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Job Title:Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department (Integrated Clinical Services)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-553-13-KT-953161 Out

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$58,893.00 to $109,064.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 to Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Detroit, MI United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 953161

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.


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 nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

 

NOTE: The full performance level of this vacancy is NP III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is the range of NP-I to NP-III. The Professional Standards Board will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.


 

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.

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
  • MSN and certification/licensure

DUTIES:

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WORK SCHEDULE/TOUR OF DUTY: 7 Days per week with Rotating Off Days & Weekends and Holidays.

List of shifts:

Shift 1 - 9am - 5:30 pm

Shift 2 - 1pm - 9:30 pm

Shift 3 - 8am - 4:30pm

Shift 4 - 10am - 6:30pm

Shift 5 - 9am - 9pm

Shift 6 - 8am - 6:30pm

 

The Incumbent practices as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in an advanced practice role. This individual will practice in an autonomous roles, under the regulations of the Nurse Practice Act in the State of Michigan. The NP demonstrates advanced competencies in assessing, treating and coordinating care for the physical and psychosocial status of individual, families and population group. This NP collaborates with physicians where appropriate to ensure comprehensive quality patient care. The NP utilizes, critical judgment in the management of the exacerbation of chronic diseases and acute medical emergencies. Additionally, he/she functions in a role with delegated medical functions. Therefore, the NP must demonstrate expertise in making medical judgments. The NP is an active member of the multidisciplinary health care team. The NP participates in health service research involving community and/or Veteran populations and other health care activities. The NP participates in and/or develops and leads in the monitor and evaluation of the quality of care delivers to Veterans. The overall practice is characterized by leadership in initiating and implementing programs to improve patient are, and service as a consultant in clinical practice. Clinical privileging in the Medical Center Credentialing and Privileging Policy.

 

The NP works as the Emergency Department Advance Nurse Practitioner: 

 

Performs comprehensive history and physical exams of patients with urgent and emergent medical problems.

 

Identifies differential diagnoses, assesses the severity of the patients' illness and establishes priorities of care for the presenting problem.

 

Develop a treatment plan and appropriate follow up care

 

Communicates pertinent patient information to the collaborating physician.

 

Educates the patient about the diagnosis and treatment plan.

 

Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests.

 

Obtains informed consent for all procedures.

 

Exercises prescriptive authority as outlines in VA policy.

 

Documents patient care appropriately in the computerized patient record (CPR).

 

Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPPA requirement.

 

Assists physician and performs independently ED procedures with his/her scope of practice.

 

Keeps current on new knowledge gained from conference, workshops, professional literature, or other training and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.

 

Participates in the Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation of his/her practice in partnership with the collaborating physicians per medical staff bylaws.

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Work experience in the Emergency Room is preferred.

 

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
  • 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.  

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. 

    • Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists

      On and after [March 17, 2009], registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving into these assignments must meet and maintain the following additional qualifications. This includes employees appointed before [March 17, 2009], who obtain such qualifications on or after [March 17, 2009.]   ******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.]***

     

    Preferred Experience: GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

    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.]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.

     

    Experience as a RN (or in this case -as a NP) 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.     
    Reference:  VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE on your Resume/CV, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.  Your work experience must be described in detail and list the dates of employment (in the month/year format) for each place of employment (paid or non paid experience) listed.  If employment was part time, please indicate the # of part time hours worked on a weekly basis.  For each place of employment, you must indicate if employment was either FULL TIME or PART TIME. 


    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:

    Incumbent should be able to lift an average size and weight human being with the assistance of another provider. Heavy lifting and carrying (45+lbs); Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); Light lifting (under 15 lbs: Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); light carrying (under 15 lbs); straight pulling (1 hr); pushing (2 hrs); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hrs); standing (4 hrs); repeated bending (4 hrs); both legs required; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shard of colors; hearing (aid permitted). Work may be perofrmed outside and inside; working closely with others working alone. 

     

    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 Tuesday, September 10, 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 (NP license required, NP-ANCC Certification required, 102850A application required, copy of MSN Transcript required)
       ·Resume
       ·Transcript

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

     

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

     

    Copy of MSN transcript is required of all applicants

    Copy of NP licensure is required of all applicants

    Copy of ANCC certification is required of all applicants

     

    If applicable,a copy of any other credentials/certifications that are related to the NP occupation.

     

    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.pdfand provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 953161

    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 Tuesday, September 10, 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:

    VAMC Detroit
    Phone: (313)576-1000x63946
    Email: DONOTREPLY@VA.GOV
    Agency Information:
    Integrated Clinical Medicine
    4646 John R
    Detroit, MI
    48201
    USA

    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.

     

    EEO POLICY STATEMENT: http://www.uasjobs.gov/eeo

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

    Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

    Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg

    Please do not send any application packet materials to the DETROIT/DINGELL VAMC.  

    You must use either the on-line process method OR the Fax option listed in the job posting.

    Performance Based Interviews (PBI) may be used. For more information visit the following website http://www.va.gov/pbi.

     


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    Job Announcement Number:

    VHA-553-13-KT-953161 Out

    Control Number:

    350689800