The purpose of this Job Announcement is to provide a mechanism for current, permanent Sheridan VA employees and the Public to submit interest for Registered Nurse opportunities. Vacancies may not presently exist but may become available at any point during the opening period of this vacancy announcement. Your application materials will be reviewed, and a notice provided reflecting your eligibility. Your application will remain on file through the closing date of this announcement. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. 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: 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: This 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 patients and objects may be required. Mechanical patient lifts are provided and are to be used to preserve patient and staff safety. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards PRACTICE DIMENSION: The Staff RN Applies the nursing process to systems at the unit/team/work group level to improve care Demonstrates leadership by involving others Supports client self-determination Serves as a resources for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues Identifies resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action Fulfills full range of Charge Nurse duties for the assigned unit Identifies clinical and safety issues with require correction, conducts process improvement Serves as a preceptor for new employees to the unit Provides input to Nurse Manager regarding education/skill needs of the staff Identifies systems improvement needs and implements performance improvement processes Ensures that staff assigned to unit practice in an ethical manner Promotes patient self-determination by guiding patient/families in expressing their wishes as they relate to provision of care Effectively guides others in prioritizing patient needs as part of managing complex patient needs Leads others in managing flow of the unit such that no delay in care is incurred Leads others in emergency situation management and unit function Additional duties may be assigned as appropriate by supervisory chain PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIMENSION: Leads others in establishing a learning plan for long range professional goals, coaches others in utilizing their plan to accomplish improved clinical performance Assists others in assessing his/her own practice and performance, provides those staff feedback as well as contributes this information to the employees' evaluations with supervisor Structures learning plan for the development of others based on feedback they have received and their self-assessed areas of desired growth and overall professional goals Provides education and training to other nursing staff on evidence based clinical issues, situations and needs Provides learning opportunities for other staff as means to promote their professional growth and improve unit level patient outcomes COLLABORATION DIMENSION: Collaborates routinely with colleagues to improve clinical or safety outcomes for patients at the unit Collaborates with other professionals to create new policy and standards of practice Works with all unit staff to ensure complete and comprehensive care has been provided to all patients Leads others in identifying opportunities to improve the process for providing a clear and comprehensive information to physicians and others during report and patient hand-offs Provides comprehensive assessment of performance for other staff and engages with staff to improve their performance Leads others in immediately correcting deviations from expected practice at the unit level SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Identifies quality improvement needs and completes collection of data, review of research, reviewing practice standards Makes recommendations for changes in practice based on current evidence Leads others in applying outcomes from quality improvement projects to their practice to promote optimal patient outcomes Assists others in understanding the quality improvement processes, impacts on patient outcomes and effects on clinical practice Utilizes scientific research to recommend and implement changes to clinical practice at the unit level Contributes to a body of knowledge through participation in clinical/research trials or projects Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Varies Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Linda Orchard,email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. The VA Martinsburg Healthcare System offers a wide range of health, support, and facility services for Veterans at 8 locations serving western Maryland, south-central Pennsylvania, northwest Virginia, and West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. Primary Care services are offered at the following locations. Martinsburg WV, Hagerstown MD, Cumberland MD, Franklin WV, Harrisonburg VA, Petersburg WV and Winchester VA.
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.
Physicians interested in caring for our America's Veterans and their families, email Nicole.Carey@va.gov or call 304-620-4354.