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 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 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 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. Preferred Experience: 3-5 years experience and BSN preferred 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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. ["The incumbent practices as the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM)- off-tour supervisor/utilization management who has the responsibility for the operation of a patient care unit/area in the Nursing Section of Patient Care Service within the Detroit VAMC. The CNM provides leadership in the planning and implementing of care to patients in the medical center. Duties included but not limited to: Works effectively with nursing and staff from other departments as well as the community to support the VA mission and goals of the medical center for efficient veterans-centered care. Serves as the representative of the Associate Director Patient Care Service during non-administrative hours. Accountable for adhering to established policies, procedure; and standard operating procedures. Responsible for supervision and administration of nursing care delivery on a Medical Center-wide basis, managing nursing personnel and coordinating all related activities. Demonstrates leadership in developing, implementing and evaluating programs to improve the delivery of patient care. Assists with orientation and training of nursing staff, evaluates and documents staff performance. Assists in the coordination of patient admissions, discharges and transfers within or out of the facility. Maintain BLS and ACLS certification Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates Evaluates the performance and competencies of subordinates; makes recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates Provides mentoring, advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters Hears and resolves complaints of subordinates and refers more serious personnel on work and administrative matters; recommends and/ or takes disciplinary action where appropriate Identifies developmental and training needs of subordinates and makes provision for such development and training Responsible for staff units on a continual basis (24/7) Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 7:30 pm, weekend/holiday coverage if needed. Telework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Eve.Harper@va.gov or Brian.Huhman@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service.**The initial cut off of eligible applicants will be May 16, 2022. Subsequent cut-off dates will be the 30th of each month or as needed. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.*"]
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