Job Overview

Summary

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Service: Surgical

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 877871 

***POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE JAMAICA PLAIN, MA CAMPUS***

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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

WHO MAY APPLY:

·    Open to all U.S. Citizens

Duties

The Surgical Service is recruiting for one (1) full-time Nurse Practitioner to support the Pre-Admission Testing Clinic (PATC) section. The tour of duty will be:  Monday through Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (tour is flexible upon applicant's employment and service needs)

Incumbent will be working in the Pre-Admission Testing Clinic (PATC), office, and clinic of surgical service. She/he assesses the physical, emotional and developmental status of patients and makes positive interventions to maintain, restore or improve health. The NP responsibilities include the evaluation and treatment of the adult and elderly patient. The assessment and treatment of this patient population take into consideration the patient's needs as they relate to physical limitation, unique physiology, and age related illnesses. The incumbent develops, monitors and alters a comprehensive health care treatment program by formulating a comprehensive data base including physical and psychosocial health history, physical examination, and evaluation of laboratory diagnostic testing, discriminating between normal and abnormal findings in planning treatment intervention therapies and collaborating with the supervisory/attending physician regarding abnormal findings. The incumbent initiates and adjusts selected medications, facilitates the ordering of diagnostic tests, i.e., lab work, x-rays, EKGs, consults, and similar studies; documenting in the medical record all procedures performed. The incumbent participates in interdisciplinary team conferences to assure the quality patient care management. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing pre-operative histories and physical examinations for the Podiatry section of Surgical Service, as well as other sections, as needed.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT# 903610

NOTE:  This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
NOTE:  Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
NOTE:  Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
NOTE:  Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.