Registered Nurse - Hematology-Oncology Nurse Navigator - Hematology / Oncology
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: February 12, 2024
Registered Nurse - Hematology-Oncology Nurse Navigator
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for
those who have served in our nation's military and for their
families, caregivers, and survivors" - 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 whole health care
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
01/16/2024 to 01/30/2024
$73,702 - $141,142 per year
* Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
* Philadelphia, PA 1 vacancy
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
* Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
* The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the
The Registered Nurse (RN) - Hematology-Oncology Nurse Navigator
functions on the multidisciplinary team as an advocate, educator,
and counselor for oncology patients.
The RN is responsible for ensuring all adult patients with an
oncology diagnosis receive quality and comprehensive services and
will coordinate patient care throughout the continuum in
collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
The RN will serve as a clinical resource with expertise in
hematology/oncology care management. The Oncology Navigator
demonstrates leadership in coordinating comprehensive and
continuous patient-centered holistic care through active
collaboration, communication, and coordination of VA and
community-based resources and services.
Duties and responsibilities are listed bun not limited to the
* Responds to the patient's needs for care, medication, and
equipment assisted care
* Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in
relation to common disease processes, medication and/or prescribed
* Communicates with Oncology Care team to achieve appropriate and
timely scheduling of consults, diagnostic tests and procedures
within the VA health system and through non-VA facilities.
* Provides reporting, communication and documentation in the
computerized patient record system with other members of the
multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
* Attend Multidisciplinary Tumor boards to discuss new patients and
coordinate care with surgeons and radiation oncologists
* Triages and assesses walk-in patients as necessary.
* Triages and provides appropriate services to patients who
telephone with health concerns.
* Demonstrates knowledge of disease process and therapeutics by
recognizing changes in patients status and reports pertinent
information to provider.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with
episodic requirements to work beyond tour to meet agency needs.
Telework: Not authorized.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Physical Requirements: The population of male and female Veterans
served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65
and over. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear
distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires
potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping,
sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and
objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected
patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don
protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive
procedures. The incumbent 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,
able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to background/security investigation.
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a
requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of
the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in
nursing provided the college or university has regional
accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department
of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the
composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such
consideration. 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
* 5 years working in a high pace outpatient setting
* Hematology oncology nursing background
* Approved certification for nurse navigator through AANC or
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
* 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
* 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
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.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if
you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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. For further information, visit:
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
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.
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP)
are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to
such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or
pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only
infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required
to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of
proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will
provide additional information regarding what information or
documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally
required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable
If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to
submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in
this Job Opportunity Announcement.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY
NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application,
resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Candidate's education, scope, and length of nursing practice
(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards
Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant
selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range
listed for this vacancy.
Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the
experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the
following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional
Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension
of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core
competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
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.
The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment
reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process
to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or
during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge
regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with
making a final selection for a position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that
have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment
at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service
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