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Job Title:ARNP (Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner), Primary Care

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:NY-13-CJF-877587

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$58,595.00 to $101,273.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 22, 2013 to Monday, May 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bay Pines, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 877587

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?

 

For New Hires grade and salary will be determined by Nurse Professional Standards Board.

Current VA employees will be reassigned with same grade and step on Bay Pines VAHCS pay schedule.

 

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

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

DUTIES:

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Duties:  Serve as provider for patients who require care within the assigned clinic structure within the Department.  He/She is responsible for the management of patients to include examination, medical care management, coordination of consultation, referral of patients, development and operation of quality assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews.  Coordinates health care needs according to guidelines established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and sound medical practice.  Measurement of clinical performance is based upon quality reviews, completion of clinical reminders in CPRS, participation in medical center committees, and other methods.  An active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Healthcare System and its clinics is maintained.  An essential element is active knowledge of the medical records system (CPRS).  This shall include using the computerized medical record system for progress notes, orders, and medical record review and completion of such records in a complete and timely manner.  He/She shall have knowledge of and abide by Healthcare System Bylaws, VHA Rules and Regulations and have a familiarization with existing VA specific clinical guidelines.

 

The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner will obtain applicable history information and perform routine age specific screening examinations.  The ARNP will plan therapeutic regimens for patients who require treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and provide follow-up as appropriate. The successful candidate will collaborate with the supervising physician as needed concerning patients who are refractory to current treatment.  The Nurse Practitioner will offer education and counseling to patients and families concerning the results and meaning of examinations and tests, for screening, maintenance, restorative, and preventive medical strategies, particularly in regard to elders' health issues. He/She will work in collaboration with other members of the health care team to formulate the plan of care that addresses the patient’s diagnosis, physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs to improve the quality of care delivered to the Veteran. The ARNP must be highly motivated and reliable, self directed and experienced in adult and family practice as well as pharmacological management.

 

The successful candidate will perform general physical examinations and multidimensional assessments on eligible patients in order to assess their health status, diagnose existing health problems and implement maintenance, restorative, and preventive medical measures. 

 

He/She will need superior critical thinking skills to prevent or respond to emergency situations and must possess assertive, effective communication and teaching skills.  The incumbent will support and advocate for America’s Veterans, support the Patient Bill of Rights, provided compassionate care while respecting patient’s personal values and beliefs. The successful candidate will possess the ethics and values that are consistent with the mission, values, priorities, goals and resources of the Veterans Administration Healthcare System.

  

This position will require standing and walking for extended periods of time as well as hearing and vision corrected to the near normal range. Occasional floating within surgical clinics is to be expected. This is not a training position and is not open to novice nurses.

                                                                                                             


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Relocation Expenses:  Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

 

Citizen of the United States.  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.  In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.   Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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

 

Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists.  On and after [March 17, 2009], registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving into these assignments must meet and maintain the following additional qualifications.  This includes employees appointed before [March 17, 2009], who obtain such qualifications on or after [March 17, 2009]

 

Nurse Practitioners.  A nurse practititioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.  [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.] 

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2   

ARNP PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to pass pre-employment physical.  Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, straight pull 8 hours, pushing 8 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 8 hours, standing 8 hours, kneeling, repeated bending 8 hours, both legs required, near vision correctable at 13" to 16", far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), constant noise.  Environmental Factors:  solvents (degreasing agents), working with hands in water, working closely with other, protracted or irregular hours of work.  Reference:  VA Handbook 5019. 


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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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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 

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) 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 (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) 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: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  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  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 877587.  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 Monday, May 06, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You 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   http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire.
  4. Copy of ARNP License.
  5. Copy of ARNP National Certification in Adult, Family Practice or related field.
  6. Copy of BLS and ACLS Card from American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
  7. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
  8. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Cindy Foster
Phone: (727)398-6661x4728
Email: CINDY.FOSTER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Bay Pines HCS
Online Applications Accepted ONLY
No Mail or Email or In Person Applicants
PO Box 5005 HRMS 05
Bay Pines, FL
33744-9900

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

NY-13-CJF-877587

Control Number:

342202100