This position is 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 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: Previous experience with staffing recruitment; minimum 5 years RN experience. MSN Preferred Healthcare Recruiter and/or specialty nursing certification (e.g. CCRN, MEDSURG-BC, RN-BC, CNL, etc.) from a nationally accrediting body At least 2 years of experience in a leadership role Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe PRO 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. 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: This position requires potentially long periods of continued 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Responsible for recruitment and retention programs and other aspects related to the maintenance of a highly competent workforce for Patient Care Service. Functions as an internal consultant in evaluating programs, resources, and services. Initiates and maintains databases, prepares, reports, and works collaboratively with others to assess variances and project needs. Facilitates recommendations for systems and/or resource changes that will serve to improve the work force/resource utilization. The Nurse Recruiter demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving the processes involved in the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of registered nurses. The incumbent uses nursing practice and clinical knowledge to assess, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate recruitment and retention efforts of nurse recruitment and retention programs and functions within the facility. The incumbent collaborates with Nurse Leaders throughout the organization and human resources to ensure staffing levels are maintained through the retention and professional growth opportunities for nurses. Nurse Recruiter responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Functions as an internal consultant in assisting the improvement processes, programs, resources, and services related to recruitment and retention. Works collaboratively with administration, leadership, and Human Resources Management Service to meet resource needs. Evaluates, organizes, and maintains databases, prepares, reports, and works collaboratively with others to assess variances and project needs. Provides information for budget preparation and works collaboratively with administration, credentialing, and Human Resources Management Service to meet organizational needs. Facilitates recommendations for systems and/or resource changes that will serve to improve the work force and resource utilization. Uses evidence-based practices for recruitment opportunities, develops strategies to enhance recruitment, and leads various recruitment activities such as job fairs and speaking engagements. Develops and implements instructional materials on all areas of responsibility for applicants, nursing staff, leadership, other services, and outside parties to continuously enhance recruitment and retention. Collaborates with the Transition to Practice Program Nurse Residency, SNT, and VALOR programs. Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with affiliated schools, professional organizations, national recruiters, certifying bodies and directors of nursing programs throughout the Central Texas region. Will recruit for nurses, nursing support staff, administrative staff, and other health-related occupations as needed/requested. Is responsible for the recruitment and retention programs and other aspects related to the maintenance of a highly competent workforce for PCS. Functions as an internal consultant in evaluating programs, resources, and services. Initiates and maintains databases, prepares, reports, and works collaboratively with others to assess variances and projected needs. Conducts interviews and reference checks; manages screening, selection, and intake of nursing positions Assists selected candidates with the hiring process Collaborates with the NPSB, including obtaining new applicants board input, managing proficiency log/actions, and monitoring status of board actions in PCS Assists with all nursing awards, such as the DAISY awards Participates in developing and evaluating strategies for recruitment and retention for Nursing Service Recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of applicants. Recommends unit assignments to utilize skills, stimulate interest and enhance growth and development within the scope of the employees' anticipated criteria-based standards of performance or functional statements Researches new or unfamiliar Recruitment and Retention techniques and strategies, seeks the expertise of other health professionals and effectively applies this information Acts as a resource person to applicants and/or staff in setting and achieving professional goals Identifies outcome measures and implements programmatic processes for recruitment program Facilitates recommendations for systems and/or resource changes that will serve to improve the work force and resource utilization. Attends job fairs Additional duties as assigned Pay Scale: NF23 Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday. May be required to work additional hours outside normal tour of duty. Typically DTOD but may required to work additional hours to include evenings, nights and weekend.\nTelework: Available, ADHOC\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required for this position"]
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