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VA hiring process 2020

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Has 19 years experience.

Anyone else going through the VA's long and tedious process? Lets connect here and support each other. Much luck to you all!

futurecrnasla, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU. Has 3 years experience.

Hey

I am going through the process now. I interviewed in January and got an unofficial offer early this month. I’m doing my vet pro and background and fingerprints tomorrow. Hbu?

RosesrReder, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

Same! Started end of January for a positing that closed in October. I finished vetpro, fingerprints, physical, drug test yesterday.

EDNP100x, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 15 years experience.

LOL! I interviewed in September, barely got the official letter last week, starting in April.

RosesrReder, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

11 hours ago, EDNP100x said:

LOL! I interviewed in September, barely got the official letter last week, starting in April.

I have a quick question. I private messaged you. Thanks

MsPurple20

Specializes in BSN, RN CEN. Has 5 years experience.

How has COVID impacted your onboarding process? Would you guys mind sharing what you were offered and how much experience you have?

futurecrnasla, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU. Has 3 years experience.

Hey Covid did not impact my onboarding process at all. I have 2.5 years experienced and was offered close to 80 k.

COVID actually expedited my hiring process, I was given the firm offer withing one month from interview. Pay close to 90 k with almost 4 years experience as a float RN

MsPurple20

Specializes in BSN, RN CEN. Has 5 years experience.

3 hours ago, fayassin said:

COVID actually expedited my hiring process, I was given the firm offer withing one month from interview. Pay close to 90 k with almost 4 years experience as a float RN

That’s interesting! Besides the firm offer within one month how was it expedited? Like instead of mailing references did they just call? Was the vetpro process the same as for everybody else? Fingerprinting? I’m just having a hard time wrapping my head around this expedited process when there are so many steps to the hiring process to begin with LOL also what state are you located in? thanks for any details in advance! And happy weekend to you!

I did all the steps. They emailed the references which is my current 3 mangers and all give me a good reference. I done vetpro and nursing dimensions and all of that.

I just provided everything fast to them

EDNP100x, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 15 years experience.

For orientation, due to Covid I was not able to have a face to face NEO, it was all online, It was only 30 minutes and then I got sent to my department.

MsPurple20

Specializes in BSN, RN CEN. Has 5 years experience.

4 hours ago, fayassin said:

I just provided everything fast to them

Cool! I'm currently working on my dimensions. Did you give one example per rubric or two? The manager just called me this week stating that I am hired and will receive a call from HR. Since its the weekend, I am literally biting my nails and can not wait till Monday.

MsPurple20

Specializes in BSN, RN CEN. Has 5 years experience.

1 hour ago, EDNP100x said:

For orientation, due to Covid I was not able to have a face to face NEO, it was all online, It was only 30 minutes and then I got sent to my department.

Are you still ED? It is listed as your specialty. How is the VA handling PPE?

3 hours ago, MsPurple20 said:

Are you still ED? It is listed as your specialty. How is the VA handling PPE?

I'm a float nurse and the position that I'm going to is ICU, in the dimensions I basically put many examples of my nursing practice, sometimes I had to repeat the same example for some of the question and sometimes I included like 2-3 examples from my practice, I think floating experience landed me to get nurse ll lever 12 beside that I gave them two recommendation letters from charge nurses that I worked with and also they contacted my current manger and the other two mangers that I've worked with and they put them as my actual references in Vetpro . I got the verbal firm offer over the phone on Thursday and I'm just like you can't wait till Monday to get the email or letter in the mail and on Monday I will also submit my 2 weeks notice for my current employer. Good luck !!

EDNP100x, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 15 years experience.

9 hours ago, MsPurple20 said:

Are you still ED? It is listed as your specialty. How is the VA handling PPE?

Yes I am still in ED, they have enough PPE for all, they have a COVID tent out side for all the respiratory illness. The NP's don't go out there really. but we have face shields, surgical masks, and N95 available so far I haven't had an issue. Providers in the covid tent have PAPRs.

MsPurple20

Specializes in BSN, RN CEN. Has 5 years experience.

7 hours ago, EDNP100x said:

Yes I am still in ED, they have enough PPE for all, they have a COVID tent out side for all the respiratory illness. The NP's don't go out there really. but we have face shields, surgical masks, and N95 available so far I haven't had an issue. Providers in the covid tent have PAPRs.

Great!

MsPurple20

Specializes in BSN, RN CEN. Has 5 years experience.

On 4/18/2020 at 7:50 PM, fayassin said:

I'm a float nurse and the position that I'm going to is ICU, in the dimensions I basically put many examples of my nursing practice, sometimes I had to repeat the same example for some of the question and sometimes I included like 2-3 examples from my practice, I think floating experience landed me to get nurse ll lever 12 beside that I gave them two recommendation letters from charge nurses that I worked with and also they contacted my current manger and the other two mangers that I've worked with and they put them as my actual references in Vetpro . I got the verbal firm offer over the phone on Thursday and I'm just like you can't wait till Monday to get the email or letter in the mail and on Monday I will also submit my 2 weeks notice for my current employer. Good luck !!

And any updates on your end? I finished my dimensions over the weekend. I received no updates/ call today. How about you?