The Nurse Recruiter collaborates with Nursing Leadership and Human Resources to create and maintain systems to support expeditious hiring and workforce development through analysis of current recruitment strategies and the development of processes and systems to continuously improve the recruitment and retention of excellent nurses.
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Duties include but are not limited to:
- Articulates comprehensive knowledge of current issues and workforce trends, as well as their impact on recruitment and retention.
- Represents VA at recruitment activities, job fairs, career days, and other venues as needed.
- Supports quality of care through selective screening and appropriate qualification of job candidates. Recommends qualified applicants to selecting official.
- Translates VA qualification standards requirements to job candidates; submits applicant packets to the Professional Standards Board in a timely manner.
- Collaborates with Associate Director for Patient Care Service Nurse Executive and Human Resources to develop and submit an annual report to Central Office.
- Analyzes and disseminates data regarding vacancy, turnover, and applicant processes.
- Supports and maintains confidentiality of all applicants and staff.
- Provides information for budget preparation, including recruitment and workforce development council activities for the fiscal year and creates comprehensive, cost-effective marketing strategies.
- Develops creative advertisements that convey the vacancy and image of VA excellence in care.
- Comprehends and demonstrates expertise in interpreting appointment regulations for all levels of nursing staff.
- Facilitates accuracy and timeliness of appointment process. Identifies opportunities for improvement to facilitate the process.
- Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends and professional issues.
- Collaborates / communicates with Nursing Education and other clinical departments regarding orientation or other concerns of newly hired nurses and staff.
- Identifies gaps in performance and outcomes; analyzes exit interview data; collaborates with others as need to address identified gaps.
- Provides education to staff and others on the qualification standards and their interpretive guidelines.
- Networks with professional recruiters within the VA and the community to learn and share best practices.
Work Schedule: 0730-4pm, Monday - Friday. Occasional off-tour as needed.
Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized
PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- 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.
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred;
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) desirable.
- Minimum of three (3) years of professional (RN) nursing experience at CAVHS is very strongly preferred.
- Organizational skills with ability to multi-task, establish priorities and meet deadlines
- Experience with Retention and Recruitment of Nurses.
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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's 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 visual acuity (including depth perception), keen hearing (aide permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity in both hands. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (2-4 hours), standing (2-6 hours), stooping, sitting, bending, pulling (1-2 hours), and pushing (1-2 hours). lifting (>50 pounds), carrying (>50 pounds). 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 wear protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Transcripts must show degree has been conferred.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/xqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.