Registered Nurse (Nurse Recruiter)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: October 5, 2018
Duties include but are not limited to: Timely processing of new nursing employees including coordinating and arranging pre-employment physicals, credentialing and privileging and preparing applicant packets for professional standards boards. Preparing and maintain statistical reports for Nursing Service including FTEE, vacancy reports, turnover rates, exit interview results and strength reports. Maintaining a database of future applicants as well as update and maintain Master Staffing lists with progress on hiring of new employees. Performing exit interviews and must be familiar with the Title 38, Title 38 Hybrid and Title 5 regulations and standards. Collaborating with others in the development and implementation of Functional Statements for nursing service. Preparing new employee competency folders, discussing and coordinating NEO and NSO attendance for new employees and initiating EPAS and PIV paperwork for new employees. Collaborating with HR personnel to complete the Annual Locality Pay survey and present this data to the ADPCS. Participating in workshop / continuing education programs designed for career enhancement. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM, (May be required to work evenings, nights, and/or weekends on occasion)Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: 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 professional nursing. Licensure: 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. Physical Standards: Registered Nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must undergo a pre-employment physical as required by VA policies and procedures. English Language Proficiency: Registered Nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: In addition to the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have demonstrated evidence of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities determined to be essential for satisfactory performance in the position.Minimum of 3 years nursing experience preferred Strong organization skills, Able to manage multiple tasks and coordinate with many services to complete recruitment activities. Leadership ability; demonstrated by nursing management with budget management, staffing responsibilities, unit based or any other type of leadership role that may have exposed to those responsibilities. Strong communication skills, both verbally and written. Proven excellent interpersonal relationship skills: able to articulate concepts and goals. Effectively communicate with all levels of staff .Demonstrate collaborative approaches to patient care or job performance with the interdisciplinary team Strong working knowledge of Nursing Professional standards Boards within the VA, Pay Scales and pay setting and basic principles of Recruitment and retention of nursing staff (either NPSB membership or Nursing Management within VA) . Must be willing to travel on occasion for recruitment activities and training needs. Knowledgeable and skilled in use of data and data analysis of performance measures to improve organizational effectiveness. (including VSSC, Staffing Methodology Tracking etc.) Experience with development of Functional Statements Strong computer skills including but not limited to building and maintaining spreadsheets for data management and analysis, excellence with word processing, email, live meeting etc. BLS Requirement: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required for all staff providing direct patient care. Certification is required from an American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) approved course. This certification is a condition of employment. Certification should be considered in a similar manner as licensure is considered for a clinical professional. Staff should not let certification expire.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 5005/26, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard dated March 17, 2009. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing stooping, sitting, bending pulling and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in insolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable to working effectively in effectively situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:copy of license/registration AND VA Form 10-2850A, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists is REQUIREDResumeTranscriptVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch. THIS FORM IS REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION SUBMISSIONThe 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), SF-50's, etc.Cover LetterDD-214copy of license/registration AND VA Form 10-2850A, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists is REQUIREDOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript
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