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Registered Nurse-Blind Rehabilitation Center (Nights)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: West Haven
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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Summary

This Registered Nurse position is located in Nursing Service-Blind Center at the West Haven location. This position is a full time at 40 per week.

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Responsibilities

Nursing service is recruiting for one full time Registered Nursing positions in the Blind Rehabilitation Center. This unique unit cares for veterans with visual impairment problems. The veterans on this unit may require care, monitoring and assistance due to other medical problems as well. The focus on this unit is on education in a interdisciplinary environment.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Patient assessment;
  • Health maintenance education;
  • Medication administration and supervision of self-medication by the clients.

Work Schedule: 11:30 pm-8:00 am but requires rotation to off tours of 3:30 pm- mid and 7:30 am- 4:00 pm.

Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized

Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized

Relocation or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized

Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Notifications:

  • This position is a Bargaining Unit position.
  • Selectee may be required to work at any VA Connecticut Healthcare System campus, as needed.
  • Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service.
  • The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
  • The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Subject to a background/security investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Drug Testing Position: Subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • May be subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process and complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.

Qualifications

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.
  • 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.
  • English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Preferred Experience:

  • BSN preferred;
  • Minimum of two years med-sur, rehab or ambulatory care experience preferred;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to set priorities;
  • Enjoys caring for this segment of the veteran population and working with interdisciplinary team.

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 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.

Physical Requirements: Registered Nurses should be physically and mentally capable to perform duties of the position. Position requires standing, walking and sitting for periods up to 8 hours per day.

Rsum Reminder: Your rsum must include the following information each job listed:

  • Job title
  • Duties (be as detailed as possible)
  • Month & year/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time (include hours worked per week)

Please be aware that your answers well be verified against information provided on your rsum. Be sure that your rsum clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), or Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) must be fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Verification of accreditation may be obtained from http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm or https://directory.ccnecommunity.org/reports/accprog.asp.

  • If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.
  • If your school was accredited by ACEN or CCNE at the time of graduation, but is no longer listed on the websites, you must provide documentation of accreditation with your application packet.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, West Haven , Registered Nurse-Blind Rehabilitation Center (Nights), Other , West Haven, Connecticut

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