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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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
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
- 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
- This position is in the Excepted Service.
- The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the
- 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.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- 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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process and complete additional forms to proceed with
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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).
- BSN preferred;
- Minimum of two years med-sur, rehab or ambulatory care
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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.
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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
- 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