Registered Nurse - Acute Care/Telemetry 4K - Recruitment incentive - Acute Care
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Registered Nurse - Acute Care/Telemetry 4K - Recruitment
Registered Nurse - Acute Care/Telemetry (4K) position are at the
Central Texas VA Health Care System in Temple, TX within Nursing
Service. The RN acts as patient advocate, providing continuity of
care designed to meet individual patient needs through
collaboration with other members of the health care team and
supporting the philosophy, objectives and goals of the
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
02/18/2022 to 02/17/2023
$69,521 - $121,750 per year
* Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
* Temple, TX
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
* The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the
Preferred Experience is updated as of 06/16/22.
This announcement is extended until February 17, 2023.
Salary listed is updated.
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT & will remain open until
May 18, 2022, or until all positions are filled. The first cut-off
date is March 04, 2022. Eligible applications received after that
date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional
vacancies occur on a as-needed basis until positions are filled.
Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial
application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must
update your application through your USAJobs account if you would
like to be made active again for possible consideration during the
open period. The Registered Nurse - Acute Care/Telemetry (4K)
provides clinical nurse expertise, care, and education to diverse
patient populations. The nurse is required to work and support
multiple inpatient areas within the medical center as staffing and
patient acuity needs acutely arise. Duties include, but not limited
to the following:
* Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic
manner, focusing on physiologic, psychologic and cognitive status,
analyzing patient care and bringing problems to resolution.
* Anticipates and implements preventive patient care measures.
* Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to adult and geriatric patients in the
* Possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's
status and interpreting the appropriate information needed to
identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific
* Performs documentation duties on the floor and in the patient
record, which is timely, accurate and concise, Works as part of a
team in delivering patient care, Establishes priorities of patient
care based on essential patient needs and available center
resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies, and functions
as a Charge Nurse and/or preceptor as required.
Work Schedule: Nights/Weekends/Holidays, 2330-0800 1930-0800
1130-2400 1530-2400 0730-2000 07:30-1600
Compressed/Flexible: May be available
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for a Highly Qualified
Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
* All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to background/security investigation.
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a
requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.
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.
* 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
* 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
* Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
* 1-2 years Cardiac Telemetry experience
* Recent experience caring for patients in hospital setting
* ANCC/AACN Specialty Certification
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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Moderate
lifting, 15-44 pounds; Pushing (1 hour); Walking and standing (4-6
hours): Repeated bending (0.5 hours); Both legs required; Ability
for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near
vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Ability to
distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors;
Mental and emotional stability required.
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
* 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
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:
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse
Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The
health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not
covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP)
are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to
such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or
pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only
infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required
to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of
proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will
provide additional information regarding what information or
documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally
required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do
not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY
NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application,
r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Candidate's education, scope, and length of nursing practice
(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards
Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant
selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range
listed for this vacancy.
Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the
experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the
following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional
Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension
of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core
competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that
have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment
at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service
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