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Job Title:Pain Management Program Coordinator

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-538-13-KH-886294

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,222.00 to $103,433.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 13, 2013 to Thursday, June 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Chillicothe, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Chillicothe and Ross County Community represents an ideal relocation opportunity and has been cited in popular periodicals as one of a growing number of smaller communities (approximately 75,000) with positive economic and cultural influences.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 886294

OUR MISSION: 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? 

Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required.” 

 

“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 and leadership positions 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/”]

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certificate, or Registered required.
  • Must Pass Pre-employment Examination.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required.
  • This is Non-Bargaining Unit position.

DUTIES:

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THE APPLICANT(S) SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR AN EDUCATION LOAN REIMBURSEMENT AWARD UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM.  THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AVAILABILITY AND APPLICANT MEETING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. 

Currently, we are recruiting for one Pain Management Program Coordinator  (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) in the Rehabilitation & Medicine Service Care Line for our Pain Management Program located at the Chillicothe VAMC. Incumbent is responsible for the development and continued operation of an effective and progressive pain management program.  The applicants' scope of practice will appropriately represent incumbents' area of expertise.  Incumbent is responsible for the establishment and oversight of an effective pain management program for the Medical Center. 

·      Responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating Medical Center based Pain Management activities.

·      Ensures all programs comply with Joint, VACO, VISN and Medical Center guidelines and standards.

·      Responsible for pain program related Directors Performance Measures as well as Joint, SOARS, OIG survey and quality improvement measures.

·      Incumbent provides technical, clinical and administrative supervision over the Pain Management Program.

·      independently and successfully resolves patient and staff complaints, makes recommendations on clinical treatment, program development, staffing duties, acts as a consultant on pain management needs at the request of other providers.

·      Makes decisions and takes actions on such matters as space allocation and utilization relating to clinic space needs, effective use and flow of allocated space, placement of space requests to the facility space committee and present request with justification to the space committee members as requested.

·      Makes recommendations for Fee services when pain management medical treatment has been identified as beneficial/necessary but unavailable from this facility.

·      Incumbent is responsible for successful consult management such as timely response to requests, assuring all pre-appointment needs are identified and satisfied prior to scheduling, management of consult assignment to most appropriate pain management clinic for action, analyze and resolve patient scheduling/ clinic availability issues. 

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Nurse Practitioner Qualification Standard:

Basic Requirements:

1. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

 

2. Graduation from School of Nursing

 

    (a) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. 

 

    1. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153.  The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs.  Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or

 

    2. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).  The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930.  Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.

 

    (b) The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing.  In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment.  Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work.  A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA.  Bridge programs that confer a master’s degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor’s Degree is not awarded.

 

    (c) In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (see paragraph 2a(3)) will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.

 

3. Registration

    (a)  Condition of Employment.  A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.  The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.

 

4. Physical Standards.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

 

5. English Language Proficiency.  RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

 

6. Nurse Practitioners.  A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master’s degree from a program accredited by the 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.]

OR

Physician Assistant Qualification Standard: 

Basic Requirements:

1. Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

2. Education or Training.  The candidate must meet one of the following:

    (1) A bachelor’s degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or

    (2) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor’s degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or

    (3) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician.  The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years.

3. Certification.  As of  March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment.  This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.

4. Physical Standards.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

5. English Language Proficiency.  PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

6. Restriction.  Under no circumstances may this occupation be used to employ physicians or other health care providers who do not meet the applicable qualification standards for their occupation.  All physician assistants must meet the requirements in subparagraphs a through above.

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

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

Reference:  VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-8, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf


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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  A working knowledge of proper body mechanics for lifting and transferring, and proper use of equipment in a safe and therapeutic manner is required.  Physical demands include but not limited to; prolonged sitting, reaching, stretching, walking, stooping, and bendding.  Periods of computer entry required on a daily basis.  Visual and auditory senses required but applicant will not be automatically rejected if deficit is present.

 

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.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

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 10-2850 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: 886294.  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, July 12, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Resume (Current Chillicothe VAMC employees and outside applicants) (REQUIRED).

2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available  at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf  (REQUIRED FOR OUTSIDE APPLICANTS ONLY).

      3. Occupational Questionnaire (REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS). 

4. OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf (Required for all applicants that are not Current Chillicothe VAMC employees.)

5. If you are claiming prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. 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). (Current Chillicothe VAMC employees do not need to submit.) 

7. Copies of college transcripts (REQUIRED FOR OUTSIDE APPLICANTS ONLY).

8. If you are a current or former federal employee, include your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows grade, step and tenure. (REQUIRED).

9. If you are a current federal employee, include your latest Performance Appraisal (REQUIRED)  

 

Note: ALL FORMS MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. FAILURE TO ENSURE SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE, SIGNED AND DATED REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. PLEASE CHECK TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED EVERYTHING. YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Monica Hollon
Phone: (740)773-1141x7069
Email: MONICA.HOLLON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Chillicothe VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH
45601
USA

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:

VHA-538-13-KH-886294

Control Number:

343420200