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ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER

VA Medical Center


Location:
Fairbanks, AK
Date:
01/06/2018
2018-01-062018-02-15
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Job Details


Summary

OUR MISSION: 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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS) is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans throughout Alaska. The parent facility is located in Anchorage, Alaska and is adjacent to the 673d Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson which is a VA/DoD Joint Venture Hospital. We manage four VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), located in Fairbanks (358 miles north of Anchorage), Kenai (158 miles south of Anchorage), Wasilla (41 miles north of Anchorage) and Juneau (569 air miles from Anchorage). We manage a VA Outreach clinic located in Homer and served by staff from the Kenai VA CBOC We also manage a 50 bed Domiciliary for homeless veteran's located in downtown Anchorage. Anchorage is a mid-sized city of approximately 292,000, with all of the modern amenities expected, including shopping, dining, cultural opportunities, entertainment, and public transportation. Leave the traffic jams and commuter stress behind and enjoy the scenic mountains or Cook Inlet views as you travel around the area. Within 15-20 minutes you can be in the Alaska wilderness of the Chugach National and State Forests, with little evidence of civilization. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, skiing, climbing, golf, tennis, recreational leagues and wildlife photography are all pursuits available in or near Anchorage. The University of Alaska Anchorage provides educational opportunities for continued personal education and growth.

Alaska has no state income tax.

Positions in Alaska receive a tax free Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary. The COLA for Fairbanks is currently 3.74% and is subject to change in the future.



Duties

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in the Primary Care Service at the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHCS) provides outpatient care to eligible Veteran patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, changes in mental status and/or functional decline. The ANP functions as an independent member of the Medical Staff with delineated clinical privileges granted by the Medical Executive Board and is a member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care for patients.
Member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care for patients and/or employees.
Assessment of risk factors, performing histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA and DoD formulary and state regulations.
Seek consultation with physicians whenever cases are outside of scope of practice.
Communicate relevant patient data in case presentations and medical records, formulates, initiates and evaluates health care teaching related to patients and families, facilitates communication related to patients with personnel responsible for their hospital and clinic services, and act as a consultant to nursing and medical staff.
Women's Health
Scope: Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management and coordination of complex client care. Leadership is characterized as substantial, continuous responsibility for a population group.

Work Schedule: 5 days per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day between the hours of 6am to 6 pm, weekends included.
Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner/000000
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Relocation Expenses MAY be authorized.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$101,717

$161,900





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/5/2018



Application Close Date

12/28/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full-Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
      Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
      Education: 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 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. Master's degree in Nursing accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE is required.
      Licensure:
      Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration/licensure as a Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Alaska State licensure as a NP with prescriptive authority required prior to start.
      Certification:
      National Certification as Nurse Practitioner required. [The certification must be in the specialty of Adult Health, or Family Nurse Practitioner or related.
      English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
      Pre-placement physical is required in accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

      Preferred Experience:
      Experience in a Primary Care Outpatient setting

      Grade Determinations: to be made by Nursing Professional Standards Board (NPSB)

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6

      The full performance level of this vacancy is VN-03. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of VN-01 to VN-03. A professional standards board will be held to determine grade and salary upon selection.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/28/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings:


      Job Position: DE-10110058-18-VD




      The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in the Primary Care Service at the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHCS) provides outpatient care to eligible Veteran patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, changes in mental status and/or functional decline. The ANP functions as an independent member of the Medical Staff with delineated clinical privileges granted by the Medical Executive Board and is a member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care for patients.
      Member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care for patients and/or employees.
      Assessment of risk factors, performing histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA and DoD formulary and state regulations.
      Seek consultation with physicians whenever cases are outside of scope of practice.
      Communicate relevant patient data in case presentations and medical records, formulates, initiates and evaluates health care teaching related to patients and families, facilitates communication related to patients with personnel responsible for their hospital and clinic services, and act as a consultant to nursing and medical staff.
      Women's Health
      Scope: Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management and coordination of complex client care. Leadership is characterized as substantial, continuous responsibility for a population group.

      Work Schedule: 5 days per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day between the hours of 6am to 6 pm, weekends included.
      Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner/000000
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
      Relocation Expenses MAY be authorized.







Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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