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Nurse Practitioner (Hematology/Oncology)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
Date:
04/20/2018
2018-04-202018-06-24
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Oncology
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Case Manager
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
  • Social Services
  • Emergency Services
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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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity,Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").
America's Veterans need you!
To find out more, go to VA Jobs.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply




Duties

The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner II is an advanced practice nurse who has well developed advanced knowledge and skills in the assessment and acute care management of patients and families within the hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant clinical populations. The Nurse Practitioner II serves as an expert practitioner, executing position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The individual works in collaboration with the Hematology Oncology providers and staff and is primarily responsible for timely initial evaluation and management of patients referred for specialty consultation due to their disease status as well as patients needing urgent intervention.

The NP scope of practice includes patient/family assessment and management of the hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant and collaborative infusion clinical populations; multidisciplinary team leadership: program development and clinical outcomes measurement. The NP II collaborates with medical staff, unit managers and all care giving disciplines to plan and coordinate care of patients and families throughout the episode of illness and across the continuum of care settings, utilizing resources to maximize the health care benefits to maximize the health care benefits to patients in a cost effective manner. Additionally, the NP provides formal and informal instruction for clinicians, support staff, patients and families. They collaborate with multiple disciplines in the assessment, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of an effective program including orientation, continuing education/in-services and clinical patient care, inclusive of Hematology/Oncology.

The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner II performs a complex concurrent review process for hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant and collaborative infusion patient populations. They have the authority and responsibility of delegating/referring/consulting appropriately to primary care and subspecialty clinics, emergency department, care team leaders, social workers and case manager associates.


Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$86,561

$115,117





Job Details



Application Open Date

3/9/2018



Application Close Date

12/31/2018




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.

      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

    • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
      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)
      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.

      Registration

      Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.
      Impaired Registration. An impaired registration is any registration(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status. A registered nurse who has or ever had any such impairment to their registration as listed above may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 15 of this part.

      Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
      English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English
      Successful Nursing Practice. Documented evidence of experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided the candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as a Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse (See chapter 3, section G, paragraph 5, this part). It may also include performance as a VA registered nurse that is at or above the fully satisfactory level. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Proficiency Report, VA Form 10-2623, the VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Employment - Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, or on a candidate's resume.
      Length of Nursing Practice (Experience). The amount of time documented on VA Form 10-2850a or on a candidate's resume. (A performance evaluation or reference covering the candidate's most recent employment as a RN is essential.) Part-time experience as a RN is credited according to the relationship it bears to the full-time workweek. For example, a RN who worked 20 hours a week (i.e., on a half-time basis) would receive one full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of such service.
      Degree in a Related Field. Baccalaureate and graduate degrees in fields related to nursing from a college or university which was accredited by the state at the time the candidate completed the program. Information on accredited colleges and universities is contained in Accredited Institutions of Post-secondary Education, published annually by the American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 939-9300. Information can be obtained from the ACE web site.

      The criteria are as follows:
      Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
      Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
      Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
      Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.

      GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

      Preferred experience:

      Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.





  • 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 12/31/2018 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: DE-10129681-18-FYTM




      The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner II is an advanced practice nurse who has well developed advanced knowledge and skills in the assessment and acute care management of patients and families within the hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant clinical populations. The Nurse Practitioner II serves as an expert practitioner, executing position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The individual works in collaboration with the Hematology Oncology providers and staff and is primarily responsible for timely initial evaluation and management of patients referred for specialty consultation due to their disease status as well as patients needing urgent intervention.

      The NP scope of practice includes patient/family assessment and management of the hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant and collaborative infusion clinical populations; multidisciplinary team leadership: program development and clinical outcomes measurement. The NP II collaborates with medical staff, unit managers and all care giving disciplines to plan and coordinate care of patients and families throughout the episode of illness and across the continuum of care settings, utilizing resources to maximize the health care benefits to maximize the health care benefits to patients in a cost effective manner. Additionally, the NP provides formal and informal instruction for clinicians, support staff, patients and families. They collaborate with multiple disciplines in the assessment, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of an effective program including orientation, continuing education/in-services and clinical patient care, inclusive of Hematology/Oncology.

      The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner II performs a complex concurrent review process for hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant and collaborative infusion patient populations. They have the authority and responsibility of delegating/referring/consulting appropriately to primary care and subspecialty clinics, emergency department, care team leaders, social workers and case manager associates.


      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required







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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