Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse - Operating Room (Part-Time) in East Orange, New Jersey

Job Overview

Job Overview

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 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.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1995233


ALL APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENT, PERMANENT VA EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENT TYPES: * Resume * Form 10-2850a - application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. Available at the VA Forms website:;=&Action;=Search


VA New Jersey Health Care System has an opening for a Part-Time Registered Nurse in the Operating Room at the East Orange Campus. The OR Nurse is accountable as primary nurse throughout the surgical experience in accordance with standards of nursing practice and procedures. He/She supervises the care delivered by ancillary personnel and coordinates nursing care with physicians and other members of the healthcare team. The OR nurse must be able to scrub and circulate for all surgical procedures and specialties and demonstrate effective verbal and written communication. Computer competency is required to support the Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR). The applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership and critical thinking skills. The Registered Nurse must demonstrate proficiency in occupational safety as they are frequently required to perform repetitive motions and are exposed to bloodborne pathogens and radiation.

WORK SCHEDULE: Part-Time (32 hours per pay period), Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm with rotation to off-tours. On-call during the work week and weekends.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT TITLE/#: Registered Nurse/000000

Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required.
  • Background and/or security investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. • 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). 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. oThe 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). • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (e.g., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

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 in nursing or related field 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.


• CNOR certification • BSN • 3 to 5 years of Operating Room experience as a Registered Nurse to include the ability to scrub and circulate independently for the following: Vascular (AV Fistula/Graft), Fem Pop, AAA Open and Endovascular, Angiogram); Thoracic (VATS, lung resection); General (Lap vs. Open Chole, colon resection, esophagectomy); Orthopedic (TKR, THR, arthroscopic knee and shoulder); Urology (Prostatectomy, nephrectomy, cystectomy, cystoscopy flex vs. rigid); GYN (hysterectomy, hysteroscopy); Plastic (hand procedure, flap reconstruction); ENT (radical neck, thyroid/parathyroidectomy, laryngectomy, FESS [sinus surgery); Podiatry (bunionectomy, ankle arthroscopy). • Ability to perform surgical suite turnover within 30 minutes for subsequent procedures • Excellent interpersonal skills • Consideration for limited experience in Ophthalmology/Ocular Plastics; Robotic Surgery (da Vinci)

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; religious; 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: see VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7 and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services at All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. VANJHCS is an interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, mental health, and long-term care inpatients and outpatients. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. It requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The ability to stand for long periods of time is necessary as some surgeries can go on for several hours. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and is required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent must be able to wear surgical hoods for Orthopedic procedures. He/She 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, and be able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

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 is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

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.

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: 2017-08-02 to 2017-08-16

Salary: $71,706 to $120,433 / per year

Pay scale & grade: VN 00

Series: 0610 Nurse

Appointment type: Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Part Time 32 hours

Job announcement number: BH-17-PB-1995233-BU

Control number: 476005200