trends in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and in the community. Searches for recruitment opportunities, develops strategies to enhance recruitment. Leads various recruitment activities such as job fairs and speaking engagements. Preferred Experience: While not a requirement for consideration or selection, applicants with the following preferred education/experience will be considered highly qualified, MSN prepared Registered Nurse Minimum of 5 years of Registered Nurse experience Minimum of 1 year of experience with hiring practices, EEO processing, Staffing Methodology for healthcare personnel Minimum of 1 year experience in health care recruiting Minimum of 1 year experience in healthcare leadership or management. Such experience must be clearly identifiable in the supporting application documents. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm with 24 responsibilities for assigned units\nWork Schedule Statement: May be required to work other shifts, be on call, work weekends and/or holidays as patient care and needs of the service require. Should operationally needs dictate, candidates must be willing to work within other units (including community-based outpatient clinics, for example) to assist and support continuation of the provision of care/services.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nBargaining Unit Status: This position is part of the bargaining unit.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.