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    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.

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    Responsibilities

    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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453812100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.