REGISTERED NURSE (multiple shifts, part and full time)
A Registered Nurse (RN) is a graduate of a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited school of nursing and meets Veterans Affairs (VA) professional and physical requirements as set forth in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook 5005, and VA Directive 5102.1 dated March 27, 2009.
The RN for Ambulatory Care/Out Patient Department (OPD) provides care to Veterans seeking primary, specialty or episodic care. Provides chronic disease management, patient education and continuity of care between acute care and primary care visits.
The Community Living Center (CLC) provides care to Veterans who require skilled, rehab, hospice or long term care.
The Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) actively providing health care to veterans closer to where veterans reside. The Boise VA Medical Center operates 5 outlying Outpatient Clinics in Twin Falls Idaho, Caldwell Idaho, Salmon Idaho, Mountain Home Idaho and Burns Oregon.
The Critical Care Unit provides care to critically ill, unstable patients in need of intensive treatment. Critically ill, unstable patients whose previous state of health, underlying disease, or acute illness, either alone or in combination, severely reduces the likelihood of recovery and benefit from CCU treatment may be admitted to CCU to receive intensive therapies to relieve acute complications, or palliate symptoms.
The Emergency Department (ED) provides care to Veterans who require emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Medical/Surgical Unit provides care to Veterans admitted with medical and/or surgical diagnosis who require an acute level of care and observation.
The Step Down Unit provides care to Veterans admitted with medical and/or surgical diagnosis who require an acute level of care, observation, and telemetry monitoring. The Step Down Unit or ICU, must have completed ACLS or will complete ACLS within 3 months of hire. ACLS must be maintained throughout employment.
The Ward 2P provides a specialized locked psychiatric unit for Veterans whose assessed risk of harm to self or others is deemed moderate or Low and is seeking a voluntary recovery environment in which to receive care.
The Operating Room (OR) provides surgical care to Veterans needing elective and/or emergent general, urologic, orthopedic, gynecologic, vascular, or ortho/spine surgical care. Circulating nurse experience needed, scrub experience desirable but not required. Call is required.
WORK SCHEDULE: Varying shifts in assorted areas of the hospital. Please include a cover letter with your resume stating (1) what areas you would prefer to work in and (2) what duty schedule, full-time or part-time or intermittent and (3) what shifts, days, nights, weekends. The work schedule for the CaldwellCommunity-Based Outpatient Clinic is 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
The following requirements are preferred for this position:
At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment - Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Demands depend on unit working in and patient needs. Physical demands may include considerable walking, bending, reaching, stooping and lifting patients in and out of bed and examination tables, agility, manual dexterity, and physically restraining patients.
1. RÃ?SUMÃ? - Please include information such as: the vacancy announcement number, position title and grade; how to contact you; descriptions of jobs held, including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; and other information, such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of the experience. Although not mandatory, if the position is (was) with the Federal government, either military or civilian, you should state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion. Also include your preference for what area and shifts you would like to be considered for. (Required).
2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Required). Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf
3. Copy of your transcript. Unofficial are acceptable (Required).
4. CURRENT VA and/or FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - You must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" (Required for Federal employees). The SF-50 must indicate proof of status (for example, you were a career or a career-conditional employee) and should identify your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).
5. VETERANS - If you have prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required for Veterans). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and VA disability letter.
6. SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-Competitive (NC) Appointment Eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit Military Spouse NC Appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC Appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
7. DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.