Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 906388

This announcement has a current closing date of September 12, 2013.  We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, eligible and qualified applicants that have submitted complete application packets will be referred to the selecting official at various intervals.  If the vacancy is filled prior to the closing date, the announcement will be closed.

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.

 

Clarksburg, approximate population of 18,000 citizens, is located at the center of West Virginia's 1-79 High Tech Corridor. The High Tech Corridor is anchored on the north by Morgantown, which is the home of West Virginia University, a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution and training academy for Cisco Systems, Inc., and Oracle. Morgantown was recently rated the best small city in America bybizjournals.com. Other regional high technology operations include the National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NASA IV and V Center, and Department of Defense Biometrics Fusion Center. Additional educational opportunities are available through Fairmont State University, Salem International University, Alderson-Broaddus College and West Virginia Wesleyan College. In addition to exceptional professional challenges, Clarksburg offers an unsurpassed quality of life, which includes low cost of living, short commutes, and outstanding recreational opportunities. For additional information, please visit http://www.clarksburg.com/.


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.

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

Duties

Please Note:  Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are required for this position.

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities

This is a full-time position, with half of the time being spent in Compensation & Pension (C & P) and the other half of the time spent in the Emergency Department (ED).

 

In C & P, major duties/responsibilities include:

 

Performing compensation & pension (disability) examinations, which includes review of medical records, obtaining history, performing physical examinations of the Veterans, assimilation of lab and x-ray data, and completion of final reports.

 

Strong computer skills are necessary as the selectee uses an electronic medical record to order all appropriate lab and x-ray tests and for the completion of the C & P medical examination report.

 

These reports are provided to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) for determinations of service-connected disability and benefits.  The selectee draws on an extensive medical knowledge base to make appropriate diagnoses, assess the level of function, and evaluate the claimed condition’s relationship to the Veteran’s active military service.  The selectee also provides medical opinions relating to service-connected benefits, receives cases on appeal, and responds to referrals in a timely manner.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

In the Emergency Department, major duties/responsibilities include:

 

~ Provide evaluation, stabilization, and disposition of patients that present to the ED.

~ Provide direct patient care in the ED under the guidance of the ED physician(s).

~ Document of all ED visits through the electronic medical record.

~ Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Tour of Duty:  Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Sunday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. or 9:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center.