Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  1914018

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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

Responsibilities/General Description:

The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) Geriatric Nurse Practitioner is a professional Registered Nurse (RN) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) who uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with  a team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The NP is a member of the Geriatric & Extended Care Service, Home Based Primary Care Department providing diagnosis and treatment. The NP provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The NP is prepared in advanced practice across the health continuum. This practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment. The NP role includes participating in and use of research, development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management and consultation. The NP provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. Nurse Ill Scope of Practice:  Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creativeapproaches to management of complex patient care. (VA Handbook 5005)

Work Schedule:  Full-Time, 40 hours per week, to include on call hours as needed

Functional Statement Title/#:  Nurse Practitioner - Geriatrics
Relocation expenses will NOT be reimbursed

Recruitment incentive is NOT authorized

This position is in the bargaining unit

Travel Required

  • 75% or Greater
  • 50% Auburn / 50% Susanville Travel to patient homes, community locations and rural areas.

Relocation Authorized

  • No