RN (Women Veterans Program Manager)

Portland, OR
Aug 12, 2017
Sep 07, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This position is in the Chief of Staff Office at VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the health care system including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with providing diagnostic and treatment services to women veterans. The role of the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) is to assess the need for services for women veterans and implement services for eligible women veterans as well as to provide oversight to ensure that identified needs are met. The WVPM executes comprehensive planning for women's health issues that improves the overall quality of care provided to women veterans and achieves program goals and outcomes. The WVPM executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care.

Work is typically performed in a clinical setting at the Women's Health Clinic, but may be performed in a setting away from the medical center where the environment cannot be controlled such as at conferences/meetings, in homes, and at other community agencies. The incumbent must be flexible since to meet program requirements it may be necessary to work irregular tours of duty and to travel, including overnight details, as needed.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse (Women Veteran Program Manager), #000000


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accredited bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 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 (CGFNS must be provided).The completion of course work 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 evidence of ability to sit for the NCLEX along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6). Proof of accreditation must be provided if nursing program accreditation does not reflect on above referenced organization's websites. Past accreditation may not be available online and may result in disqualification.
  • 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.
  • Mustspeak and write proficient in English.

NOTE:Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Grade Determinations: Experience as a 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.The criteria are as follows:

  • Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
  • Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
  • Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
  • Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.

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 work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. CV or Resume (required)

2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf) (required)

3. Responses to the questionnaire; not an uploaded document, answered either during the online process or via fax (required)

4. Your application or resume must show that you possess a current, unrestricted license in a US state, territory or commonwealth. Licenses showing as expired will not be accepted. (suggested if not listed on application/cv)

5. Transcripts that show RN degree conferred (required)

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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