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Nurse Practitioner-Dermatology

VA Medical Center


Location:
Memphis, TN
Date:
04/03/2018
2018-04-032018-05-06
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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?

Of the nine active CBOCs in the catchment area, three are VA staffed and 6 are contracted. The VA Memphis Nonconnah CBOC, located 8 miles from the Memphis VA Medical Center, provided primary, ophthalmology and mental health care to approximately 7,174 Veterans. The VA Memphis North CBOC, located 11 miles from the Medical Center also provides primary and mental health services to approx. 5,696 veterans annually. The VAMC Memphis also has contract CBOCs located in Tupelo and Holly Springs, MS; Jonesboro and Helena, AR; Savannah and Dyersburg, TN, which provides primary and mental health care to Veterans. As a result, the Memphis VA Medical Center CBOCs improve access and reduce the travel distance for approximately 33,000 Veterans outlying counties.

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.

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner (NP) practices in the Dermatology Clinic as an independent member of the Medical Staff, with delineated clinical privileges. He/she will act as a consultant to nursing and medical staff. The NP executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. The incumbent will perform as the Dermatology MOH's Coordinator and is responsible for the coordination of patient care in Dermatology Specialty Clinic. The Dermatology NP is accountable for the delivery of quality, age-specific healthcare; for utilizing critical thinking skills and sound clinical judgment to ensure positive patient outcomes; for demonstrating ethical practice; and for participating in performance improvement activities to improve quality of care and ensure performance measures are met and/or exceeded. The NP works collaboratively with the Dermatology Physicians. The practice of each nurse is based on skill, experience, research and has a direct impact on client outcomes for the assigned area.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm
Position #/Title/- 000000/ Nurse Practitioner (Cardiology
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Duties

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner practices in the Dermatology Clinic as responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Excision of skin lesions within the scope of practice of the incumbent
  • Initial screening, ordering and reviewing laboratory tests and skin biopsies and other routine diagnostic tests
  • Conduct Dermatology patient and family teaching/education to provide continuity of care
  • Performs simple laceration suturing; venipuncture arterio-puncture; suture removal; administration of IV fluids and cleansing and debridement of wounds as needed
  • Performs procedures such as administration of local anesthetics and corticosteroids
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish rapport with personnel, patients and family so that effective patient care is administered and appropriate health education is accomplished
  • Responsible for making assignments and providing the clinical assessment and care for our veterans
  • Monitor the patients flow process by ensuring that the clinical assessment, vital signs, clinical reminders, allergy status are done in a timely manner
  • Observe and assess for immediate or potential problems related to their disease process and/or treatment
  • Assist in identifying needs for in-service programs and actively participates in staff directed educational programs and will initiate and/or participates in developing departmental goals
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and clinical decisional authority and prioritize patient care by assessing the needs of the unit as a whole and assigning staff appropriately
  • Promotes excellence in documentation by role modeling and supervising/coordinating documentation of team members to assure regulatory standards are met
  • Shares expertise by initiating, planning, promoting and presenting programs
  • Delegates, manages and evaluates performance of others by providing feedback, verbally and in writing to co-workers and supervisors
  • Functions as a preceptor/mentor to less experienced staff and/or students on current standards and performance measures
  • Other duties as assigned







graph of estimated pay ranges
$65,191

$120,602





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/3/2018



Application Close Date

4/17/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

None




























  • 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.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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 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.
      • Possess a master's degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate state-accrediting agency and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Have a full, unrestricted license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner (NP-RN) from any one of the 50 states or US territories; possess current certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Acute Care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP); possess current clinical competencies as defined by the FHCC; and meet VA professional and physical requirements as set forth in the Nurse Qualification Standard, VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II Appendix G6.
      • 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.
      • Must be proficient in the written and spoken English language
      Specialized Experience: Applicant must have a minimum 6 months experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatology issues/illnesses.

      Preferred Experience: Have/maintain current certification in BLS/CPR and ACLS. Prefer the applicant to have excellent assessment skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

      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: Physical Requirements: Applicant must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which require lifting, standing, bending, transferring, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing, or pulling without assistance from another patient care provider. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Employee Health Clinic policy. There will be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids.




  • 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 04/17/2018 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: RZ-18-LSJ-10176722-T38




      The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner practices in the Dermatology Clinic as responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

      • Excision of skin lesions within the scope of practice of the incumbent
      • Initial screening, ordering and reviewing laboratory tests and skin biopsies and other routine diagnostic tests
      • Conduct Dermatology patient and family teaching/education to provide continuity of care
      • Performs simple laceration suturing; venipuncture arterio-puncture; suture removal; administration of IV fluids and cleansing and debridement of wounds as needed
      • Performs procedures such as administration of local anesthetics and corticosteroids
      • Demonstrate the ability to establish rapport with personnel, patients and family so that effective patient care is administered and appropriate health education is accomplished
      • Responsible for making assignments and providing the clinical assessment and care for our veterans
      • Monitor the patients flow process by ensuring that the clinical assessment, vital signs, clinical reminders, allergy status are done in a timely manner
      • Observe and assess for immediate or potential problems related to their disease process and/or treatment
      • Assist in identifying needs for in-service programs and actively participates in staff directed educational programs and will initiate and/or participates in developing departmental goals
      • Utilizes critical thinking skills and clinical decisional authority and prioritize patient care by assessing the needs of the unit as a whole and assigning staff appropriately
      • Promotes excellence in documentation by role modeling and supervising/coordinating documentation of team members to assure regulatory standards are met
      • Shares expertise by initiating, planning, promoting and presenting programs
      • Delegates, manages and evaluates performance of others by providing feedback, verbally and in writing to co-workers and supervisors
      • Functions as a preceptor/mentor to less experienced staff and/or students on current standards and performance measures
      • Other duties as assigned






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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