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Nurse Practitioner Cardiology Electrophysiology

VA Medical Center


Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
01/08/2018
2018-01-082018-02-07
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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?

VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor. We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.

Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment incentives are not authorized for this position.




Duties

The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Cardiology-Electrophysiology, Outpatient Specialty Clinic of the Nursing and Patient Care Services in VA San Diego Healthcare System is located at the main hospital in La Jolla. The NP provides a broad rage of accurate and chronic healthcare. The NP is responsible for the management and evaluation of patients under his or her specialty, and provides comprehensive advance nursing practice care to Veterans while utilizing the nursing process and evidence-based practice, in collaboration with an inter-professional team, whose goal is to develop a holistic plan of care. The NP is prepared in advanced practice who is responsible for providing diagnosis, treatment, and education. The NP utilizes evidence-based practice to provide care for Cardiology patients in a variety of settings include, but not limited to: specialty clinics/progras, extended care units, community-based outpatients clinics, primary care clinics, elective procedural/admission pre-operative clinics, and ambulatory surgery programs. The NP works collaboratively with many disciplines to provide care, including attending physicians and medical house staff, nursing staff, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, community agencies, clerical and administrative staff, as needed in order to provide patient-centered and family-centered care for the Veterans. The NP functions as an integral member of the health care team, in collaboration with the Cardiology attending physicians to provide the following functions for patients/families:

  • History and physical examination with assessment of ongoing needs.
  • Ordering and interpretation of laboratory, radiographic, and other diagnostic tests.
  • Documentation of orders in the electronic medical record for laboratory work, medication, and treatments..
  • Sharing responsibility with cardiology attending physicians for communicating patients problems, status, and prognosis with patients, families, referring physicians, social workers, and other medical team members.
  • Participating in the management of discharge planning needs.
  • Documenting patient care, pertinent procedures, progress, and update electronic healthcare progress notes as necessary.
  • Performing diagnostic and stabilization procedures as necessary based on Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) protocols.
  • Maintaining all mandatory and clinical competencies of the position.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 40 hours a week, 7:30am - 4:00pm. Nights, weekends, and holidays as required to meet patient care needs.

Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology-Electrophysiology, Outpatient Specialty Clinic






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$84,947

$150,356





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/29/2017



Application Close Date

1/12/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS



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

    • 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.
      • 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.
      • A Master's Degree in Nursing with an emphasis as a Nurse Practitioner from a school of professional nursing that was accredited by the State agency, and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
      • Full and current certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), or Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC), accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
      Preferred Experience: Minimum five years experience as a cardiology/electrophysiology nurse practitioner; experience in interrogating implantable cardiac devices from the following companies: Boston Scientific, St. Jude, and/or Biotronic; current experience as a nurse practitioner, specifically in the management of electrophysiology care; and current or previous role in the management and coordination of an arrhythmia/electrophysiology program.

      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 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 or Bachelor's degree in a related field and no additional nursing practice/experience. [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is required.]
      • 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN or Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is required.] 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 or Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is required.] OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years 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.




  • 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 01/12/2018 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: CBBS-10107195-18-RM




      The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Cardiology-Electrophysiology, Outpatient Specialty Clinic of the Nursing and Patient Care Services in VA San Diego Healthcare System is located at the main hospital in La Jolla. The NP provides a broad rage of accurate and chronic healthcare. The NP is responsible for the management and evaluation of patients under his or her specialty, and provides comprehensive advance nursing practice care to Veterans while utilizing the nursing process and evidence-based practice, in collaboration with an inter-professional team, whose goal is to develop a holistic plan of care. The NP is prepared in advanced practice who is responsible for providing diagnosis, treatment, and education. The NP utilizes evidence-based practice to provide care for Cardiology patients in a variety of settings include, but not limited to: specialty clinics/progras, extended care units, community-based outpatients clinics, primary care clinics, elective procedural/admission pre-operative clinics, and ambulatory surgery programs. The NP works collaboratively with many disciplines to provide care, including attending physicians and medical house staff, nursing staff, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, community agencies, clerical and administrative staff, as needed in order to provide patient-centered and family-centered care for the Veterans. The NP functions as an integral member of the health care team, in collaboration with the Cardiology attending physicians to provide the following functions for patients/families:

      • History and physical examination with assessment of ongoing needs.
      • Ordering and interpretation of laboratory, radiographic, and other diagnostic tests.
      • Documentation of orders in the electronic medical record for laboratory work, medication, and treatments..
      • Sharing responsibility with cardiology attending physicians for communicating patients problems, status, and prognosis with patients, families, referring physicians, social workers, and other medical team members.
      • Participating in the management of discharge planning needs.
      • Documenting patient care, pertinent procedures, progress, and update electronic healthcare progress notes as necessary.
      • Performing diagnostic and stabilization procedures as necessary based on Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) protocols.
      • Maintaining all mandatory and clinical competencies of the position.
      Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 40 hours a week, 7:30am - 4:00pm. Nights, weekends, and holidays as required to meet patient care needs.

      Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology-Electrophysiology, Outpatient Specialty Clinic





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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