This position may be 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 The is an open continuous announcement (OCA) and will remain open until December 31, 2022. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. This OCA may be used to fill a Registered Nurse (RN) position that is located in the one of following services and specialties: Medical/Surgical Community Living Center Mental Health-Inpatient Float Pool- Inpatient Duties include, but are not limited to: 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. This position is 100% direct patient care. Work Schedule: Multiple shifts available to include nights and weekends. Compressed/Flexible: May be authorized per Supervisors agreement. Telework: Not authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized. EDRP: May be authorized based on specialty and location. Contact Sean.Moser@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Notifications: Most positions are AFGE Bargaining Unit positions. This position is covered by a special rate. 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 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. Selectee may be required to work at any VA Connecticut Healthcare System campus, as needed.
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