The Nurse Recruiter is a registered professional nurse responsible for the oversight and coordination of nurse recruitment, hiring and onboarding. The primary focus of the position is to enhance recruitment efforts of nursing personnel. 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: Master degree in Nursing 5 years successful nursing practice with progressive leadership duties Experience evaluating, interviewing and hiring nursing personnel Certified Health Care Recruiter 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: heavy lifting (45lbs & over); straight pulling (6hrs); pushing (2hrs); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; walking (6hrs); standing (2hrs); repeated bending (6hrs); ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); visual acuity 20/30 corrected. Environmental Factors: working with hands in waters; working closely with others ["The Nurse Recruiter benchmarks key performance measures related to recruitment and retention, identifies creative best or unique employment practices and monitors employee feedback regarding hiring. Organize and collaborate with management in implementing hiring guidelines and structures in congruence with HR policies and procedures. Initiate and maintain databases, prepares reports, and works collaboratively with others to assess and evaluate variances and project needs. Facilitate recommendations for systems and/or resource changes that will serve to improve the work force and resource utilization. Work collaboratively with nursing administration, leadership, and Human Resources Management Service to meet resource needs. Maintain systems to track, trend and forecast nursing personnel needs based on trend in the VA and in the community. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with affiliated schools, professional organizations, certifying bodies and program directors of nursing programs in the local region. Serve as a consultant to Nursing Service Leadership on recruitment, retention, selection, hiring, on-boarding, and transfers. Develop and implement instructional material on all areas of responsibility for applicants, nursing staff, leadership, other services, and outside parties to continuously improve recruitment and retention. Monitor, analyze, and report on hiring processes and nurse retention. Forecast needs based on trends in the VA and in the community. Lead and participate in retention activities. Facilitate recruitment activities to include job fairs, social media, resume mining, etc. Work as a liaison to ensure job vacancies are identified quickly and filled efficiently. Subject matter expert and point of contact for all nursing hiring issues, concerns and queries. Assist with review and approval of nurse related job announcements. Provide an engaged candidate experience during recruitment and onboarding of nursing personnel. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4pm\nCompressed/Flexible: NOT available\nTelework: NOT available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nPay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory."]
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