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Job Title:  Nurse Practitioner (PATC)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-523-13-877871

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year
Monday, May 06, 2013 to Friday, May 24, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boston Metro Area, MA United States
Open to all U.S. Citizens


Salary: Commensurate with experience

Service: Surgical

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 877871 


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

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


·    Open to all U.S. Citizens


  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


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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


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.


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Nurse Practitioner:
Graduate from a Nurse Practitioner training program accredited by the NL NAC or CCNE and certification/state license as a Registered Nurse Practitioner.



          1.    Lifting up to 45 lbs.  (Intermittently)

2.     Carrying up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)

3.     Repeated bending

4.     Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs.(Intermittently)

5.     Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)

6.     Stooping (Intermittently

7.     Squatting (Intermittently)

8.     Kneeling (Occasionally)

9.     Use of both arms

10.  Use of both hands

11.  Use of fingers

12.  Overhead work; both arms (Intermittently)

13.  Prolonged walking (Up to 4 hrs./day)

14.  Prolonged standing (Up to 4 hrs./day)

15.  Sitting (Up to 2 hrs./day)

16.  Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other

17.  Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13 - 16 inches

18.  Ability to distinguish shades of colors

19.  Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet.  Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds

20.  Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations. 



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. ***

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 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative 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. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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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.  Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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 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: 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: 877871.  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, May 24, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at (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. SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for Current or former Federal employees. (required).  


Job Information
Phone: (774)826-1269
Agency Information:
Surgical Service
940 Belmont St
Brockton, MA


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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