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Job Title:  Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Community Care/ Street Medicine
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  13-883554-AP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$77,591.00 to $132,721.00 / Per Year
Friday, April 26, 2013 to Friday, May 24, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Los Angeles, CA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 883554 (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.

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner to work in our Community Care program. This program focuses on a Veteran-centered holistic approach to care starting with outreach on the streets, and continues to care whether or not the Veteran clients are prepared to accept mental health, substance abuse services and primary care medical services- and despite potential treatment failures and setbacks. The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team consists of psychiatrists, social workers, community care workers and the APRNs. This team has a “street medicine” approach which incorporates a trans-disciplinary care team model into the community and engages homeless Veterans. This NP will be providing primary care to Veterans on the street or in shelters with potential follow-up care in the clinic. The NP will collaborate with a lead physician designee in a team assignment. He/she is administratively responsible to the Associate Chief Nurse, Nursing Service Community/Primary & Ambulatory Care and will report directly to the Community Care Nurse Manager. This position is not open to novice Nurse Practitioners. Job site location may be changed to LAACC, West LA or Sepulveda campuses to meet the needs of the organization

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

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



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.


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Duties include, but are not limited to:

1.    Participates in outreach activities that find or identify homeless Veterans

2.    Develops innovative care strategies with the Outreach staff that serve to reintegrate the homeless Veteran population

3.    Assists with the design and implementation of delivery systems or programs that facilitate the care of high risk veterans

4.    Provides primary care with skill and sensitivity to Veterans who are homeless, mentally ill, and/or using illicit substances

5.    Evaluates Veterans' physical and mental health, family and social history to identify health care needs

6.    Orders and interprets diagnostic tests

7.    Prescribes medications in accordance with scope of practice

8.    Maintains expected work load panel of patients, assuring their continuity of care, health maintenance, and meeting performance measures are a priority

9.    Completes all relevant clinical reminders and participates in performance and quality improvement activities

10. Uses the VA electronic health record "CPRS" to document all patient visits, evaluations, assessments, care plans; and orders, drugs and devices

11. Provides health education to Veterans, individuals and groups

12. Collaborates with team members to provide continuity of clinical care and implements a treatment plan

13. Participates in patient, staff and community education

14. Participates in medical and/or nursing research and quality improvement


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1.    A Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) or Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) required

2.    A graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirements of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing; however a Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) documentation will be required.

3.    Current Prescriptive/Furnishing License is required

4.    Current DEA certificate for controlled substances schedules II-V is required

5.    National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (ie. ACNP, ANP) is required

6.    Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross- CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers, or Military Training Network is required

7.    Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification from the American Heart Association or Military Training Network is required

8.    Full, active, current and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.

9.    Computer literacy proficiency with in-dept experience with the use of Microsoft Office programs or comparable word processing, spreadsheet and graphic software and the ability to learn new programs specific to the VA.

10. Minimum (3) three years of previous NP experience in an Ambulatory or Primary Care setting

11. Knowledge and experience with comprehensive Diabetes Management

12. Must have a valid Driver's License as this position requires driving and seeing Veterans in the community

13. Experience working with veterans and/or homeless, mental health and substance abuse populations preferred



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


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, kneeling, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The candidate may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The candidate may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The candidate will be working closely with others and may have protracted or irregular hours of work.

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. 

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 Compensable Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 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. 


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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 and requires a two year probationary period. 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 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.  

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.


Current VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Employees ONLY:

  1. Memo to be uploaded - Include your (1) Full Name, (2) Current Department, (3) Contact Number, (4) Signature and (5) VIN 883554 (required)
  2. Resume to be uploaded - with references (required)
  3. Answer the online Questionnaire (required) 


All Other Applicants: 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 (required)
    • If you have mixed work experience at an employer (e.g. LVN and RN) the time worked must be listed as separate entries according the the position held.
    • If working part-time, the number of hours per week must be listed.
    • All licenses ever held must be listed including other fields (e.g. RT, EMT, LVN, CNA, etc.)
  3. Transcripts [all levels of nursing education (ie. LVN/LPN), if applicable]. This is required to verify education.
  4. Optional Form 306 (OF 306)- Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at (required)
  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 compensable Veteran Preference (available at


***PLEASE NOTE: You must ensure all required forms are

appropriately signed and completed to be considered for this vacancy!


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: Online 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 VIN 883554.  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. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Any materials you send will not be returned. Mailed/Emailed applications will not be accepted.


Nursing Recruitment
Phone: (310)268-4642
Agency Information:
Nursing Service
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Building 500 Room 6215 Mail Code 118HR
Los Angeles, 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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