Registered Nurse - Only for Current Permanent Employees of North Texas Health Care System - Med Surg
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Registered Nurse - Only for Current Permanent Employees of North
Texas Health Care SystemSummary
This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) is open only to current,
permanent employees of the North Texas VA Health Care System.
Applications will expire after 90 days. Employees using this
announcement must update their applications every 90 days
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* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
01/02/2023 to 12/29/2023
$67,605 - $156,083 per year
Salary may vary based on position and location
* Pay scale & grade
8 vacancies in the following locations:
* Bonham, TX 1 vacancy
* Dallas 1 vacancy
* Denton, TX 1 vacancy
* Fort Worth 1 vacancy
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* Garland, TX 1 vacancy
* Grand Prairie, TX 1 vacancy
* Plano, TX 1 vacancy
* Tyler, TX 1 vacancy
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Clarification from the agency
This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) is open only to current,
permanent employees of the North Texas VA Health Care System.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total
The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for all
elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising
direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care
based on age specific components. Assumes responsibility for the
coordination of care focused on patient transition through the
continuum of care, patient and family education, patient
self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact
customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the
individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race
and culture, and previous experiences. Administers medications and
procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care
outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary
team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active
participation in the unit/program level quality improvement process
and initiatives as well as customer service programs.
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual
leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
Work Schedule: Varies based on specific positions
Compressed/Flexible: May be available based on specific
Telework: May be available based on specific positions.
Virtual: May be available based on specific positions.
EDRP: May be available based on specific positions.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* 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.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to background/security investigation.
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a
requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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 Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C.
7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions
unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
* 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
Preferred Experience: Will be determined by specific Specialty.
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 years of nursing
practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related
field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a
Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing
Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge
Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN
is not required.
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.
May include any of the following; Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and
over, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light Lifting, under 15
pounds, Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over, Light carrying, under
15 pounds, Straight pulling (8-12 hours), Pulling hand over hand
(8-12 hours), Pushing (8-12 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of
fingers, Both hands required, Walking (8-12 hours), Standing (8-12
hours), Crawling (8-12 Hours), Kneeling (8-12 Hours), Repeated
bending (8-12 hours), Climbing, legs only (8-12 Hours), Climbing,
use of legs and arms, Both legs required, Ability for rapid mental
and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable
at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye
to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Specific visual requirements
(specify), Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to
distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of color,
Hearing (aid permitted), Hearing without aids, Mental and Emotional
stability required, Strong legs, no skin allergies, Sitting (8
hours) Simple grasping (2-4 hours), Fine manipulation (including
keyboarding 4-6 hours) Twisting (2 hours) Strong legs, no skin
The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated
materials and may be required to don protective clothing in
isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. 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
of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift
priorities based on patient needs. The incumbent must complete
annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or
testing, as a condition of employment.
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 appropriate State
agency and accredited by either: a) The Accreditation Commission
for Education in Nursing (ACEN); or b) The Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education (CCNE) or 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
* ACEN -
* CCNE -
* U.S. Department of Education -
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:
Note: If your school was accredited by Accreditation Commission for
Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE) at the time of graduation but is no longer listed
on the ACEN or CCNE website, you must provide documentation of
accreditation with your application packet.
Note: If your school has changed names, or is no longer in
existence, you must provide this information in your
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The
health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not
covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP)
are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to
such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or
pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only
infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required
to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of
proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will
provide additional information regarding what information or
documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally
required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do
not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
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comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY
NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application,
r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Candidate's education, scope, and length of nursing practice
(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards
Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant
selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range
listed for this vacancy.
Experience as an 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.
Experience 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; religions; 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.
The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment
reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process
to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or
during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge
regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with
making a final selection for a position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that
have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment
at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service
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