Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Chief Care in the Community (Registered Nurse) in Spokane, Washington

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Spokane, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 12/1/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 12/12/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1862101

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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.


The Chief for Care in the Community Service (CITC) at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care, and responsible for outcomes. This position is located under the Associate Director/Patient Care Services. The position is a Registered Nurse who is the clinical and administrative oversight for all aspects of program management including policies and practice, budgetary and administrative oversight of compliance with VHA Directives. Provides oversight for the CITC teams Advanced Registered Nurses (ARNPs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and administrative support staff. Coordinates and collaborates with the Physicians (MDs) and the Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who are responsible for review and approval of CITC consult requests (for medical necessity, VA ability, etc.) and perform review and approval of denial of all unauthorized non-VA care claims based on eligibility criteria. Highly motivated with experience in addressing highly complex system issues, willing to engage in the Pathway to Excellence journey, as well as System Redesign efforts. Pursues a collaborative team framework in addressing issues within the organization.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, subject to change dependent on needs *Functional Statement Title/#: * Registered Nurse Chief Care in the Community

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
  • 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.

Grade Determinations:The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates:

  • Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 year's of nursing practice/experience;* OR*a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 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.

Preferred Experience:Leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care in diverse or complex programs.

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.

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.

Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient, staff and/or facility needs. The work is sedentary, but requires the lifting of light objects no greater than 15 pounds such as books, binders, and reports. The work requires access and use of a computer to manage and process documents and emails. The position may require long periods of sitting through meetings and/or at the computer.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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

Other Information

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

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

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

Salary Range: $92,114.00 to $122,507.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-04/04

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 458129400

Job Announcement Number: VF-17-CMG-1862101