Registered Nurse-CLC 11B-EDRP Authorized - Med Surg
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: September 20, 2023
Registered Nurse-CLC 11B-EDRP AuthorizedSummary
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.
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
06/13/2023 to 12/13/2023
$72,371 - $126,735 per year
* Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
* Waco, TX 1 vacancy
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position
occasionally within CTX catchment area.
* 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
Clarification from the agency
Open to US Citizens.
CTVHCS is in the process of making a cultural change, shifting from
a disease-focused approach to a health and wellbeing approach, in
order to implement the Whole Health System of Care. This is a
VA-wide initiative to provide a comprehensive and systematic
approach to improve healthcare delivery at all stages of Veteran
care. This entails moving from an episodic, "siloed" approach to an
interdisciplinary, holistic approach, emphasizing self-care in the
larger context of well-being. All staff in this facility will be
part of this process, shifting the focus from the question, "What's
the matter with you?" to the question, "What matters to you, and
how can we help you live your best life?" This strategy also
involves integrating a full range of conventional approaches with
Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) approaches in order to
optimize lifelong health and well-being, as defined by the Veteran,
rather than narrowly focusing on disease management.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total
You will function as a team leader in providing for the nursing
care of resident Veterans. You will use the nursing process to
assess the needs of residents and then provide direction to the
LPNs, NAs and other staff as appropriate to ensure care is
provided. Some common duties of the position include, but are not
limited to: providing clinical oversight of nursing care provided
on the unit and is knowledgeable of regulations, VHA guidelines,
unit specific policies and TJC guidelines; function as Charge
nurse, assigning staff to care for residents, ensuring adequate
staffing in terms of breaks and appointments; providing medication
administration using the Bar-code Medication Administration module
case management for resident Veterans to ensure that all care needs
are met and that the care provided is
coordinated with the multidisciplinary team; documenting care
provided in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) in a
professional manner that is consistent with policies set forth by
the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System; collaborating with
multidisciplinary team to provide interventions tailored to each
resident's needs to improve engagement, optimize function and
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for
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
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
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
Work Schedule: Full time; Tours available include 07:30-16:00,
1530-2400, 2330-0800; Rotating weekends and holidays
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator
for questions/assistance. Learn more
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Bargaining Unit: This is a bargaining unit position.
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* 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
are met. HPTs who are on track to graduate/complete the
requirements should respond as if they have met the requirements.
Provide details in the narrative sections of the assessment.
* 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
* Belt/Systems Redesign trained/experience/certification
* SNT/GNT/RNTTP completion -Professional Governance experience
* Preceptor/charge nurse experience/training
* Evidence-Based Practice experience/training
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 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
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: The position requires moderate to heavy
lifting (15-44 pounds and over), light to heavy carrying (up to 45
pounds and over), straight pulling (1-2 hours), pushing (1 hour),
reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (8-10 hours),
standing (8-10 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, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in
the other, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to
distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors,
hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability, simple
grasping (2-4 hours), sitting (8 hours), fine manipulation (4-8
hours), and twisting (2 hours).
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
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:
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:
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 an alternate method to
submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in
this Job Opportunity Announcement.
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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,
rsum, 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.
The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment
reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process
to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or
during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge
regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with
making a final selection for a position.
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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