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Registered Nurse rn Virtual Care and Home Telehealth Telework

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

$52,102.00 to $104,770.00

Monroe, LA

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$52,102 to $104,770 per year

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VN 00

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4 vacancies in the following locations:

Texarkana, AR

Texarkana, AR

Monroe, LA

Monroe, LA

Shreveport, LA

Shreveport, LA

Longview, TX

Longview, TX

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Federal employees - Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.

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1st Area of Consideration - Current Overton Brooks Facility Employees, 2nd Area of Consideration - Agency Employees, 3rd Area of Consideration - Other Federal Employees, 4th Area of Consideration - U.S. Citizens

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1st area of consideration: Current Overton Brooks Facility Employees

2nd area of consideration: Agency Employees

3rd area of consideration: Other Federal Employees

4th area of consideration: U.S. Citizens

The Virtual Care RNs (Community Based Outpatient Clinics) and Home Telehealth Telework RNs are integral members of the Virtual Care Program at Overton Brooks Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). He/She will place the care and welfare of the Veteran first.

Virtual Care RN (Community Based Outpatient Clinics) - 3 Total Vacancies for the following locations: (1) Longview TX, (1) Monroe, LA, (1) Texarkana, AR)

Work Schedule: Work Schedule (Virtual Care RN): 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.

Home Telehealth RN - 1 Total vacancy for the following location: (1) Shreveport, LA

Work Schedule: (Home Telehealth RN) : 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. This is a telework position. Applicants must meet certain criteria at home to participate. Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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VIRTUAL CARE RN (COMMUNITY BASED OUTPATIENT CLINICS): The RN duties of these positions include, but are not limited to:

Utilizes the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with the Facility Telehealth Coordinator, Supervisors, clinical and administrative staff, Information Technology, BioMed and other services to provide care to patients using various TeleHealth modalities. Acts as a liaison to Providers and staff across all service lines, in developing and providing patient-driven holistic care through various TeleHealth Technologies. Provides leadership, coordination, management, implementation and evaluation of Telehealth programs such as: Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), CVT to Home, Store & Forward TeleHealth and other programs to be developed that provide care to Veterans using interactive and real-time video conferencing technologies. Promotes an environment that embraces new Telehealth technology, innovations and improvements.

HOME TELEHEALTH RN (VIRTUAL CARE): The RN duties of these positions include, but are not limited to:

The RN Care Coordinator is a specialized case manager who coordinates care for a panel of patients throughout the continuum of care to assure that care is timely, appropriate, evidenced-based, and cost effective. The RN provides initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment to include a review of systems which establishes a comprehensive plan of care. Triages and assesses all data received from HT patients such as vital signs, reported symptoms and question responses. The Care Coordinator will review all patient responses each work day and contact patients with high risk responses and trends, significant changes in condition or changes in other specific data elements received as clinically appropriate. Identifies and intervenes for potential exacerbations or complications to facilitate timely care in clinic, ER/urgent care, or care in the community. Provides appropriate interventions such as medication management, case management and patient education. Triages incoming calls and concerns of patients/families, resolve those within scope of practice and route others to interdisciplinary team staff or other services as indicated.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Grade and salary for these positions will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB).

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Rarely as need warrants (CBOC to CBOC or Main Facility to CBOC).

Supervisory status


Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse



Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Last or most recent SF-50 which reflects your grade and step


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.

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.

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.

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.

Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (3 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (without aid); Near vision correctable at 13 to 16; and Working closely with others.

Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.


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 U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:

. 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:

Additional information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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.

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 members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, 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 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at:


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist

to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

Cover Letter




Other Veterans Document





Cover Letter



10-2850a (Nurse application)

Other Veterans Document





- Your Resume/CV must include information regarding LICENSURE (State of Issue/License #/Date of Exp.), EDUCATION (Type of Degree,


- Your Resume/CV must include the following information: Job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of

employment; and average hours worked per week).

- Responses to the occupational questionnaire (either by online application or fax).

- OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (Revision Oct 2011)

- Current VHA employees must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/26/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account,

, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Kendra Lane Kendra Lane





Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

510 East Stoner Avenue

Shreveport, LA


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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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