Nurse Practitioner

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent will provide clinical and administrative support to the Emergency Department including the Fast Track, Drive Through Clinic (DTC) High Consequence Infection Clinic (HCI), Telehealth and other areas as assigned. The assigned ARNP will be assigned to the Emergency Medicine Line and is responsible and under direct supervision of the Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Responsibilities

Major duties include, but not limited to;
  • Performs and records history and physical examinations and records date from clinic visits. Enters progress notes in CPRS and completes required encounters in a timely manner as per hospital policy.
  • Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests and consultations as is medically relevant for the patient. Interprets and applies findings to make a medical diagnosis and proper disposition of patient.
  • Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted medical standards.
  • Exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts, and findings from research, studies and best practices.
  • Prescribed medications including controlled substances according to approved formulary and in accordance with Federal and State Law and VHA Regulations.
  • Processes View alerts and all other patient notifications in a timely manner and addresses abnormal alert values per hospital policy. Do not allow view alerts and other notifications to exceed accumulation of more than 100.
  • Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended treatment. Specific topics include health behaviors, medical reconciliation, need for alcohol and smoking cessation, immunization recommendations, health screening tests and other preventative measures.
  • Performs approved procedures when indicated and approved by scope of practice.
  • Performs duties necessary to maintain the life of patients in their care. The procedures include resuscitative measures such as Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support.
  • Provide care in a non-traditional health care setting, such as telehealth, secure messaging, e-consults, and deployable employable emergency medical personnel system or other austere environments.
  • Carry out health promotion, disease prevention and patient education activities as required to support the DTC and HCI.
  • Emergency Preparedness to include duties that may arise from because of national health disaster.
Work Schedule: As determined by Supervisor
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


Qualifications

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  • T38 RN I-III Quals (VHA Standard)
  • T38 RN IV-V Quals (VHA Standard)


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.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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.

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 members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, 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 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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