Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse (Extended Care Float Pool) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Minneapolis, MN
Work Schedule is Part Time 56 hours - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview


Various Shifts and FTE

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1824748

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 incumbent for this position is not eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). EDRP availability may be advertised at some VA agencies. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


Extended Care Float Pool

Staff Nurse

Part-time or full-time positions D/N

A 2 week full-time (1.0 M-F) orientation is required

This position requires 1-2 years of RN experience

This position is located at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in the Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line, Community Living Center (CLC). CLC is a hospital based transitional care area serving veterans for an extended but limited time. The CLC staff includes RN's, LPN's, and Nursing Assistants. Common diagnoses treated include but not limited to: COPD, Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer, Congestive Heart Failure, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Depression, Decubitus Ulcers, Amputees, Orthropedic, and Hospice & Palliative Care. Services address the full range of functional, physical, cognitive, psychosocial and leisure needs typically exhibited by individuals requiring rehabilitation. The goal of nursing care and the interdisciplinary team is to treat residents and the prevention of complications associated with disease and disorder; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; educating resident/family to improve on self-care abilities, health maintenance, and rehabilitation.

The inpatient Staff Nurse in CLC works rotating tours of duty including weekends and holidays to meet unit and patient/resident care needs. Float nurses may be assigned to rehab units Ward 1E and Ward 1F, Hospice Ward 1D, Polytrauma Ward 4J, Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Center, and Post Rehabilitation Transitional Care Unit.

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


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Student 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). 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)
  • Have a minimum GPA (cumulative grade point average) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must pass pre-employment medical examination
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • No service obligation to any federal, state, or private institution
  • Will be able to complete a minimum of 400 hours as a nursing VALOR student Education/Experience Requirements:Students are required to have had 2 semesters of clinical training associated with their academic program.

Preferred Experience: Community service

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:In accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). Requirements include:

Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Both Hands Required; Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Both Legs Are Required; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.

Conditions of Employment: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment).

  • 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 will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one or two year probationary period.
  • 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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:

Guaranteed shifts

Free parking, free city transportation, on-site daycare.

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: $64,411.00 to $110,178.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453295100

Job Announcement Number: VU-17-PSS-1824748-BU