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Nurse Practitioner

VA Medical Center


Location:
Chinle, AZ 86503
Date:
12/24/2017
2017-12-242018-02-03
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Summary

The town of Chinle lies in northeastern Arizona, adjacent to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Known for its rugged natural rock formations and for its cultural importance to Native Americans. Canyon de Chelly is a protected area under the United States National Parks system and the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department. Chinle occupies 16 square miles just west of the Canyon de Chelly and sits at about 5,550 feet above sea level. Chinle's climate is classified as a cold semi-arid steppe climate. Temperatures vary widely depending on the time of the year and time of day; summers are hot and the only true cold experienced in Chinle is during winter nights, where temperature can drop 30 degrees during the night.

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?

Relocation or recruitment incentive may be authorized.

Staff will be eligible to apply for IHS housing at the IHS housing complexes in Chinle and or Kayenta. Housing costs will be at the IHS employee rate.




Duties

The Chinle Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinic (PTOC) is designed to bring primary care services to Native American Veterans, living within the town of Chinle in northeastern Arizona. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will serve as an outpatient mid-level Primary Care Provider and will perform the following functions, but not be limited to: (a) perform and record history and physical examinations along with data from clinic visits; (b) Evaluate, consult, develop diagnosis, and manages the primary care panel of patients assigned; (c) Enter progress notes in VHA and Indian Health Service (IHS) computerized medical record systems and complete workload documentation in a timely manner; (d) Provide medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for all veterans. Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient. Will also see patients via VA approved secure video; (e) Provide timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts; (f) Determine medical assessments and develop treatment plans according to accepted protocols; and (g) Prescribe medication according to approved formularies, and in accordance with Federal and State guidelines.
Overall the incumbent works within the VA's Patient Centered Medical Home model known as PACT (Patient Aligned Care Teams) and utilizes virtual means of communication to reduce patient travel, including video, Secure Messaging (email), Home Telehealth monitoring and telephone encounters with patients in their homes. In addition, works closely with the IHS and Tribal Health Program (THP) Medical Home models and co-manages patients who elect to utilize multiple health care systems. The incumbent is responsible for all facets of provider outpatient care and will assist in completing quality management reviews. The NP will also be responsible to complete clinical reminders and medication reconciliation, become competent with the VA's Electronic Health Records (CPRS), IHS's Electronic Health Records (RPMS) and utilize email for VA and IHS communications.

Work Schedule: To be determined by supervisor








graph of estimated pay ranges
$87,649

$127,525





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/21/2017



Application Close Date

1/5/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



Status

Full-Time




























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

    • 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.

      The travel will be about 20-30 percent of the time, but will mostly be part of the duty schedule with limited to no overnight stays. Travel will be approximately 68 miles in distance. Frequent same day travel to nearby clinic utilizing a government vehicle maybe required.





  • 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.
      • Possess a master's degree from a school of professional nursing accredited by NLNAC or CCNE
      • Possess a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S or in the District of Columbia
      Preferred Experience:
      • 2 years of experience in a Primary Care Outpatient setting
      • Prior experience working with veterans
      • Prior VA experience
      Grade Determinations: 1-2 years of nursing experience.

      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-02 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 01/05/2018 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: 1


      Job Position: MS-10101732-18-GNN




      The Chinle Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinic (PTOC) is designed to bring primary care services to Native American Veterans, living within the town of Chinle in northeastern Arizona. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will serve as an outpatient mid-level Primary Care Provider and will perform the following functions, but not be limited to: (a) perform and record history and physical examinations along with data from clinic visits; (b) Evaluate, consult, develop diagnosis, and manages the primary care panel of patients assigned; (c) Enter progress notes in VHA and Indian Health Service (IHS) computerized medical record systems and complete workload documentation in a timely manner; (d) Provide medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for all veterans. Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient. Will also see patients via VA approved secure video; (e) Provide timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts; (f) Determine medical assessments and develop treatment plans according to accepted protocols; and (g) Prescribe medication according to approved formularies, and in accordance with Federal and State guidelines.
      Overall the incumbent works within the VA's Patient Centered Medical Home model known as PACT (Patient Aligned Care Teams) and utilizes virtual means of communication to reduce patient travel, including video, Secure Messaging (email), Home Telehealth monitoring and telephone encounters with patients in their homes. In addition, works closely with the IHS and Tribal Health Program (THP) Medical Home models and co-manages patients who elect to utilize multiple health care systems. The incumbent is responsible for all facets of provider outpatient care and will assist in completing quality management reviews. The NP will also be responsible to complete clinical reminders and medication reconciliation, become competent with the VA's Electronic Health Records (CPRS), IHS's Electronic Health Records (RPMS) and utilize email for VA and IHS communications.

      Work Schedule: To be determined by supervisor







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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