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Job Title:Nurse Practitioner (Extended Care Service)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:MRN-T38-13-891850

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$61,900.00 to $108,138.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, May 30, 2013 to Thursday, September 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Marion, IL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 891850

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.

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

 

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.

 

Reasonable Accomodations:  The Marion VA Medical Center may provide reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants and employees with permanent disabilities and allow them to fullyparticipate in the application process, perform essential job functions, andenjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment, in accordance with allapplicable laws, regulations, and VA policies, unless to do so would cause undue hardship to the department.

 

 

This position may be filled by a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from this announcement OR by a Physician Assistant (PA) from announcement#MRN-T38-13-894151.

This position will remain open until filled.  Qualified applicants will be referred to the Selecting Official as they are received.

Area of Consideration:   All U.S. Citizens.

PLEASE NOTE:

(1)In Section 25 of theOccupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documentssection. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the"How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the requiredinformation and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

(2)Preferred Qualifications have been placed in the qualifications section of this announcement and questionnaire.

Please be sure your application/resume andsupporting documentation clearly reflect your expertise related to the preferred qualifications, if applicable.

 

 

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



 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

DUTIES:

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The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is assigned to the Extended Care Service working with extended care programs which includes Hospice/Palliative Care, Community Living Center, and Home Based Primary Care, for inpatients and outpatients.  Provides medical evaluation, diagnosis of patient's condition and orders/provides the necessary treatment and medications according to their discipline.  Provides care across the healthcare continuum with emphasis on the promotion of health, the stabilization of the disease process, and the prevention of complications.  Treating distressing symptoms including pain, nausea, breathlessness, insomnia, and other physical symptoms.  Will also provide age specific care with special expertise for the geriatric population, and those with chronic illnesses and end of life care needs.  Collaborates with other members of the nursing staff, medical staff and other disciplines to promote the development of high standards of practice and optimum patient care.  Participates as a team member in all interdisciplinary functions of patient care including assessment, planning, admission/discharge, referrals for continuity, as well as program activities or committees designed to improve patient care, treatment, program and organizational quality and performance.  Reports to the Chief, Extended Care Service.

WORK SCHEDULE:   8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

  • U.S. citizenship.  Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • A Nurse Practitioner must belicensed 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 maintainfull and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American NursesAssociation or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certificationmust be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.
  • 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).  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.  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.  Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
  • 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.
  • Must be proficient in spoken andwritten English. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  
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.     

Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, noexperience.

Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diplomain 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 orDiploma 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 approximately1-2 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 orDiploma 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 aBSN 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 orrelated field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

Preferred Experience: A minimum of at least (1) year of inpatient/outpatienthospice/palliative care experience.

Reference:  VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

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


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:

Requires lifting 45 pounds and over; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and repeated bending (approx. 2 hours).  Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.  Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4.  Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other.  Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors.  Hearing aid is permitted.


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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.


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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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 12, 2013 to receive consideration.
  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·OF-306
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·Resume
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript



VA Form 10-2850a
- Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 891850.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 12, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Monica Sartin
Phone: (618)997-5311x54219
Email: MONICA.SARTIN@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Marion IL VAMC
Human Resources Liaison Office
2401 West Main St
Marion, IL
62959

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

MRN-T38-13-891850

Control Number:

344555800