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Nurse Practitioner (Home Based Primary Care)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Abilene
Posted on: September 23, 2018

Job Description:

The Nurse Practitioner will function as a primary care provider at the patients' home setting. He/she will be responsible for the initial evaluation of a broad range of assessments; diagnosis; treatments; ordering diagnostic & therapeutic tests and studies; initiating consults; referrals and member of a interdisciplinary team working collaboratively with other members of the health care team and provide additional activities in the area of education and quality improvement. The Nurse Practitioner will guide, document, and appraise the performance of others, as well as identify, analyze and resolve problems that impede the delivery of patient care. Incumbent must be able to travel within the catchment area during his/her tour of duty and may be required to staff an HPBC clinic. He/she will consult with the supervising physician as needed; communicate relevant patient data in case presentation and medical records; formulate, initiate and evaluate health care teaching related to patients and families; facilitate communication related to patients and consult to nursing and medical staff. Please Note: Salary will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board Functional Statement - Nurse Practitioner #000000 Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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. Preferred Experience: One-two years experience as an Advanced Registered Nurse in Adult Health or as a Geriatric Practitioner-Prescriptive Authority is highly preferred. 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. 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: This position requires moderate lifting, 15-45 pounds; light carrying under 15 pounds; straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required; walking; standing; kneeling; repeated bending; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; hearing (aid permitted); and clear speech.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
      • 10-2850a
      • 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, etc.

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