The Registered Nurse Recruiter manages and leads the processes involved in the recruitment, onboarding and retention of all Nursing Service occupations. 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. This is a non-bargaining unit position. 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: Program administration management, leadership experience, BSN/MSN, and Healthcare Recruitment 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. 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 walking, standing, computer use and or sitting. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities with short notice based on needs. ["PAY SCHEDULE NF45 Duties include, but not limited to: Collaborate with nursing leadership and human resources to ensure staffing levels are maintained through the suggestion of retention and professional growth opportunities for nurses. Develop and implement a proactive recruitment and retention program; maintain applicant filing system, applicant log, and applicant tracking program; chair the Nurse Recruitment and Retention Committee; maintain current vacancy list through regular meetings/collaboration with Nurse Managers, Chief Nurses, and HR staff. Represent the Medical Center in Community outreach programs and activities (job fairs, schools, affiliates, etc.) Perform initial intake interview of applicants and coordinates the interview process. Develop an integrated tracking process for each applicant from intake to hire to include post-application/hiring follow-up and evaluation. Participate in Locality Pay Surveys (LPS) Function as Staffing Methodology Coordinator, and forecast needs based on trends in the VA and in the community. Act as liaison with HR, manager and applicant. Maintain statistics related to recruitment and retention such as, vacancy rates, internal and external turnover rates, retirement eligibility, etc. and provides monthly or quarterly reports to Deputy Nurse Executive and Associate Director for Patient Care Services. Develop PR materials, recruitment packets, and flyers. Assists Human Resources with announcements, advertisements, etc. Participate in VISN and National recruitment task forces/councils/committees, workshops, conference calls/meetings. Practice good customer service in all work activities, treating veterans, their families/representatives, visitors, potential candidates and other employees in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Under the supervision of a Nurse Manager or other immediate supervisor who provides the administrative supervision and general instruction, plans and assigns work, assigns time schedules, approves leave, and completes performance evaluations. Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm or 8:00am - 4:30pm (hours can be negotiated) May require occasional weekends or evenings for recruitment events. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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