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Job Title:Nurse Practitioner - Transitional Care Services

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-795988-ETP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$91,557.00 to $132,721.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Los Angeles, CA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 795988 (please include on all documents)

 The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to work in our Transitional Care Unit (TCU).   This position reports to the Associate Chief Nursing Services, Geriatrics and Rehabilitative Care (GRC) with daily clinical supervision by the collaborating physician/hospitalist.  The NP will work in the TCU practice setting and may be called upon to work as an NP within GRC depending on the needs of the service.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.


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  1. 1. Provides primary care, direct care and procedures for patients according to policy and protocol.


    2.    Evaluates the veteran’s health, family and psychosocial history to identify health care needs and documents in medical record.


    3.    Evaluates all new patients and any who have a significant change in clinical status.


    4.    Performs physical examinations using techniques of inspection, preparation, precision and auscultation.


    5.    Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.


    6.    Maintains a caseload of veterans through case management: including assessment and referral.


    7.    Participates in daily management rounds.


    8.    Participates in weekly meetings, or more often if clinically warranted, with the interdisciplinary team to establish a medical plan of care and an estimated length of stay.


    9.    Participates in discharge planning, ensures timely discharge of patient and complete discharge summary.


    10.  Assures appropriate screening of referrals and timely movement of selected patients to the TCU.


    11.  Provides health education to veterans and community partners.


    12.  Assists with the design and implementation of delivery systems/ programs to facilitate the care of high risk veterans.


    13.  Collaborates with team members to provide clinical care and implement a treatment plan for inpatient and discharge care plans.


    14.  Prescribes medications in accordance with scope of practice.


    15.  Participates in staff/community education.


    16.  Participates in patient and staff education, medical and/or nursing research and quality improvement.


    17. Accepts that there will be interdisciplinary cross coverage with staff NPs in GRC


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  1. A Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)
    1. 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.
  2. Current Furnishing License
  3. Current DEA Certificate for controlled substances schedules II-V
  4. National Certification as a Adult Nurse Practitioner
  5. Minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing practice; acute care experience preferred.
  6. Previous NP experience required; Geriatric or gero-psychiatry experience preferred.
  7. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association, American Heart Association or Military Training Network
  8. 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.  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.
  9. Demonstrated evidence of self-direction and strong organizational skills.
  10. Demonstrated evidence of excellent interpersonal skills.
  11. Demonstrated evidence of effectively educating patients and patietn families. 
  12. Computer Literacy proficiency with in-dept experience with the use of Microsoft Office programs or comparable word processing, spreadsheet and graphic software and the ability to learn new programs specific to the VA    


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for Compensable Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. 


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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at


This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis and requires a two year probationary period. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  

You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  

NOTE: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.


VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Employees ONLY:

  1. Memo to be uploaded - Include your (1) Full Name, (2) Current Department, (3) Contact Number, (4) Signature and (5) VIN 795988 (required)
  2. Resume to be uploaded - with references (required)
  3. Answer the online Questionnaire (required) 

All other applicants must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume (required)
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at This is a required form and must be submitted prior to appointment.
    1.  If you need additional space to describe your nursing professional experience, please also include the Nurse Application Addendum with your documents (Available at
    2. Please list all nursing experience, including LVN/LPN (if applicable).
    3. If you have mixed work experience at an employer (e.g. LVN and RN) the time worked must be listed as separate entries according the the position held.
    4. If working part-time, the number of hours per week must be listed.
    5. All licenses ever held must be listed including other fields (e.g. RT, EMT, LVN, CNA, etc.)
  3. Transcripts [all levels of nursing education (ie. LVN/LPN), if applicable]. This is a required form and must be submitted to verfiy education.
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted prior to appointment.
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for compensable Veteran Preference (available at


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: Online Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following VIN 795988.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

*The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Any materials you send will not be returned.


Nursing Recruitment
Phone: (310)268-4642
Agency Information:
Nursing Service
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Building 500 Room 6215 Mail Code 118HR
Los Angeles, CA


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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