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Nurse Practitioner Consult Management NP

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1216670
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.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
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More than a century ago, President Lincoln made a promise to America's servicemen and women, pledging the care and concern of a grateful Nation for the sacrifices they made to preserve freedom. Today the VA continues to honor that promise. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be a part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve. Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides you with the opportunity to work for the largest, most comprehensive health care system in the United States. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go / .
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U.S. Citizenship Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required. Must pass pre-employment examination. This position is designated for random drug screening. A background investigation is required. English Language Proficiency required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
The VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) is seeking to hire a highly skilled and experienced Nurse Practitioner licensed as an independent attending practitioner for the Consult Care Center (CCC) provides consultative services across the healthcare spectrum and collaborates with clinicians on the inpatient, outpatient, and patient/residential units. The position is located at the VA Roseburg Healthcare System main campus. The CCC APRN is organizationally aligned under the Acute Care and Community Living Center Nursing Service, reporting directly to the Nurse Manager for Patient Flow. The candidate is responsible for demonstrating leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the clinical management of consults for client care within VA and non-VA care.
This includes organizing, inputting, and coordinating the clinical components for VA and non-VA services in response to individual healthcare needs along the illness and care continuum and in multiple settings. The goals are to center services around the patient, to foster a coordinated consult management process, and maximize efficiency and cost-effective use of healthcare resources. The CCC APRN will provide clinical guidance, assistance, and leadership to the consult management team. The CCC APRN will guide the consult process through the various treatment modalities either within VARHS, within other VA facilities, or within community resources. The incumbent facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to resolve complex patient care issues for patients receiving treatments and serves as a key contact person in the coordination of specialty care consult patients who are receiving care from both VA and non-VA care resources. This includes at a minimum:
Triage of consults (in terms of priority and appropriateness for care within VARHS, within VISN, within VHA, or external)
Identification of patients appropriate for purchased care services (based on eligibility and availability of needed services with VARHS or another VA)
Coordination of clinical care with other VA providers and/or non-VA providers
Collaboration with Fee Basis services to maintain fiscal responsibility and efficiency
Integration of the patient back into the VA system when purchased care episode is completed
Monday - Friday (Day Shift) with some weekends (alternating)
This position is not authorized for compressed tour
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
This position is designated for random drug screening. 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 the VA.
Preferred Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing practice; geriatric or acute care experience preferred. Previous APRN experience required; Triage; or patient flow experience preferred. Demonstrated evidence of self-direction and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated evidence of excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated evidence of effectively educating patients and patient families. Demonstrated evidence of proficiency with an electronic health record (electronic medical record).
QUALIFICATIONS
YOU MUST:
Be a U.S. citizenship.
Be a graduate of a school of professional nursing and have a Master's degree in Nursing. Education program must have been 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. The completion of course work 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)
Have current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia AND must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a Nurse Practitioner in a State. (NOTE: This position requires the incumbent to work as a licensed independent practitioner. Applicant must possess a license from a State granting independent practice or, if selected, must be willing to obtain a license from a State granting independent practice upon hire.) Must be certified as an Acute Care, Adult Care, or Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Association or other nationally recognized certifying body. Must meet the physical requirements of the position. (Successful completion of a pre-employment physical will be required prior to appointment to this position.)
This position is one with direct patient care responsibilities. Candidate selected must be proficient in written and spoken English.
The nurse practitioner selected for this position functions at an Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) who are masters degree-prepared registered nurses who also possess advanced clinical certification. They function within a scope of practice (SOP), rather than a position description, commensurate with their training, experience, and licensure. An APN functions autonomously within her or his own defined SOP in a variety of settings, such as hospital inpatient, outpatient clinics, nursing home, domiciliary, or patient's home. Competitive levels should be established using the basic CL criteria, including APN pay levels: Nurse I, II, III, IV, and V.
Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists . On and after March 17, 2009 , registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving into these assignments must meet and maintain the following additional qualifications. This includes employees appointed before March 17, 2009 , who obtain such qualifications on or after March 17, 2009.
A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.
Nurse Practitioners must have an unrestricted license in a US state which licenses Nurse Practitioners as an Independent Licensed Practitioner; Alaska, Arizona, Colorado District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon Virginia - must have Team Collaborative Agreement Washington
Physical Requirements:
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, kneeling, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The candidate 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 candidate will 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. The candidate will be working closely with others and may have protracted or irregular hours of work on occasion. Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Pushing and pulling (up to 4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Both hands required; Use of fingers required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted) and Emotional and Mental Stability.) Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors.
Applicant'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. Experience as a 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. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
Information provided in your application, CV, and other supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
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Position will remain open until filled. Applications will be referred for consideration as they are received.
If you are cannot apply online you may fax your application and supporting documents by following these instructions:
Clinic this link to view and print the Occupational questionnaire - View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print the OPM 1203FX form to provide your responses to the questionnaire.
Fax the completed OPM 1203FX form along with your application and other supporting documentation to . Your completed 1203FX will serve as the cover page for your fax transmission.
Be sure to include your name and social security number on each page being faxed.
To fax supporting documentation only that your are unable to upload, complete thisUSA Staffing coversheet -using Vacancy ID1216670. Fax your documents to . Be sure to include your name and social security number on each page being faxed.
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Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. __Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed__. The following will prevent your documents from being processed.
Not using the OPM 1203FX or other specified coversheet mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Identification number.
Missing or incomplete name and/or social security number on faxed pages.
_You must_ provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (This application form is _required_.)
2. Resume
3. Copy of appropriate transcripts.
4. Evidence of current licensure as a nurse practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
5. Evidence of current certification as a nurse practitioner form the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
6. OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (This form is _required_.)
7. If you have prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (DD-214s must be included in your application packet in order to receive veterans preference.) Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference with supporting documentation.
8. If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic requirements. Applicants meeting the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration. You will be notified when this decision is made.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us .
This position is in the Excepted Service. Initial appointment to this position is subject to the recommendation of a Nurse Professional Standards Board and approval by the Medical Center Director. Grade and salary will be set by the Professional Standards Board and is based on the personal qualifications of the candidate selected (i.e. education certifications, experience, other professional achievements.)
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.
Candidate selected will be required to complete a two-year probationary period.
Veterans Preference : The primary consideration in making appointments under 38 U.S.C, Chapter 73 or 74 will be the professional needs of VHA. Consistent with this policy, however, veterans will be given preference when qualifications of candidates are approximately equal. This includes qualified disabled and preference eligible Veterans.

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