Carl Vinson VAMC is seeking a Registered Nurse to serve as Nurse Recruiter (NR) for the Nursing Service Line. The NR provides leadership in delivering and improving the processes of recruitment, onboarding, and retention of the nursing workforce. The NR uses their leadership and expertise of nursing practice, clinical knowledge, and data to assess, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate recruitment and retention efforts of nursing staff. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives; Open Continuous 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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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: HealthCare Recruiter experience or Nursing Education experience 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards This position is open continuous until an applicant is selected. The Nurse Recruiter provides advance understanding in the effort to identify highly qualified talent for the facilities. Ensures candidates align with the mission of caring for Veterans. Consultant: Nurse Recruiter participates in the recruitment and retention programs and other aspects related to the maintenance of a highly competent workforce for Nursing Service. Functions as an internal consultant in assisting the improvement processes, programs, resources, and services related to recruitment and retention for assigned units, teams, and workgroups. Listed below are some duties but not all. Duties will include but not limited to the following: The Nurse Recruiter successfully transition nursing students into the workforce from clinical rotations, student programs, VA Learning Opportunity Residencies, Post Baccalaureate Residency Programs, and others. The Nurse Recruiter develops strategic partnerships with internal (facility leadership, current nursing staff, Human Resources) and external (colleges, universities, associations) stakeholders to garner an applicable pipeline of candidates. Conducts initial telephone interviews with potential candidates, reviews resume, responds to letters, emails and telephone calls of employment inquiries and prepares and disseminates employment and community information to candidates for recruitment purposes. The Nurse Recruiter will analyze recruitment and retention data to lead the facility in the development of nursing workforce recruitment and retention strategies and initiatives. The Nurse Recruiter serves as a clinical advisor to Senior Leadership as it pertains to the nursing workforce planning. Collaborating with Human Resources (HR) and other nursing professionals on identifying and overcoming barriers to recruitment and retention. Collaborating with the program analysts, executive health system specialists, nursing leaders and administrative officers on developing plans to address turnover of nursing personnel, maintaining data and creating reports regarding turnover. Providing oversight, guidance and directions for staff nurses and applicants regarding the onboarding process, promotions, and awards. Serving in key roles on committees, councils, teams, and workgroups with focus on nurse staffing, recruitment, and retention. Executing responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of personnel resources. Works collaboratively and provides expert clinical knowledge to nursing administration, senior facility leadership, and Human Resources Management Service to meet recruitment and retention needs. 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 Work Schedule: M - F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: NA Telework: This position is eligible to telework on an as needed basis, determined by the needs of the service. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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