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Nurse Practitioner Home Based Primary Care

VA Medical Center


Location:
Baltimore, MD 21234
Date:
10/11/2018
2018-10-112018-11-10
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Case Manager
  • Infection Control
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Long Term Care
  • Home Health
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • Director of Nursing
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Summary
Duties

To include timely and cost-effective support services (administrative, finance, budget, etc.) necessary to meet all accountabilities including new program implementation and development of HBPC program areas.

Examples include development of performance standards, writing position descriptions, and evaluating work performance. The NP will also provide cross coverage for other HBPC Providers in/on other sectors/pact teams in the event of staff shortage, leave, or vacancies within the department.

1.Examinations include medical record, diagnostic review and also include physical examination of the patient, ranging from simple to complete full body physical assessment.
2.Assists with completion of peer reviews and assessments such as OPPE/FPPE chart reviews.
3.Assists in the development and maintenance of reports, graphs and other forms of analytical tools to inform and aid in decision making at the executive level.
4.Demonstrates advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of Veterans as needed to meet performance measures and standards.
5.Obtains a timely complete health history, physical, and appropriate screening measures.
6.Orders appropriate diagnostic tests in accordance with privileges
7.Initiate and modify therapies based on initial and ongoing assessments and accepted standards of practice.
8.Provides initial and episodic assessments to monitor acute and chronic illnesses.
9.Attend and present cases appropriately at Interdisciplinary team meetings.
10.Initiates and modifies consults/ referrals based on initial and ongoing assessments to appropriate specialty clinics and community services.
11.Reviews consults/referrals to determine urgency and complexity of Veteran health care needs
12.Provides appropriate preventative health education, intervention, and documents timely and appropriately
13.Demonstrates the ability to manage/schedule/cluster Veteran visits to ensure workload and productivity goals are met.
14.Complete timely, clear, and concise documentation in the Veterans health records or other program related correspondence
15.Advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional and developmental work.
16.Will assist in development of Executive and Congressional requests for information on all issues related to HBPC.
17.Assist the HBPC /GEC Leadership in projects as assigned.
18.All other duties as assigned



Work Schedule: 8am - 4:30pm

graph of estimated pay ranges
$89,435
$133,119
Job Details
Application Open Date
10/2/2018

Application Close Date
10/17/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

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 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.

      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.

      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:
      • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, MSN, licensed in the state of MD.
      • At least 3-5 years of recent (within last 3 years) nursing experience, preferably in a primary care, Geriatric/LTC or managed care setting. Home Health care experience preferred. Must be able to practice in a minimally supervised practice area and exhibit strong interpersonal, care coordination/case management and leadership ability.
      • Additional requirements include phlebotomy, urinary catheterization, wound care, g-tube and ostomy care experience is required for this position.
      • Strong patient/family teaching experience required
      • Excellent documentation and communication skills
      • BLS (Basic Life Support)
      • Strong physical assessment and critical thinking skills and the ability to work autonomously are also required for this position.
      • A valid Maryland driver's license (or the state in which the RN physically resides); the physical ability to independently drive a car, walk up long, narrow flights of stairs, assist patients as needed as part of the assessment process, carry heavy medical bags and equipment up those stairs as needed for patient care, lift 50 or greater pounds as required for patient care, be able to tolerate a variety of weather conditions and environmental conditions in a Veteran's place of residence.

      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 10/17/2018 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:
      Job Position: CBDM-10323007-18-DM

      To include timely and cost-effective support services (administrative, finance, budget, etc.) necessary to meet all accountabilities including new program implementation and development of HBPC program areas.

      Examples include development of performance standards, writing position descriptions, and evaluating work performance. The NP will also provide cross coverage for other HBPC Providers in/on other sectors/pact teams in the event of staff shortage, leave, or vacancies within the department.

      1.Examinations include medical record, diagnostic review and also include physical examination of the patient, ranging from simple to complete full body physical assessment.
      2.Assists with completion of peer reviews and assessments such as OPPE/FPPE chart reviews.
      3.Assists in the development and maintenance of reports, graphs and other forms of analytical tools to inform and aid in decision making at the executive level.
      4.Demonstrates advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of Veterans as needed to meet performance measures and standards.
      5.Obtains a timely complete health history, physical, and appropriate screening measures.
      6.Orders appropriate diagnostic tests in accordance with privileges
      7.Initiate and modify therapies based on initial and ongoing assessments and accepted standards of practice.
      8.Provides initial and episodic assessments to monitor acute and chronic illnesses.
      9.Attend and present cases appropriately at Interdisciplinary team meetings.
      10.Initiates and modifies consults/ referrals based on initial and ongoing assessments to appropriate specialty clinics and community services.
      11.Reviews consults/referrals to determine urgency and complexity of Veteran health care needs
      12.Provides appropriate preventative health education, intervention, and documents timely and appropriately
      13.Demonstrates the ability to manage/schedule/cluster Veteran visits to ensure workload and productivity goals are met.
      14.Complete timely, clear, and concise documentation in the Veterans health records or other program related correspondence
      15.Advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional and developmental work.
      16.Will assist in development of Executive and Congressional requests for information on all issues related to HBPC.
      17.Assist the HBPC /GEC Leadership in projects as assigned.
      18.All other duties as assigned



      Work Schedule: 8am - 4:30pm

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 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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