Job Overview

Summary

                                             Vacancy Identification Number: 1828450

 

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If you have never been to Reno, let us tell you: it is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail. We are just 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe offering most any water sport you can imagine: fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding in addition to skiing and snowboarding  (where many Olympic athletes do their training). We are the home of a dynamic art and event scene: Artown, Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, Rib Cook off, Balloon Races – and that's just July – September! Humidity is low – so temperatures remain (or at least feel) moderate.

The Reno VA is the teaching affiliate of the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, the state's only medical school. The Davidson Academy, the state designated "university school for profoundly gifted pupils", is located on the UNR campus. Additionally TMCC offers accessible post high school classes and degrees and offers the opportunity to continue higher education through UNR.

We encourage you to consider VA employment in Reno, NV, join a team that values a healthy home/work life balance and be rewarded by the role you'll play in keeping the promise to those who served.

RECRUITMENT OR RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION

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 Nurse Practitioner, 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov


If you previously applied to announcement 654-16-SO-1771137-BU, you need not reapply to this announcement.

This announcement has been extended to December 02, 2016.

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.

Duties

The Nurse Practitioner for the Emergency Department executes position responsibilities that demonstrate experience, and creative approached to management of a highly complex patient care.  The Nurse Practitioner adheres to established policies and procedures and demonstrates leadership, managerial expertise, mentorship, clinical expertise, and innovation. 

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Applies the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to systems or processes at the urgent care level.

  • Provide nursing and medical services to Veterans and their families/caregivers in individual settings.

  • Diagnose and manage acute, chronic, and episodic illnesses.

  • EDNP practice dimensions may include but are not limited to ordering, conducting, supervising and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests and prescription of pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic therapies.

  • Teaches and counsels Veterans and families/caregivers.

  • Integrates biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, cultural, population and age-specific patient characteristics to provide holistic care.

  • Educates and encourages patient self-management.

  • Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.

  • Maintains privacy and confidentiality of all patient information, including electronic, print, and conversations.

  • Provides patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.

Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, including Nights, Weekends and Holidays

Functional Statement Title/#: Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, VN-0610

This position is covered under the bargaining unit.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No