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4/18/2019
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Nursing
2019 Transition to Practice for New Graduate Nurses
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Department Of Veterans Affairs | Gainesville, FL
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Job Description

* Duties

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS THREE CUT-OFF DATES:

* SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 FOR THE FEBRUARY 19, 2019 PROGRAM
* JANUARY 28, 2019 MARCH 16, 2019 FOR THE AUGUST 05, 2019 PROGRAM (CUT-OFF EXTENDED)
* MAY 1, 2019 FOR THE NOVEMBER 12, 2019 PROGRAM

This announcement will close once all the positions have been filled or the closing date, which ever comes first.*

Work Schedule: Must be available to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The Transition to Practice Program is designed for the post graduate Registered Nurse who has completed an entry level nursing degree at the diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or Master's degree level. Classes are held at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The training program was developed to support the post graduate registered nurse during the first year of practice in an acute care, behavioral health or long-term care setting. The post graduate registered nurse will participate in an orientation program and be assigned to a qualified preceptor who will work closely with them during the unit based clinical orientation. The length of clinical orientation will vary according to the needs and progress of the nurse. Clinical experiences and didactic sessions are scheduled during the year to facilitate transition and achieve competency in key knowledge, skills and responsibilities of a registered nurse. Transition to Practice Registered Nurses are required to attend all scheduled learning experiences and complete required projects and written assignments.

The program design and content are guided by: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Entry to Practice Nurse Residency Programs (CCNE, 2015).

Transition to Practice Nurses are expected to:

Begin employment on FEBRUARY 19, 2019 OR AUGUST 05, 2019 OR NOVEMBER 12, 2019.

Have an active, non-restricted RN license.

Attend classes and activities as assigned.

Complete assignments within the required time frame.

Be available to work as scheduled on assigned units (Shifts may be 12 hours, 8 hours, or a combination of both).

Work week will vary, but includes weekdays, weekends and holidays. Shifts vary, but will include nights/days/evenings (Please note- many openings for entry level nurses will be on evening/night shift only. (Preference for scheduling is based on staff seniority).

Attend graduation recognition ceremony. Upon completion of the 12-month program, participants who successfully complete the program requirements will be honored and presented with a certificate of completion.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3


* Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse


* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

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.

English Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve indirect patient care positions unless they are proficiency in basic written and spoken English.

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.

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 (BEFORE START DATE).

Degree for initial entry to practice professional nursing conferred no earlier than November 2018.

Preferred Experience: No previous work experience as a licensed Registered Nurse.

Grade Determinations: (This position is designated for a "Nurse I" grade only)

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: Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.);Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Both legs required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16";Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other; Good distance Vision; Depth Perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

Education

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

About Department Of Veterans Affairs

Company Description

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the nation’s largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system. We are responsible for providing care to more than 7.9 million Veterans and their family members, from those who served in World War II to those currently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Meeting the needs of these individuals requires the efforts of nearly 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees working at more than 1,400 sites of care across the nation, all committed to providing our nation’s Veterans with the high-quality health care that they deserve.

Company History

For centuries, the tradition of providing care for the warrior has been a prominent feature of Native American culture. Serving those who served is also at the heart of VA’s mission, which makes Native Americans the ideal candidates for health care positions at VA. For Native American health care professionals at VA, a career caring for our nation’s Veterans is more than a job; it’s an extension of their heritage.

That’s why we are actively seeking Native American doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health practitioners to help us achieve our mission of providing high-quality care to our nation’s Veterans. By incorporating their proud heritage with medicine, Native American health care professionals can make a positive impact not only on the lives of Native American Veterans but all Veterans.

Working Here

A career at VA allows employees to have unmatched control over their lives and career paths while performing a job that’s truly worthwhile. At VA, we take care of our employees as well as we take care of our Veterans. In return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care, they receive competitive salaries, superior benefits, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation. Our Veterans deserve only the best, and we take great pride in attracting and maintaining a superior workforce capable of providing the exceptional patient care for which we are known.