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Job Title:Nurse Practitioner (HOME BASED PRIMARY CARE MANAGER)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:LW-13-YMT-817072

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

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$64,928.00 to $111,063.00 / Per Year


Friday, January 4, 2013 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy - Eugene, OR United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 817072. Please include on all documents.

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.


You can be a part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.  Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides you with the opportunity to work for the largest, most comprehensive health care system in the United States.   Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .


Eugene, Oregon is a great city for the arts and outdoors!  Eugene is known for its unique, exciting mix of arts, culture, education, scenic beauty, and passion for recreation.  Located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley it is the second largest city in Oregon and home to the University of Oregon.  For more information on Eugene go


Special Employment Consideration:  The Department of Veterans Affairs encourages qualified Veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • English Language Proficiency required.


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The VA Roseburg Healthcare System includes a full service hospital in Roseburg, OR, with acute in-patient care for medical, surgical, and psychiatric patients, Community Living Centers for rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long term, hospice/palliative, and Alzheimer’s care, mental health residential treatment for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, and ambulatory care for specialty and primary care. The Healthcare System includes three Oregon Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), in Eugene, North Bend, and Brookings, and a satellite clinic in Crescent City, California.


DUTIES: The incumbent assigned to Ambulatory Care Nursing and Patient Care Service. The section, care line, or department description and patient population served is as defined in applicable Scope of Service. The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Manager is responsible for designated first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the operations of his/her units, ensuring that subordinate personnel provide timely care that complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice.


This includes the authority to accept, amend, or reject the work of subordinates. The manager has continuing responsibility for all the following functions:

1. Functioning as a licensed independent provider and overseeing care provided to patients in assigned program areas. May carry a small panel and provide back-up to program NP.

2. Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work;

3. Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates;

4. Evaluating the performance of subordinates;

5. Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates;

6. Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters;

7. Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors;

8. Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and

9. Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training (VA Handbook 5007, Part III, Chapter 8).

Additionally responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. Actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians. Responsible for staffing the service on a continual basis (primarily day tour with possible extended hours), providing multidisciplinary care, and working with other Managers to identify and share resources. Responsible for time scheduling of the program, coaches staff, deals with employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner. Participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. Identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed.


Has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, and orienting new clinical Managers. Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. The HBPC Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the HBPC program. This includes planning, directing, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating the program. The HBPC Manager directs the clinical services offered by the program so as to ensure that the program is in compliance with the The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards for the Accreditation of Home Care and VA Medical Center and Central Office policy. The Program Director is responsible for the development and continued effective functioning of the interdisciplinary health care team. The Program Director serves as the immediate supervisor for the HBPC program personnel (NP, RNs, Dietitian, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Pharmacist, Social Worker, Physical Therapist, and Program Support Assistant).

The incumbent must demonstrate managerial practices that include effective Labor-Management Partnership and leadership skills. The provision of administrative direction and team leadership includes:

1. Interpreting national HBPC and local VA policy to the HBPC team and the Medical Center.

2. Assisting the team in developing local HBPC policies and procedures and coordinating the HBPC performance improvement, utilization review, and risk management programs.

3. Evaluating the effectiveness of the HBPC program.

4. Selecting qualified personnel to fill HBPC clinical and program support vacancies.

5. Coordinating the orientation and ongoing HBPC staff and student educational programs.

6. Monitoring and controlling program operation expenditures and monitoring and reporting HBPC workload.


In addition, the HBPC Manager is accountable and responsible for possessing the knowledge and skill to:

1. Communicate and interact appropriately with all internal and external customers.

2. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information.

3. Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient, and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.


Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. The Supervisor develops, implements, and maintains a systematic process for unit-specific/departmental competency review and continually evaluates the currency and applicability of the reusable medical equipment (RME) process within service area. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Implements elements of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model and progressive models of care to include virtual modes of care (Secure Messaging and Telehealth).


Incumbent duty located will be in the Eugene area and will be required to do daily home visit that will require a fair amount of travel to veterans’ home. A reliable means of transportation will be needed to complete these site visits.

Duty Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday). Some traveling will be necessary.

Incentive: Relocation & Recruitment incentive may be authorized.



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BASIC REQIREMENTS: To qualify for this position applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Basic qualification requirements are:

1.  Must be a citizen of the United States.

2.  Have a masters degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed.

3.  Must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

4.  Must have and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. (Certification must be appropriate to the position being filled.)

5.  Meet the physical standards outlined in VA Directive and Handbook 5019. This will be evidenced by completion of a pre-employment physical.

6.  As this a direct patient care position, candidate selected must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

*** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***

The Nurse Practitioner selected for this position functions at an advanced level and must possess a current NP license, prescriptive authority privileges and eligibility to independently function under an approved scope of practices.

All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and to random drug screening after appointment to the position. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA.

A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.

Candidate selected must pass a pre-employment medical examination. Pre-employment physical will be arranged and completed at a VA Medical Center nearest to your location.

Candidate selected must be fully credentialed prior to initial appointment. The credentialing process includes verification, through appropriate primary sources, of the individual's education, training, license(s), registration(s), previous experience, professional references, adverse actions, and criminal violations, as appropriate.


Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as a RN will be evaluated for successful nursing practice, length of nursing practice, degrees in related fields, and to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrates essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. Information provided in your application, CV, and other supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview.


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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 is in the Excepted Service.

Initial appointment to this position is subject to the recommendation by a professional standards board and approval by the medical center director.

Salary recommendation will be by the Nurse Professional Standards board and will be based on the personal qualifications of the candidate selected (i.e. education, certifications, experience, etc.)



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

Veterans Preference: The primary consideration in making appointments under 38 U.S.C, Chapter 73 or 74 will be the professional needs of VHA. Consistent with this policy, however, veterans will be given preference when qualifications of candidates are approximately equal. This includes qualified disabled and preference eligible veterans.

It is the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that all health care professionals who claim licensure, certification or registration must be credentialed in the VetPro system. VetPro is an internet enabled data bank that facilitates primary source review of all credentials related to employment. The VetPro process must be completed prior to appointment to this position.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, age or membership/non-membership in a labor organization will not be considered in evaluating, ranking, or selection procedures. This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.


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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. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

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. 

If you are cannot apply online you may fax your application and supporting documents by following these instructions:

1.  Click this link to view and print the Occupational questionnaire - View Occupational Questionnaire Link to Full Questionnaire

2.  Print the OPM 1203FX form to provide your responses to the questionnaire.

3.  Fax the completed OPM 1203FX form along with your application and other supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144. Your completed 1203FX will serve as the cover page for your fax transmission. Be sure to include your name and social security number on each page being faxed.

To fax supporting documentation only that your are unable to upload, complete this USA Staffing coversheet -using Vacancy ID 817072. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Be sure to include your name and social security number on each page being faxed. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify your uploaded documents are attached to you application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account,  for this vacancy announcement.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.

The following will prevent your documents from being processed.

1.  Not using the OPM 1203FX or other specified cover sheet mentioned above.

2.  Missing, incomplete, or invalid Identification number.

3.  Missing or incomplete name and/or social security number on faxed pages.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists  (required.)

2.  Complete, updated and detailed Resume/CV (required)

3.  Copy of appropriate transcripts. (required)

4.  Evidence of current license as a nurse practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. (required)

5.  Evidence of current certification as a nurse practitioner form the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. (required)

6.  OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (required.)

7.  If you have prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (DD-214s must be included in your application packet in order to receive veterans preference.) 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 10-Point Veteran Preference with supporting documentation.

8.  If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required)


Yvette M. Taylor
Phone: (541)440-1000x40100
Fax: (541)440-1218
Agency Information:
VHA Roseburg HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources 05
913 NW Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR
97471 Fax: (541)440-1218


After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic requirements. Applicants meeting the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration. You will be notified when this decision is made and the outcome of any referral for this position.

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