Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse 59B in Coatesville, Pennsylvania

  • Duties



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?

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .

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  • The grade and salary will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.**

  • Applicants will be required to complete electronic credentialing through VetPro.**

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States and must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), 7407(d).**

  • Applicant must meet the physical requirements of the position (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019).**

  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after December 31, 1959**


DUTIES:* The Community Living Center and the Long Term Care/Dementia Unit (59B) has available a 0.2 FTEE* for an experienced registered nurse. This unit provides care to veterans who require medical and psychiatric care, which may include an array of services ranging from rehabilitation to long term care interventions such as, ulcer care, respiratory care and all other aspects of individual support. The staff of the unit 59B are committed to providing nursing care to elderly residents in a home like atmosphere The registered nurse in the community living center must possess the knowledge and skills to apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative interdisciplinary practice setting. Prior Geriatric experience preferred. The incumbent's tour will be scheduled based on the patient care needs of the unit.

VHA is committed to providing integrated care throughout the continuum to improve the quality of life of our Veterans.

TOUR OF DUTY: 7:30-4pm, including weekends, with rotation

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

7:30-4pm, including weekends, with rotation

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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0610 Nurse

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Selective Service registration required for males born after 12/31/1959

*REQUIREMENTS (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after appointment): *

  • Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees may be subject to a probationary period.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.

An OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (version dated January 2001), must be submitted prior to appointment. This form is available at


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: *Citizen of the United States. 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. 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. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.



Graduate of a NLN accredited school of nursing.

Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Applicant'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. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Stand and maintain balance for the assigned work shift, Walk for long periods of time and significant distances no more than six (6) hours, Able to bend, stoop, kneel, grab, grasp, climb stairs, and squat while performing patient care activities. He/she must have full range of motion in the involved joints, Lift, move, or transfer patients without any personal limitations or physical restrictions, Lift or move objects without any personal limitations or physical restrictions, Push, pull or carry equipment, supplies, wheelchairs, Carroll chairs, treatment carts, medication carts of any size, or other devices without any personal limitations or physical restrictions, Maintain physical tolerance and endurance while providing nursing care for the assigned work shift, Perform manual psychomotor skills utilizing fine motor skills, Type/keyboard and/or write with pen or pencil, Able to hear call bells, emergency alert systems, telephones, pagers, and patient/staff verbalizations, Able to see IV drips, medical equipment calibration numbers, 6 point font print and objects of similar size, Have olfactory senses intact to identify essential smells relevant to patient care to include bodily fluids, microscopic infestations, and environmental emergencies, Have tactile abilities to accurately detect changes in body temperature, changes in skin integrity and physical changes in the patient's body such as lumps, bumps, etc.


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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Nursing degrees earned outside of the US require that a CGFNS report be presented prior to a firm offer being extended. Associate Degree or Diploma with 2-3 years experience or

BSN with 1-2 years of experience.

Additional information

The grade and salary will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.

Applicants will be required to complete electronic credentialing through Vet Pro.

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

*DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED: *In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

REMARKS: Management reserves the right to fill this position by other means such as reassignment, transfer, demotion, or hiring from outside the station at any time if it is felt that this will result in the recruitment of a better qualified candidate. Discriminatory factors such as sex, race, color, national origin, religion, lawful political or employee organization affiliation, age, marital status, or non-disqualifying handicap, are not considerations in evaluating the qualifications of an employee. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

  • Required Documents


Required Documents


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. CV or Resume.(must include hours worked per week and start/end dates of employment - month & year). If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

2.* VA Form 10-2850a - Application* for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at (required for External applicants).

3. Optional Form 306 -Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at (required for External applicants)

4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 *(required). *Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at

5.* Ifcurrently employed in the Federal Government, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).*

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.

  • Benefits



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.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

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

You must submit a complete application package. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. See REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR RESUME OR CV AND VA* FORM 10-2850a and OF 306 IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.* You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID:2018236. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 27, 2017.

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Agency contact information
Lisa M. Hines







VHA Coatesville VAMC Department of Veterans Affairs 1400 Black Horse Hill Road Coatesville, PA

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Next steps

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.

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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) office at OPM
  • Office of Equal Opportunity

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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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2017 to 10/27/2017

Salary: $67,760 to $112,654 per year

Pay scale & grade: VN 00

Work schedule: Part-Time - Part Time 16 hours

Appointment type: Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent