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Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

VA Medical Center


Location:
Dublin, GA 31021
Date:
04/20/2018
2018-04-202018-05-26
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Job Details


Summary

The Occupational Health Program Nurse Practitioner is accountable to the Occupational Health and Safety and clinically accountable to employees. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is matrixed to the Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Services (ADPNS) for nursing practice. The NP will consult with the UCC Supervisor on the day to day operation of the Occupational Health Section of facility safety management of Employee Health. The NP will serve as a consultant in identifying and addressing ethical and compliance issues related to occupational health. The NP will coordinate employee activities to include: Pre-employment physical exams, health assessments, work-related injury management, fitness for duty evaluations and FMLA leaves. Integrates and coordinates program activities with other administrative and clinical services in an effort to improve clinical processes and achieve program goals.NP will provide care within the Scope of Practice and provided feedback to the UCC Supervisor(Physician). The NP will work with all levels of management on related employee health and safety issues, educates workforce on occupational health issues, establishes a climate within the facility that promotes optimal care for employees and uses the nursing process as framework for management of care. NP will follow established nursing standards, procedures and policies, giving specific patient care direction to the assigned Register Nurse(RN) or License Practical Nurse (LPN) for employee occupational health related cases.


Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required




Duties

Formulates the appropriate plan of action based on history, physical exam and clinical findings. Identifies needs of the individuals and facility. Determines interventions/actions based upon established priorities. Actions by the Nurse Practitioner are: consistent with scientific principles, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise, individual to the specific situation, consistent with teaching and learning opportunities. This includes: accurately conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacological agents, prescribing non-pharmacological therapies, providing relevant patient education and making appropriate referrals to other health care professionals and community agencies, within approved Scope of Practice.
Obtains relevant health and medical histories. Performs initial histories and physical examinations based on job requirements. Conducts preventive screening procedures based on job requirements. Identifies medical and health needs. Performs all Medical Surveillance for the Medical center employee to include: TB Testing, Hearing Testing, Chemical Exposure Testing, etc. Updates and records change in health status. Responsible for Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations and fitness for duty evaluations. Participates as a team member in the provision of medical and health care, interacting with professional colleagues to provide a comprehensive program. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in departmental/facility wide committees as assigned. Represents the department and facility in community outreach efforts. Networks with peers in other VAMC hospitals and community to discuss best practices.
Other duties as assigned








graph of estimated pay ranges
$69,549

$115,944





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/12/2018



Application Close Date

5/1/2018




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.
      Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's 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).
      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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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.

      . Preferred Experience: 1 -2 Years of Nurse Practitioner experience

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • 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: May require occasional heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); standing, walking, and kneeling; pushing/pulling; the use of fingers on both hands; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic color and shades of colors (hearing aid permitted)

      Participation in seasonal influenza program may be required.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process




  • 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 05/01/2018 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: CBBM-10186985-18-NM




      Formulates the appropriate plan of action based on history, physical exam and clinical findings. Identifies needs of the individuals and facility. Determines interventions/actions based upon established priorities. Actions by the Nurse Practitioner are: consistent with scientific principles, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise, individual to the specific situation, consistent with teaching and learning opportunities. This includes: accurately conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacological agents, prescribing non-pharmacological therapies, providing relevant patient education and making appropriate referrals to other health care professionals and community agencies, within approved Scope of Practice.
      Obtains relevant health and medical histories. Performs initial histories and physical examinations based on job requirements. Conducts preventive screening procedures based on job requirements. Identifies medical and health needs. Performs all Medical Surveillance for the Medical center employee to include: TB Testing, Hearing Testing, Chemical Exposure Testing, etc. Updates and records change in health status. Responsible for Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations and fitness for duty evaluations. Participates as a team member in the provision of medical and health care, interacting with professional colleagues to provide a comprehensive program. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in departmental/facility wide committees as assigned. Represents the department and facility in community outreach efforts. Networks with peers in other VAMC hospitals and community to discuss best practices.
      Other duties as assigned







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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