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Job Title:  Nurse Practitioner (Morehead City CBOC)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-558-13-DU-909954-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$76,847.00 to $111,395.00 / Per Year
Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Morehead City, NC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 909954

The Durham VA Medical Center is recruiting a full-time Nurse Practitioner for the Morehead City CBOC. 


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? As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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  




Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointments of persons with disabilites(i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Full unrestricted licensure required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • English language proficiency required


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The Morehead City Clinic is an off-site, clinic that serves to meet the primary care needs of the veteran population. Position may also be filled by a Physician Assistant.



  Morehead City provides:

·         Primary care services for veterans in and around Morehead City, North Carolina.

·         Behavioral Health services including individual, group and family counseling.

·         Handicapped Accessible: full and easy access for all veterans.

·         Personal Care: Highly qualified primary care providers, specialty care referrals to the Durham VA Medical Center.

·         Laboratory: Blood drawing services available.

·         Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or My HealtheVet.


 The Nurse Practitioner practices general medicine with a focus on community based outpatient clinical care.  Approximately 90% of his or her time is dedicated to developing and maintaining an interdisciplinary approach to the direct care of general medicine clinic patients.


This mid-level independently follows his or her own panel of general medicine patients, functioning as their primary care provider.  This primary care/gatekeeper role is incumbent with a high degree of responsibility and independence.


The location of the CBOC away from the Medical Center means that assessment skills and breadth of knowledge must be superior.  In addition, he or she must be a highly effective communicator in order to negotiate with consultants at the VAMC regarding the triaging of patients he or she refers.  These skills are required at a level that exceeds that of VAMC-based mid-level provider.



Because of the highly integrative approach used in community based outpatient clinics, Mid-level must work closely with his or her colleagues and must serve as a leader in developing processes to improve care and satisfaction. 


Enrolls patients in active Ambulatory Care research protocols and completes follow-up visits with required studies as appropriate.


The Scope of Practice of all registered nurses in all areas of clinical practice is defined in the four (4) dimensions outlined in the Nurse Qualification Standard, and is specific to the Grade:

1.       PRACTICE   (Practice, Ethics, Resource Utilization)  

2.       PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ( Education/Career Development, Performance)

3.       COLLABORATION  ( Collaboration, Collegiality)

4.       SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY ( Quality of Care, Research)


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Grade and salary to be determined by the Nurse Porfessional Standards Board

* Note: This position requires the completion of a Dependent Crendtialing process (Vetpro)


Required Qualifications


·         U.S. Citizenship, Birth or Naturalized (appropriate documentation required)

·         At least two years of successful experience as a NP and has successfully undertaken difficult or complex clinical, administrative, research and/or educational assignments which have required an unusual degree of leadership and competence.

·         Master’s degree from an NLN or CCNE accredited Nurse Practitioner program

·         National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner

·         Current, full, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse




Preferred Qualifications

Professional practice characterized by progressively more responsible leadership assignments in clinical, administrative, and educational and/or research areas.  An individual can demonstrate these abilities after approximately 8 years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner.


·         Minimum 2 years experience in Primary Care and/or Internal Medicine.

·         Prior experience working with Veteran patients in Community or Acute Care Setting

·         Demonstrated evidence of leadership potential with an emphasis on skills in interpersonal relationships, program development, critical thinking, and problem solving

·         Documented evidence of successful professional practice with progressively complex positions/assignments.

·         Demonstrated ability to use computer systems in support of patient care delivery.

·         Demonstrated excellence in written/verbal communication, time management and working with an interdisciplinary team.

Prior VA experience.



Preferred Level of Education

MSN or PHD with FNP or ANP


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


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.


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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


Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4,6, or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.  The applicant selected will be required to serve 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 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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: 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 Vacancy ID: 847794.  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.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  CV or Resume.

2.   VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at (required).

3.   OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

4.  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 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at

5.   If currently employed in the Federal service, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

6.   Credentialing release of information authorization.


Monica M. Parker
Phone: (919)286-0411x6901
Agency Information:
Thank You, NC


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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