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Job Title:NP Medical Practice

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:NP Medical Practice

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$82,451.00 to $140,598.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 834415(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.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. 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 .  




  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Selective Service Registration (If Applicable)
  • Designated drug testing position


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The Medical Practice, Infectious Disease, and Women's Health Care Clinics are composed of primary care clinics that address preventive health care, health maintenance needs and primary care for eligible veterans. Same day health services and other integrative services such as Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Nutrition and Behavioral Health are also offered in this setting.




   This NP will be accountable for the management and evaluation of a panel of patients under his/her care. The NP provides comprehensive preventative and wellness care as well as the spectrum of acute, episodic, chronic and end of life care to veterans.

   This NP will work collaboratively with the Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN, LVN, and MSA) and with the larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life.

   Clinic duties of the NP include but are not limited to the following:

1. Performing history and physicals, diagnosing and creating treatment plans.

2. Ordering lab and diagnostic images or tests.

3. Referring to specialty clinics and consulting with physicians when appropriate.

4. Triaging and coordinating follow-up appointments and/or outside care.

5. Performing pre-op surgical evaluation.

6. Promptly clearing reminders to meet medical center goals.


Requirements :  


    1)Possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted RN license with proof of Nurse Practitioner status.
    2)National Certification in the area of specialty, i.e. ANP, FNP, Geriatrics.Current BLS certification.
    3)At least two years of NP experience in Primary Care dealing with patients who have multiple complex medical issues is required. Extensive knowledge of current pharmacology for management of common diseases and conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

      Current NP Furnishing license and verification of experience to furnish is preferred.
      NP experience/practice in a primary care setting with Women's Health Care is preferred. 

      Monday through Friday, daytime hours. 


      This position is eligible for consideration for the Education Debt Reduction Program for fiscal year 2013.



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      • 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). 
      • 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
      • Registered nurse as defined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and completion from an accredited college or university based Nurse Practitioner Program.
      • MSN and NP National Certification.


      • Current CPR certification
      • Current National Certification in the area of specialty, i.e. ANP, FNP, ACNP, WHNP, Geriatrics.
      • Current BRN license with proof of Nurse Practitioner Status.
      • Current NP Furnishing License and verification of experience to furnish preferred

      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 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 demonstrate 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.     Education/Experience Requirements: 

      • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
      • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
      • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
      • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience. 
      • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience. 



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

      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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. ***



      You will be evaluated on your knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.  Applicants who meet the qualification and basic requirements will be further evaluated by the Professional Standards Board Your application, CV 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 is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      Qualification will be determined by Professional Standards Board


      Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

      Reasonable Accommodation:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Lesa Roderick at (415) 750-2107 ext. 3074, or by e-mail:  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

      If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50.  Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

      If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.


      If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


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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 MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   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 cannot apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: TAG:View Occupational 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 Vacancy ID: 834415.  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 TAG:Wednesday, March 20, 2013


      You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

        1. VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists(Available at (required).
        2. Resume (required)
        3. Occupational Questionnaire
        4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
        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 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at  
        6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
        7. Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything. You will not be contacted for additional information.

      Note: Your DD-214 must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at

      If you are claiming entitlement for 10-point veterans preference, you MUST submit your DD-214 showing character of service; and SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with the required VA letter dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 10% or more.


      Marie E. Permann
      Phone: (415)221-4810x2851
      Agency Information:
      VHA San Francisco VAMC
      Department of Veterans Affairs
      4150 Clement Street
      San Francisco, 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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