This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This RN Med/Surg position is located in Nursing Service at the White River Junction, VT location. Notice: THIS OPEN & CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) ESTABLISHES A STANDING REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, which closes on 09/10/2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 30, 2021 with subsequent reviews every other week as additional vacancies occur, or on an as-needed basis, until positions are filled. Please see the "What To Expect Next" area of the announcement which provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement. *Transcripts (official / unofficial) MUST be submitted by each applicant to meet basic qualifications of this position. This position is eligible for a $15,000 recruitment incentive disbursed over three years. Preferred Experience 1-2 years professional nurse practice experience in a fast-paced clinical environment. BSN preferred. ANCC Medical/Surgical certification recognized. The White River Junction VA Medical Center's 43-bed Medical/Surgical unit offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth in an environment that utilizes the latest technology and prides itself on patient centered care to our nation's Veterans. The Registered Nurse (Med/Surg) 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, values, 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 unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Nurses working in Med/Surg have the added benefit of work-life balance related to White River Junction VA Medical Center's implementation of 72/80. Med/Surg nurses work (6) 12-hour shifts within a pay period (2 weeks). The schedule is considered full-time Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Notifications: This position is a Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by a special rate. Selectee may be required to work at any White River Junction, VT Healthcare System campus, as needed. 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. This position is in the Excepted Service. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.