This position is located at the Jesse Brown VAMC, Chicago, Illinois, supporting the VISN 12 program office (Clinical Resource Hub) which provides direction and oversight to eight VHA facilities and 38 community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in the Network. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: None 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["Whole Health represents the VHA brand of care and is key to improving the health and well-being of the Veterans we serve. VHA is shifting from a system that has been primarily focused on disease-based health care delivery to a system focused on empowering and equipping Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being. The cultural shift to a Whole Health system is a strategic priority for VHA and requires widespread education of both clinical and non-clinical staff. Whole Health supports both the Veterans that we serve as well as our employees. The VISN 12 Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) is a repository of clinical and administrative staff that serve all VA facilities within the VISN and some VA sites outside our network to provide virtual and in-person care to support Veterans. The CRH encompasses services offered in primary care, mental health, various specialty areas, clinical contact center. Staff within a CRH are expected to provide services to facilities that are underserved or experiencing gaps in clinical services due to the inability to match provider supply with demand. It is recognized that a significant portion of services within CRHs will be completed virtually across different facilities. Coordinate and/or offer well-being and complementary therapies for chronic diseases, pain management, and overall well-being. Coordinate holistic clinical care for veterans using VVC and telephonic clinics to serve veterans at various CBOCs and in remote areas. Collaborate with other clinical and integrative medicine providers and well-being services to link and provide seamless whole health care for the veterans using. Participate in various Whole Health outreach and educational activities for staff and Veterans to expand the Whole Health Initiative. Work as part of the CRH Whole Health Team to promote growth and expansion of the program Per local facility policy, the RN is responsible for maintaining Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Holistic RN is currently trained and/or certified to provide CIH's including but not limited to: Integrative Functional Nutrition, THRIVE, VA Calm, Yoga, Breathwork, Healing Touch, Functional Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Emotion Freedom Technique/Tapping, and Acupressure for Pain and Stress. Holistic RN will also become certified as a Health and Wellness Coach within 6 months of hire and apply for Clinical Hypnosis training at earliest VA opportunity. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: May be available for highly qualified candidates and as determined by agency policy. Virtual: May be available for highly qualified candidates and as determined by agency policy. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - 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 whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.