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Registered Nurse - Oncology Outpatient

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Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Location: Johnson City, TN

Date Posted: July 28, 2014

Source: DiversityNursing.com

POSITION SUMMARY:
The successful applicant will serve as an RN in the Oncology Outpatient Clinic. The tour of duty will be primarily administrative (Monday
- Friday with varying times for early and late tours); however, occasional flexibility is required for evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. The selectee mustachieve OCN (National Oncology Certification) within one year of hire if not currently certified.

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

* U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
* 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases ...

POSITION SUMMARY:
The successful applicant will serve as an RN in the Oncology Outpatient Clinic. The tour of duty will be primarily administrative (Monday
- Friday with varying times for early and late tours); however, occasional flexibility is required for evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. The selectee mustachieve OCN (National Oncology Certification) within one year of hire if not currently certified.

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

* U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
* 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. 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)
* 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. EDUCATION/

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Nurse I Level I
- An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
* Nurse I Level II
- An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
* Nurse I Level III
- An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
* Nurse II
- A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
* Nurse III
- Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
Experience as a 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. The criteria are as follows:
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Practice:
practice, ethics and resource utilization;
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Professional Development:
performance, education/career development;
* Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
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Scientific Inquiry:
quality of care, research. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Reference:
VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. http://www1.va.gov... The following background or experience is preferred:
1. BSN/ OCN? preferred
2. Minimum of two years increasingly complex clinical nursing experience including at least one year of med/surg experience or one year of oncology experience.
3. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification through the National Oncology Society.
4. Knowledge of Joint Commission standards
5. Proven leadership, self-direction and a high degree of motivation.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other members of the health care team to accomplish the medical centers mission, vision, and goals.
7. Evidence of strong positive interpersonal, customer service, verbal/written communication and leadership skills.
8. Evidence of sound decision making and critical thinking skills.
9. Evidence of excellent collaborative relationships with physicians and support services.
10. Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
11. Experience in collecting and analyzing workload data.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires periods of walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. 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. Veterans'

Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov... .REQUIRED DOCUMENTS Please provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Concise Resume and/or VA Form 10-2850a
- Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov... ).
2. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required); to receive credit, DD-214 must indicate character of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov... ).
3. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which shows your current position title, grade, step, and pay, as well as your tenure and appointment type. (i.e. a within-grade increase SF-50, NOT an Award SF-50)

PLEASE NOTE:
CURRENT JAMES H. QUILLEN VA EMPLOYEES WHO WISH TO BECONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION MUST INCLUDE THEIR MOST RECENT SF-50 WITH THEIR APPLICATION PACKAGE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION AS AN INTERNAL APPLICANT.

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