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. 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. 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 inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Chillicothe VA Medical Center has nursing opportunities in different locations through the Medical Center. This open continuous announcement will be used to fill vacancies in all areas of the Medical Center. This announcement will also be used to fill part-time and intermittent positions as well. Please indicate the areas in which you are interested when you apply. Note: Selection location is not guaranteed but will be highly considered. The primary location for the purposes of your salary will reflect the first location, these positions require travel on a rotational basis to Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). If multiple locations are in a selection, then the selection will be determined by the service. Duties include but are not limited to: The Registered Nurse, under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, is responsible for providing competent and compassionate direct care collaborating with professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care. Care provided will take into consideration each patient's developmental stage progressing from adult to the geriatric stage. This nurse's assignment progresses from team member and/or primary nurse, to team leader, and to charge nurse. The nurse supervises the Licensed Practical Nurse and Nursing Assistant. The incumbent is expected to comply with all mandated annual review requirements, rotate to other clinical areas as assigned and take responsibility for attending in-service and continuing education activities. The incumbent is expected to comply with all mandated annual review requirements and take responsibility for attending in service and continuing education activities. Must maintain appropriate level of training certifications as mandated by position. Completes other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager. May be available locations with Vacancy Opportunities:\nAthens CBOC\nCambridge CBOC\nLancaster CBOC\nMarietta CBOC\nPortsmouth CBOC\nWilmington CBOC\nFloat 50% in Chillicothe and 50% Lancaster.\nFloat 50% in Chillicothe and 50% Athens.\nFloat 50% in Chillicothe and 50% Marietta.\nFloat 50% in Chillicothe and 50% Wilmington.\nFloat 50% in Chillicothe and 50% Portsmouth.\nFloat 50% in Chillicothe, 25% Lancaster and 25% Wilmington.\nFloat 50% in Chillicothe, 25% Lancaster and 25% Athens.\nFloat 50% in Athens, 25% Lancaster and 25% Wilmington.\nFloat 25% in Chillicothe, 25% Lancaster, 25% Portsmouth and 25% Wilmington. 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)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Specific tour will vary based on the position being filled and will discussed at time of interview.\nCompressed/Flexible: May be available.\nTelework: Not available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for external applicants only.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Eve.Harper@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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