Nurse Practitioner (Multiple Specialties)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia
Posted
Aug 06, 2022
Closes
Aug 14, 2022
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This is an open continuous job announcement that will be used to fill vacancy Nurse Practitioner positions, as they become available, throughout the Salem VA Medical Center and subsequent Community Based Outpatient Clinics (Lynchburg, Staunton, Wytheville)

Resumes will be referred as positions become available. You will be referred, based on your selections of Area of Consideration, to the hiring managers as vacancies occur. You will receive email notifications when your resume has been referred for a vacancy. Nurse Practitioners work in a variety of areas through out the facility such as Primary Care, Mental Health, Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics, Specialty Clinics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and more. Specific duties, tours of duty and additional information about a specific position will be discussed at the time of interview if selected.

Benefits include:
  • Recruitment and Relocation incentive bonus $20,000 for a 3 year service commitment.
  • VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
    • Competitive Salaries, Regular increases, Liability protection, Retirement, 26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid annual Sick leave
  • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)
  • Critical Care (ICUs, Step down ICUs, Surgical Stepdown, Emergency Departments, Same Day Surgery/Short Stay Unit)
  • Acute Care (Medical, Surgical, Oncology, Cardiology, Urgent Care)Outpatient (Specialty Clinics, Primary Care, Endoscopy, Dialysis, Urology, Dermatology, Pain Clinics, Hem/Onc- Infusions clinics)
  • Mental Health (Acute Mental Health Inpatient, Chronic Mental Health Inpatient, Detox/ Substance Abuse)
  • Geriatrics / CLC (Hospice, Dementia Care, Palliative, Community Living, Long Term Living)
  • Long Term Care (Subacute Rehab, MDS Coordinators)
  • Operating Room / PACU (Patient Acute Care Unit)
  • Case Management/Analytics/Administrative
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Polytrauma Rehabilitation Unit
  • Case Management
  • MSICU
  • Primary Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing Education
  • Float Pool
  • CCU
  • Home Based Primary Care, Transitional Care Team (TCT)Non-institutional Care (CNH, CADHC, H/HHA, Vet Direct)
  • Endoscopy/ Wound Care/ Community Clinics

The primary responsibilities of this Registered Nurse may vary by assignment. Those duties may include but are not limited to:
Provide population specific and age-specific care for patients from young adulthood to older veterans/groups in the senior years of life.

Manage a defined but dynamic caseload of patients in collaboration with an interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Initiate, plan, implement, evaluate, and appropriately document patient care based on identified measurable outcomes in the applicable assigned patient care environment.

Anticipate and respond appropriately to emergencies, coordinate interventions, and evaluate responses through critical analysis of patient systems/operational situations.

Initiate and lead individuals or groups through the educational process to optimize health.
Monitor and document all applicable clinical reminders and performance measure outcomes timely and appropriately.

Use Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) documentation in compliance with designated facility programs.

Implement the National Patient Safety Goals to support positive outcomes for the patient group.

May provide direct supervision and be assigned as a preceptor to new or less experienced staff or nursing students
Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules available (May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays).
Incentives: Recruitment Incentive: RNs - $10k recruitment incentive for 3 year service agreement authorized for highly qualified candidates.
EDRP Authorized: Contact Christopher.Cullen@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
  • 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 12/31/1959.
  • 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 onboarding process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
  • 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.


Qualifications

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.
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:
Involves considerable amount of standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning. Requires carrying or lifting of objects weighing up to 50 lbs., but occasionally may require work that involves pushing or lifting in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. The position requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or defend against emotionally ill clients. Requires use of hands for actions such as typing, simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive actions. Requires the ability to frequently respond to multiple demands and priorities. Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals. Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.

Education

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

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

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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 accommodation process.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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