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Nurse Practitioner Endocrine and Diabetes

VA Medical Center


Location:
Baltimore, MD
Date:
05/04/2018
2018-05-042018-06-10
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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?

Come join our team and get pure job satisfaction, while caring for those who have served (or are currently serving) our country...our nation's Veterans.

As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services and research programs. The medical center is home to the world's first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images from anywhere in the facility and throughout the health care system. The medical center's "patient friendly" design features plant-filled atriums, natural light from overhead skylights and comfortable patient rooms and waiting areas.

The Baltimore VA Medical Center is located in a vibrant city, neighbors the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and is within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor.

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Top 5 reasons YOU should choose a career with VA:

5. A premium benefits package
4. A fulfilling and challenging work environment
3. Work where you want to live
2. On-the-job growth and advancement
1. To discover the career you want, for the future you deserve

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Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to veterans. We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. Go to

http://www.va.gov/ for more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.


Duties

The Diabetes/Endocrinology NP is responsible for the clinical assessment and management of veterans enrolled in the Diabetes clinic. The NP utilizes assessment and diagnostic skills based on specialized knowledge of the management of patients with diabetes, and addresses risk reduction for short and long term complications, hypertension, and lipid disorders. The NP performs consultation of patients who are new to the service as well as follow up care. The NP completes E-consults for newly diagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes, or for other reasons requiring special evaluation for problems such as hypoglycemia. The NP maintains the current standards of medical care in diabetes as established by the American Diabetes Association and the Department of Defense. The NP is adept in use of all classes of currently available pharmacologic therapy for diabetes. The NP interprets patient generated data including self monitoring blood glucose data and continuous glucose monitoring data. The NP maintains interim care for patients who need to have medical issues addressed between visits. The NP may assist with glucose management of patients admitted to the hospital for acute care. The NP may assist the Endocrinology and Diabetes Section with management of selected general endocrinology conditions.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 07:00 am to 4:30 pm.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$66,382

$116,938





Job Details



Application Open Date

5/4/2018



Application Close Date

5/15/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

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  • 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.

      Newly appointed employee(s) or employee(s) converted to permanent status, selected under this announcement, may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Funding, on the final award amount, is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds. Employee(s) must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment or conversion. If eligible to apply, please call Human Resources Management Service at 1-800-949-1003, Extension 1023.

      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

    • Physical Requirements:

      It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all full-time, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

      This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

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

      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.
      • 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 the site for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (reference VA Handbook 5005, 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.
      • Major as a Nurse Practitioner with a full and current board certification as a NP from a VA approved certifying body.
      Preferred Experience:
      • 1 - 2 years experience in an advanced practice role in primary care is preferred.Nursing experience that includes the provision of medical patients is preferred.
      • 1 - 2 years experience mentoring and teaching staff is highly desired.
      • Experience with administrative duties relating to performance improvement is highly desired.
      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 an 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 years Nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's Degree in Nursing or a related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of Nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in Nursing meets basic requirements for appointment and Doctoral Degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse III - Master's degree in Nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of Nursing practice/experience; 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 05/15/2018 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: CBDM-10202845-18-JR




      The Diabetes/Endocrinology NP is responsible for the clinical assessment and management of veterans enrolled in the Diabetes clinic. The NP utilizes assessment and diagnostic skills based on specialized knowledge of the management of patients with diabetes, and addresses risk reduction for short and long term complications, hypertension, and lipid disorders. The NP performs consultation of patients who are new to the service as well as follow up care. The NP completes E-consults for newly diagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes, or for other reasons requiring special evaluation for problems such as hypoglycemia. The NP maintains the current standards of medical care in diabetes as established by the American Diabetes Association and the Department of Defense. The NP is adept in use of all classes of currently available pharmacologic therapy for diabetes. The NP interprets patient generated data including self monitoring blood glucose data and continuous glucose monitoring data. The NP maintains interim care for patients who need to have medical issues addressed between visits. The NP may assist with glucose management of patients admitted to the hospital for acute care. The NP may assist the Endocrinology and Diabetes Section with management of selected general endocrinology conditions.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 07:00 am to 4:30 pm.







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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