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Nurse Practitioner Residential Care Facility (RCF)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Hines, IL
Date:
05/03/2018
2018-05-032018-06-07
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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?

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: 1. CURRENT PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE AGENCY FOR WHICH THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED. 2. ALL OTHER CANDIDATES.

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (http://www.hines.va.gov/), located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147 acre campus, offers primary, extended and specialty care and serves as a tertiary care referral center for VISN 12. Specialized clinical programs include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. The hospital also serves as the VISN 12 southern tier hub for pathology, radiology, radiation therapy, human resource management and fiscal services.

Located on a 147-acre campus 12 miles west of downtown Chicago's beautiful skyline. The Hines VA is the largest VA in Illinois where more than one million Veterans live. On any given weekday, more than 2,000 Veterans come to the main hospital campus for outpatient services. Our historic campus is not far from the vibrant Chicago downtown district which offers a variety of fabulous world class cuisines, the vast range of excellent museums, restaurants, live musical events, and cultural activities, not to mention our many well-attended sporting events. No matter what your interests are you can find it in Sweet Home Chicago! Join the Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital for a great opportunity in career advancement.

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position.

Work Schedule: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required




Duties

The function of the Nurse Practitioner is to serve as a primary care provider in agreement with a collaborating physician in the diagnosis of illness and management of wellness and other conditions as appropriate to the level and area of his/her practice, and care for patients by using advanced diagnostic skills; initiating and coordinating care based on test results and procedures, prescribing and administering medications and drugs; using medical, therapeutic, and corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status, and direct and supervise the delivery of quality care to a culturally diverse veteran population. The Nurse Practitioner possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. This broad based clinical knowledge enables the Nurse Practitioner to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others.

CLINICAL WORK:

  • Assess and treat patients with new complaints daily as they arise.Order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, orders and consults.
  • Perform history/physical, write orders on new admissions and returning residents from hospital.
  • Review chart and see patients who are admitted to the hospital daily as needed in conjunction with MD.
  • Perform annual exams on half of RCF Residents.
  • Problem-solve with nursing, any issues that arise.
  • Assess wounds during weekly rounds with team.
  • Weekly Friday rounds on all patients prior to weekend.
  • Chair Bowel Rounds, weekly, with nursing staff (to assess adequacy of resident's bowel program).
  • Chair weekly Interdisciplinary Resident Staffing Meeting.
  • Member of RCF Admission Committee, meets to select new admissions to RCF when beds open.
  • Participates in Resident Disciplinary Meetings when clinically necessary.
  • Respond to requests from SCI, outside services or hospitals on SCI LTC issues.







graph of estimated pay ranges
$59,357

$119,598





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/27/2018



Application Close Date

5/10/2018




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.
      • 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. t
        • 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)

          ttCurrent, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse AND nurse practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and maintain a full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
      Preferred Experience:
      • Spinal Cord Injury/Disease experience and chronic medical care experience.
      • IL prescriptive authority
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
      • Excellent organizational skills

      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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.




  • 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 05/10/2018 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: HN-10197956-18-DR




      The function of the Nurse Practitioner is to serve as a primary care provider in agreement with a collaborating physician in the diagnosis of illness and management of wellness and other conditions as appropriate to the level and area of his/her practice, and care for patients by using advanced diagnostic skills; initiating and coordinating care based on test results and procedures, prescribing and administering medications and drugs; using medical, therapeutic, and corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status, and direct and supervise the delivery of quality care to a culturally diverse veteran population. The Nurse Practitioner possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. This broad based clinical knowledge enables the Nurse Practitioner to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others.

      CLINICAL WORK:

      • Assess and treat patients with new complaints daily as they arise.Order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, orders and consults.
      • Perform history/physical, write orders on new admissions and returning residents from hospital.
      • Review chart and see patients who are admitted to the hospital daily as needed in conjunction with MD.
      • Perform annual exams on half of RCF Residents.
      • Problem-solve with nursing, any issues that arise.
      • Assess wounds during weekly rounds with team.
      • Weekly Friday rounds on all patients prior to weekend.
      • Chair Bowel Rounds, weekly, with nursing staff (to assess adequacy of resident's bowel program).
      • Chair weekly Interdisciplinary Resident Staffing Meeting.
      • Member of RCF Admission Committee, meets to select new admissions to RCF when beds open.
      • Participates in Resident Disciplinary Meetings when clinically necessary.
      • Respond to requests from SCI, outside services or hospitals on SCI LTC issues.






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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