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Job Title:  RN/Nurse Practitioner/Hospital in Home
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA.NV.13.MDi.962349

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

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SALARY RANGE:
$62,230.00 to $103,743.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, September 26, 2013 to Friday, December 20, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
VN-0610-00
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hamilton, OH United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 962349

 

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?

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH is currently recruiting for One (1) Nurse Practitioner (NP), for the Hospital in Home Program based in Hamilton, Ohio. 

One (1) full time positions is open for a Nurse Practitioner for the Hospital in Home Program in Primary Care Service.  The Nurse Practitioner is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team providing histories and physical exams, planning care, evaluating outcomes, revising care interventions and providing care coordination.  The NP will serve as a Hospital in Home consultant to various staff, disciplines and services within the medical center and community.  The NP provides nursing leadership within the program and will participate in educational programs that lend an opportunity to share expertise and knowledge in care.  The Hospital in Home Program is based in Hamilton, Ohio CBOC.  The NP will report to the Nurse Manager, HBPC.  This program requires  travel to patients’ homes within a 30/50-mile radius of the Medical Center

VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE:  You must have valid driver's license as the incumbent will drive a government car.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:   Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with weekend coverage as needed.

 

                                                           VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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The position is located in Primary Care Service.  The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a skilled health care provider who utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis, and the prescribing of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease.  Nurse practitioner practice promotes wellness and prevents illness and injury. 

The NP is responsible for both coordinating and providing acute care services in the Hospital in Home Program.  The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for interviewing, evaluating, assessing, diagnosing and treating  patients admitted into the Hospital in Home Program.  The Hospital in Home Nurse Practitioner utilizes acute care guidelines, appropriate nursing and medicine standards of care, and collaboration with team physicians in providing quality care to patients presenting with acute conditions. 

The Nurse Practitioner Hospital in Home conducts a comprehensive assessment of patients' medical, physical and bio-psychosocial including:

  • Obtains a relevant health and medical history
  • Performs a physical examination based on age and history
  • Conducts preventative screening procedures based on age and history
  • Updates evaluation of health status to determine need for further health care
  • Formulates appropriate medical diagnosis based on data obtained
  • Orders appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests
  • Identifies and prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological agents
  • Identifies needs of the individual and family as a result of the evaluation of collected data
  • Provides relevant patient/family education

The Nurse Practitioner, Hospital at Home is accountable to the ACOS/Primary Care Service.  She/he works with the attending staff, Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and physicians.  She/he is directly supervised by the Nurse Manager, HBPC.

 

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS:

Citizen of the United States.  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).  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.  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.    Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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

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. 

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  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires a valid driver's license as the incumbent will drive a government car to Veteran's Homes.  This position also requires walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing.  The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations.  The incumbent will be exposed to patients with dementia. The incumbent must be mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities base on patient needs.


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.

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 10-2850a 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 ( 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 are selected for this position, you will be required to complete the following forms within 3 days from the date of the tentative offer of employment: 

 

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: 962349.  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: Monday, September 30, 2013 


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

  1. CV or Resume - (If submitting a resume please make sure your resume includes where you worked, when (MM/YY), country of citizenship, and whether you were full-time or part-time.  If you were part time, be sure to state how many hours you worked (required).
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at   http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf ) (required).
  3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. This SF-50 must be a pay action that showes your grade and step, you cannot use an SF-50 that is for an award.(required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mary Dixon-Richardson
Phone: (513)559-3600x3663
Email: MARY.DIXON-RICHARDSON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Cincinnati VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH
45220

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.

NOTE: If you are selected for this position a number of pre-employment requirements must be met before a final commitment of employment can be made.  Two of these requirements, the background check (E-Qip) and Credentialing (VetPro, if required), must be initiated and completed by the applicant within three (3) days of the tentative offer of employment.  Failure to complete E-Qip and Credentialing (VetPro) within three (3) calendar days may result in withdrawal of the tentative employment offer.


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