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Job Title:Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Home Based Primary Care

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-814662-AP

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

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$77,591.00 to $132,721.00 / Per Year


Thursday, December 27, 2012 to Friday, January 18, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


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


United States Citizens



Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 814662 (please include on all documents)

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work in our Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) Department. The NP will provide home-based primary care to a panel of Veteran patients in a patient-centered, healthcare team approach. The NP will be responsible of provide direct and indirect patient care that includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, and treatment of health problems for Veterans in the Los Angeles area. The HBPC NP is a midlevel practitioner who provides primary care in the home to a clinically and psychosocially complex population of chronically ill or severely disabled veterans. Duties include assessment, planning, coordinated provision, and evaluation of individual treatment plans for patients receiving care from the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program.  The NP is responsible for leading the interdisciplinary HBPC team in provision of care to their individual caseload of patients. He/she collaborates with a lead physician designee in the team assigned and is accountable for outcomes of his/her practice. The HBPC NP is accountable to the HBPC Program Director and reports directly to the Geriatrics and Rehabilitative Care (GRC) Lead NP. This position is not open to novice Nurse Practitioners.

 Monday-Friday Day Shift 

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.


  • 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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Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

2.    Provides home visits and provides primary and continuity of care to patients and families in the home setting

3.  Performs initial and interim history and physical examinations

4.    Maintains expected work load panel of patients, assuring their continuity of care and that health maintenance and performance measures are achieved

5.    Provides health education to Veterans

6.    Uses CPRS to document patient physical exam, treatment and plan for care. 

7.    Completes all relevant clinical performance reminders and participates in quality improvement activities and peer review

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

9.    Collaborates with team members to provide continuity of clinical care and implement of treatment plan

10. Orders laboratory, radiologic and other diagnostic tests and provide initial interpretations

11. Prescribes medications in accordance with scope of practice

12. Assesses patient learning needs, development, and implementation of plan to meet needs, and instructing patients and families in self-care and treatment

13. Participates in medical and/or nursing research and quality improvement

14. Screens patients for disease prevention and identifying health risks

15. Formulates a diagnosis and development of treatment plan and reviews patient management with physician as appropriate


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1.    A Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) or Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) required.

2.    A graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by 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 requirements of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. A CGFNS/ICD is required.

3.    Current Furnishing License is required

4.    Current DEA certificate for controlled substances schedules II-V is required.

5.    National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner is required.

6.    Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or Military Training Network

7.    Full, active, current and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.

8.    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.

9.    Minimum (3) three years clinical registered nursing practice.

10. Minimum (1) one year previous NP experience in an Ambulatory or Primary Care setting

11. Knowledge and experience with comprehensive Diabetes Management

12. Must have a valid Driver's License as this position requires driving and seeing Veterans in the community  



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.


Current 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 814662 (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 (required)
    • 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.
    • If working part-time, the number of hours per week must be listed.
    • 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 required to verify education.
  4. Optional Form 306 (OF 306)- Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at (required)
  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


***PLEASE NOTE: You must ensure all required forms are

appropriately signed and completed to be considered for this vacancy!


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 814662.  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 Friday, January 18, 2013. 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. Mailed/Emailed applications will not be accepted.


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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