Registered Nurse (Community Living Center)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: April 17, 2019
As a Registered Nurse, you are responsible for the following duties
to include, but not limited to:
- The Community Living Center (CLC) registered nurse is an expert
in providing, directing or influencing the care of adult and
geriatric Veterans, their families and significant others in a
variety of settings.
- Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of dynamics of aging as
well as the interventions necessary for health promotion,
palliative care, and for management of health status
- Provides comprehensive nursing services independently or
collaboratively with clinical and administrative staff and
- Through administration, education, research and theory-based
clinical practice, the CLC registered nurse advances the health
care of adult and geriatric Veterans.
- The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and
skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric
Veterans in the CLC environment.
- Assesses data reflective of the Veteran's status, and interpret
the appropriate information needed to identify each Veteran's
requirements relative to their age-specific needs, providing care
as needed as described in policies and procedures.
NOTE: Assignment to other areas of the service line, medical
center, or other CBOC's may be required. The Registered Nurse
reports to the Nurse Manager and works in collaboration with
his/her assigned CORE team, however, assignments may be made to
other areas for purposes of cross coverage.
Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically
NIGHTS, with rotating holidays and weekends. Flexibility in tours
is required. Additional information regarding the work schedule of
this position will be discussed during the interview process.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The procedures outlined in AFGE Master Agreement, Article 23,
Section 8 will be followed. First consideration will be given to
current Sioux Falls VAHCS employees.
Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications
that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a
- 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. 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
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 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
- 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: The work requires some standing, walking,
bending, lifting, and carrying of light items. The work requires
agility and dexterity and may require heavy lifting of equipment or
patients. In many situations, the duration of the activity (such as
most of a workday) contributes to the arduous nature of the job.
Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working
with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting,
stooping, stretching, and similar activities.
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:
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