Registered Nurse (Clinical Transfer/Patient Flow)

Richmond, VA
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Case Management
Contract Type
Full Time

TheRN, Clinical Transfer/Patient Flow, is assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.TheRN, Clinical Transfer/Patient Flow is a licensed registered nurse with increasingly complex nursing practice, clinical competency combined with a high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative in quality and case management activity. The incumbent demonstrates knowledge of performance measures, patient safety principles, Interqual standards and VHA eligibility regulations. The RN, Clinical Transfer/Patient Flow is directly responsible to the Chief of Staff; utilizes nursing skills and knowledge in an independent manner in areas of patient assessment and planning; and, collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies/facilities, and patient/families to insure continuity of care, insuring timely placement of VA Patients into the appropriate level of care.

Work schedule:Night Tour, Monday - Friday 12:00 Midnight - 8:30 AM.

Salary:Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. Salary to be determined by a Nurse Professional Standards board based upon qualifications and experience.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

Supervisory Position: No

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Recruitment/relocation incentives: Notauthorized.

Relocation expenses: Not authorized.

Probationary Period: May be required.

Financial Disclosure: Not required.

Basic Requirements -

  • 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-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • 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. 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 approved school of professional nursing.
  • Mustbe proficient in spoken and written English.

Education/Experience Requirements -

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
    Preferred Experience - A minimum of one (1) year in an inpatient settingisstrongly preferred.
    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

BLS/ACLS Requirements -Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.

Reference -VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.


Notes Regarding Experience and Education:

National Service - Experience requirements 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; religious; 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.

Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts are required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Physical Requirements -The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.

Drug Testing -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.

English Language Proficiency -Mustbe proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

The following documents should be included in your application package -

  • CV or Resume (required)
  • VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Availableat (required).
  • Candidates should provide copies oftwo (2) most recent annual proficiency reports or performance evaluations.
  • If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (required)
  • If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). 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
  • Copies of official college transcript(s).
  • Copies of all licenses and specialty board certifications.

Notes regarding your application package -

  • Mailed/e-mailed application packages will not be accepted. Paper application packages will still be accepted in Human Resources at the McGuire VA Medical Center in room 2K-150 from current VA bargaining unit employees ONLY. Manual submissions must be received by 4:00 PM on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.
  • On your resume, failure to include "month & year" on the "from and to" for each position held may affect specialized experience determinations.
  • On your resume, failure to include grade of position held for episodes of Federal employment may affect specialized experience determinations.

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