Registered Nurse

Boston, MA
Feb 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Summary: These positions are located at the West Roxbury Campus in Intensive Care Units (ICU). These are intermittent positions, often referred to as "per-diem."

The Registered Nurse works under the direction of the Associate Chief Nurse (ACNS) for inpatient nursing and/or their designee. He/she is accountable for the delivery of care to patients in the inpatient medical/surgical setting. The incumbent utilizes the nursing process in managing, developing, implementing and evaluating the patient's individual plan of care with the interdisciplinary care team. The Registered Nurse administers medications using BCMA and documents treatments and patient care utilizing CPRS/GUI. He/she will maintain a safe, dignified environment.

Description: Per-Diem (intermittent) Registered Nurse positions supplement the staffing of various units/floors. The term of the temporary appointment is not to exceed 364 days from the date of boarding; however, it is subject to extension. The intermittent RN will designate scheduling preference based on availability. Intermittent RN's are scheduled for at least four (4) tours per month, which includes two (2) weekend tours per month. Intermittent RN's will also work two (2) holiday's per year (one winter holiday-Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years AND one summer holiday-Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day). Additional time may be schedule on an as-needed basis. Furthermore, hours worked may not exceed 8 hours in a 24 hour period or 40 hour work week, unless approved by the ACNS.

As this is a temporary appointment, employment may be terminated at any time at the will of the organization. Attendance will be considered a part of the performance standard. Poor attendance (no shifts scheduled or worked within a month period, three (3) cancelations of scheduled work by the employee, or (3) declinations of requests to work during times designated as available) may be considered grounds for termination.

Work Schedule: Intermittent (Per-diem): days with rotations to off tours (includes weekends and holidays)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
  • Required to complete New Employee Orientation (3 full days), Clinical Nursing Orientation (3 full days), and additional clinical orientation within 45 calendar days of the start date.Failure to do so may result in termination of the temporary appointment.
  • Intermittent RN's submit monthly availability to the service by the 1st of the month prior to the month being scheduled
  • Intermittent RN's do not serve in the role of charge nurse.
  • Intermittent RN's do not accrue Annual Leave and Sick Leave.
  • Must complete background investigation.
  • Intermittent RN's are not eligible for health benefits.
  • Selectees will be required to sign RN Intermittent Float Pool Agreement.
NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
NOTE: Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
NOTE: Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
NOTE: This position is in the Excepted Service.
NOTE: Appointment in this position is subject to review by the Nurse Professional Standards Board. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
NOTE: Drug Testing Position: 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. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.
NOTE: Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
NOTE: Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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 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.
Preferred Experience:
  • At least 1 year ICU Nursing experience
  • BLS Certificate
  • ACLS Certificate
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.
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:
1. Lifting up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
2. Carrying up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
3. Repeated bending
4. Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
5. Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
6. Stooping (Intermittently)
7. Squatting (Intermittently)
8. Kneeling (Occasionally)
9. Use of both arms
10. Use of both hands
11. Use of fingers
12. Overhead work; both arms (Intermittently)
13. Prolonged walking (Up to 4 hrs. /day)
14. Prolonged standing (Up to 4 hrs. /day)
15. Sitting (Up to 2 hrs. /day)
16. Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other
17. Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13 - 16 inches
18. Ability to distinguish shades of colors
19. Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet. Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds
20. Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the documents listed below. Failure to include this information will result in an incomplete application.

1. Resume - Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, full-time or part-time, start/end dates in mm/dd/yy format, AND average number of hours worked per week.

2. Verification of Current RN License: Please include license verification from either of the two websites below (or other state licensing site):
Massachusetts License Verification:
Nursys License Verification:

3. Transcript(s): Please include a copy of your qualifying transcript(s). Transcript(s) should display the name of the educational institution, student name, degree, and date degree was conferred. NOTE: An official transcript may be requested from selectee at time of hire.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.

*Cover Letter
*Other Veterans Document
*VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at:

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