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    This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more

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    This Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) (Facility PMOP Coordinator) position is located in Nursing Service at the Manchester campus location. This position is full-time, 40-hours per week.

    The Facility Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP) Coordinator will support Facility Pain POC/Clinical Leads in the coordination of pain management, opioid safety, and prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP)-related initiatives and implementation of VHA and the Joint Commission standards. The PMOP Coordinators will work in close collaboration with the VISN PMOP Coordinator, Facility Pain POC/Clinical Lead, Facility Primary Care (PACT) Pain Champion, Academic Detailing pharmacists and other facility stakeholders to ensure implementation of PMOP initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. The PMOP Coordinators will also support review of community provider opioid prescribing practices as required by the MISSION Act Section 131.

    The CNP is to practice to the full extent of their education, training and certification, without the clinical supervision or mandatory collaboration of physicians, as a licensed independent practitioner to provide specified medical or other patient care service. The CNP collaborates with other disciplines to develop, implement, and coordinate a system of patient care delivery that promotes communication, teamwork, high quality care, patient satisfaction, positive outcomes, appropriate utilization of resources and cost-effective services. Clinical privileges will guide advanced practice beyond basic education and are renewed every two years. The CNP has prescriptive authority for a panel of patients or program. Core functions include: performing history and physical examinations, diagnosing, treating, and managing acute and chronic health care problems, ordering appropriate testing and consults, performing adult care check-ups, prescribing medication and treatments, and teaching health promotion and disease prevention to patients. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers and/or orders medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team.

    Core elements of performance include but are not limited to panel management, care of walk in patients, triage patient phone calls, secure messaging, knowledge and active participation in clinic/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Will also influence care outcomes by providing expert consultation and guidance to nursing staff within the field of his/her specialty and by implementing improvements in health care delivery systems. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the total health care of a specialized patient population. Resolves unusual or unique care problems or situations for the panel, program, or service which require analytical, interpretive, and constructive thinking. Has prescriptive authority within the panel of patients.

    Division of labor for the Facility PMOP Coordinator is 80% administrative and 20% clinical.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
    Compressed/Flexible: May be authorized at the Supervisor's discretion
    Telework: May be authorized at the Supervisor's discretion
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    EDRP Authorized: Contact Brittney.Kohnke@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance
    Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    -This is an NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
    -This position is covered by a special rate.
    -Current or former employees must submit copies of their most recent Sf-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
    -This position is in the Excepted Service.
    -The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614539300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.