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Nurse Practitioner (Neurosurgery)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Date:
12/17/2017
2017-12-172018-01-17
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Operating Room/PACU
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Job Details


NURSE PRACTITIONER

NEUROSURGERY

APRNSTATE LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED

APRN EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

The Neurosurgical CNP will report to both the Chief of Neurosurgery and the Specialty Care Clinical Practice Manager (an APP). This individual will participate in the postoperative and medical inpatient management of neurosurgical patients.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provides appropriate neurosurgical services to all patients who are assigned to the Neurosurgical service.

-Competently demonstrates ability to perform and document a neurological exam.

- Elicits a detailed and accurate and comprehensive neurologic and general history, performs appropriate physical

examination, identifies problems, records pertinent data, and charts appropriately when seeing inpatient and outpatientclinic patients

- Consults and cooperates with the clinical departments to facilitate patient care management.

- Follows all existing referral patterns with respect to the referral of patients for specialist care.

- Uses currently accepted methods and practices of surgical care and medicine, adheres to

applicable standards of care, medical ethics, policies and protocols.

- Be responsible, on a case-by-case basis as the need arises, for taking all actions necessary to facilitate the appropriate transfer of a patient to or from another medical facility to gain access to skilled medical care.

2. Promotes and maintains a good working relationship with other members of the Surgical and medical staff and employees.

3. Assists hospital in attaining any goals established from time to time regarding patient, employee and physician/midlevel satisfaction about SCC Neurosurgical NP delivery of the services.

4. Consults with quality manager to achieve better clinical outcomes for patients, improve the quality of patient care and maximize the efficient utilization of physician/midlevel and hospital recourses.

5. Assists hospital with the appropriate neurosurgical assessment, treatment and timely discharge of patients admitted to hospital for observation.

6. Reports Surgery and Specialty Care service line leadership, on an as needed basis, material concerns about quality of care, delay in delivery of medical services to patients, or any patient concerns.

7. Works diligently with primary care physician/provider for a seamless transition from hospital care to outpatient with an accurate and timely discharge summary.

8. Obtains and maintains all medical staff appointments and clinical privileges as required by the hospital. The SCC Neurosurgical CNP shall abide by and comply with all codes of ethics, rules, regulations and procedures adopted or established, from time to time, by the hospital and all applicable governmental or licensing authorities.

9. Complies with the requirements and standards of Medical, The Joint Commission and any other accrediting agencies designated as well as all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

10. Cooperates with hospital in implementing new procedures, controls and systems to promote and facilitate quality, cost controls, reimbursement functions, standardization of products and equipment, and any other requests made by hospital.

11. Provides effective and timely communications to referring or admitting surgeon physicians, patient and family concerning the clinical status of each cared for by the SCC Neurosurgery NP.

12. Promotes and maintains good public relations on behalf of hospital and assists hospital in attaining goals established regarding patient/employee/provider satisfaction in connection with delivery of clinical services.

13. Follows and abides by the VHA Standards of Conduct.

Other responsibilities:

Work closely with the surgical specialty physicians to provide high-quality, comprehensive patient care for the acutely ill patient from transfer out of the PACU to safe discharge from the hospital.

  • Understands the requirements of the neurosurgical pre-operative work-up and how to schedule a patient for surgery.
  • Assists physician in inpatient setting when requested by conducting patient rounds, recording patient progress notes, determining and implementing therapeutic plans jointly with supervising physician.
  • Practice collaboratively with Medicine Service hospitalists.
  • Direct care coordination provided surgical specialty RN coordinators as clinically indicated.
  • Function as a team member, providing backup coverage when required.
  • Be available as a resource for assigned surgical specialty health questions for non-specialty providers.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.








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$93,114

$134,977





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/15/2017



Application Close Date

12/28/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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

    • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
      • 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 nurseand advanced practice nursein a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
      • Certification in area of specialty for employment.

      Grade Determinations:
      The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 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.

      Education/Experience Requirements: A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a masters degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.

      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.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.




  • 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 View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 28, 2017 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS 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: VU-18-PSS-2027303-BU




      NURSE PRACTITIONER

      NEUROSURGERY

      APRNSTATE LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED

      APRN EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

      The Neurosurgical CNP will report to both the Chief of Neurosurgery and the Specialty Care Clinical Practice Manager (an APP). This individual will participate in the postoperative and medical inpatient management of neurosurgical patients.

      Responsibilities:

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      1. Provides appropriate neurosurgical services to all patients who are assigned to the Neurosurgical service.

      -Competently demonstrates ability to perform and document a neurological exam.

      - Elicits a detailed and accurate and comprehensive neurologic and general history, performs appropriate physical

      examination, identifies problems, records pertinent data, and charts appropriately when seeing inpatient and outpatientclinic patients

      - Consults and cooperates with the clinical departments to facilitate patient care management.

      - Follows all existing referral patterns with respect to the referral of patients for specialist care.

      - Uses currently accepted methods and practices of surgical care and medicine, adheres to

      applicable standards of care, medical ethics, policies and protocols.

      - Be responsible, on a case-by-case basis as the need arises, for taking all actions necessary to facilitate the appropriate transfer of a patient to or from another medical facility to gain access to skilled medical care.

      2. Promotes and maintains a good working relationship with other members of the Surgical and medical staff and employees.

      3. Assists hospital in attaining any goals established from time to time regarding patient, employee and physician/midlevel satisfaction about SCC Neurosurgical NP delivery of the services.

      4. Consults with quality manager to achieve better clinical outcomes for patients, improve the quality of patient care and maximize the efficient utilization of physician/midlevel and hospital recourses.

      5. Assists hospital with the appropriate neurosurgical assessment, treatment and timely discharge of patients admitted to hospital for observation.

      6. Reports Surgery and Specialty Care service line leadership, on an as needed basis, material concerns about quality of care, delay in delivery of medical services to patients, or any patient concerns.

      7. Works diligently with primary care physician/provider for a seamless transition from hospital care to outpatient with an accurate and timely discharge summary.

      8. Obtains and maintains all medical staff appointments and clinical privileges as required by the hospital. The SCC Neurosurgical CNP shall abide by and comply with all codes of ethics, rules, regulations and procedures adopted or established, from time to time, by the hospital and all applicable governmental or licensing authorities.

      9. Complies with the requirements and standards of Medical, The Joint Commission and any other accrediting agencies designated as well as all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

      10. Cooperates with hospital in implementing new procedures, controls and systems to promote and facilitate quality, cost controls, reimbursement functions, standardization of products and equipment, and any other requests made by hospital.

      11. Provides effective and timely communications to referring or admitting surgeon physicians, patient and family concerning the clinical status of each cared for by the SCC Neurosurgery NP.

      12. Promotes and maintains good public relations on behalf of hospital and assists hospital in attaining goals established regarding patient/employee/provider satisfaction in connection with delivery of clinical services.

      13. Follows and abides by the VHA Standards of Conduct.

      Other responsibilities:

      Work closely with the surgical specialty physicians to provide high-quality, comprehensive patient care for the acutely ill patient from transfer out of the PACU to safe discharge from the hospital.

      • Understands the requirements of the neurosurgical pre-operative work-up and how to schedule a patient for surgery.
      • Assists physician in inpatient setting when requested by conducting patient rounds, recording patient progress notes, determining and implementing therapeutic plans jointly with supervising physician.
      • Practice collaboratively with Medicine Service hospitalists.
      • Direct care coordination provided surgical specialty RN coordinators as clinically indicated.
      • Function as a team member, providing backup coverage when required.
      • Be available as a resource for assigned surgical specialty health questions for non-specialty providers.
      • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.







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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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