Opportunity: Indy VA Student Nurse Tech (SNT)
 Opportunity Details
Specialty: Patient Care Assistant
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Job Position Code: 0699-SNT  

 Job Description

Veteran Health Indiana - Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, is seeking motivated Student Nurse Technicians to join our Indy VA Nursing Team!

There has never been a better time to launch a VA Nursing Career! As the largest integrated healthcare system in the U.S., the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides VA Nurses with unparalleled opportunities for professional growth and development, as well as nation-wide mobility, since VA Registered Nurses can work at any VA in the country, with just one active RN license from any state! Upon successful completion of their nursing degree, VA Student Nurse Technicians receive priority consideration for Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) positions (which pay at the entry level of RN salary scale, even before licensure), so they may continue gaining valuable nursing experience and training during the time between graduation, and when RN licensure is obtained. Once a new-grad has passed the NCLEX, GNTs transition into our VA RN Residency program, where they receive additional support and training to foster successful RN transition-to-practice from novice new-graduates to confident, competent VA Registered Nurses!

Student Nurse Technicians function in direct patient care roles supporting optimal care of our Veteran patients, with assigned duties and tasks as appropriate for the level of experience and training. SNTs receive a wealth of experience and training throughout various patient care departments at the Roudebush VA Medical Center.

VA SNTs have opportunities to gain direct patient care experience and training in the following areas: 

  • Acute Care/Medical-Surgical
  • Critical Care (ICU, Progressive Care, & Emergency Department)
  • Mental Health Nursing

Work Schedule: Hours and work schedules may vary based on availability and facility staffing needs.

Student Nurse Technician opportunities are paid intermittent positions which afford flexibility in hours/schedules, but do not include benefits or paid time off. 

This is an open continuous announcement, through which resumes will be accepted and qualified candidates will be hired on an ongoing basis. To receive consideration, a complete resume must be uploaded via the "Upload CV/Resume" link at the bottom of the following page.

*NOTE: Resumes must include the full name and address of all colleges/universities attended, confirmation of current enrollment status, dates attended, major, type of degree pursued (baccalaureate or associates), completion status (completed or ongoing), and actual or anticipated graduation date (mm/dd/yyyy format). 

Please review the following JOB REQUIREMENTS section carefully, to verify your eligibility prior to responding to this opportunity.

 Job Requirements

Eligible candidates will be referred to hiring officials for consideration for current and/or future SNT opportunities.

Conditions of Employment:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required, basedon occupation/position
  • 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

IMPORTANT: If determined to be eligible for further consideration, based on preliminary screening of qualifications and experience, additional application and required documents for Federal Employment must be completed and all information will be verified prior to appointment. At such time, transcripts must be submitted to verify your education. 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. 

To qualify for and maintain VA employment as a Student Nurse Technician (SNT), students must be actively enrolled in a school of professional nursing approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) [http://www.acenursing.org/] or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) [CCNE Accreditation (aacnnursing.org)]. Candidates should have completed at minimum a Nursing Fundamentals course at the time of application. (Preferred: BSN student, within 4-16 months of graduation)

Qualified Nursing Students interested in pursuing a VA Registered Nurse career upon graduation are encouraged to apply ASAP!

1. Click the "Apply Online Now!"

2. Complete all fields on the Candidate Registration Form. [*Note: select the "ALLIED HEALTH" option, and then choose "Nursing-RN General" from drop-down list. 

3. *UPLOAD your current/complete RESUME* then click "Inquire Online" to submit!

This information will be used by VA Healthcare Recruiters to match qualified candidates with VA Career opportunities that may be available, both presently and in the future. We also encourage you to search and apply online for posted job opportunity announcements (JOAs) at www.USAJOBS.gov. To learn more about healthcare careers with the Department of Veterans Affairs, visit https://www.vacareers.va.gov/. *For more information email IndyVANursing@va.gov or for general information about VA Nursing Careers, contact the Virtual Recruiting Center at: VACareers@va.gov or 1-844-456-5208 (8:00 am - 6:00 pm EST M-F)

Thank you for your interest in caring for our nation's Veterans, through a VA Nursing Career with Veteran Health Indiana!

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 Contact Information
Contact: Veteran Health Indiana Healthcare Recruitment, Roudebush VA Medical Center-Indianapolis, IN
Veteran Health Indiana - Roudebush VAMC
1481 W. 10 Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Email: IndyVANursing@va.gov

If you are interested in learning more, or if you have knowledge of an individual who may be seeking an excellent practice opportunity, please contact us.