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Job Title: Nurse Practitioner (WOPC)
Company Name: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Location: Williamsport, PA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Social Services, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Counseling, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Nurse Practitioner (WOPC)

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center looking for a Full Time Internal Medicine/Family Practice Nurse Practitioner to provide Primary Care Services/Women's Health Care at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Community Based Outpatient Clinic Williamsport Outpatient (CBOC) located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Responsibilities will include services such as:

1. Care of acute and chronic illness including routine detection, management of diseases and medication management.

2. Preventive care such as age appropriate cancer screening, e.g. colorectal cancer screen.

3. Prevention of osteoporosis and treatment.

4. Immunizations.

5. Smoking Cessation and Weight Management counseling.

6. Alcohol use screen, counseling and referral for treatment.

7. Depression/ PTSD screening, evaluation and referral to Mental Health Clinic as appropriate.

8. Elective referral to specialty care will be at Wilkes-Barre - examples include ophthalmology, podiatry, physical therapy and social work as needed.

9. This position will be a designated Women's Health provider at this location providing gender specific care including but not limited to pelvic/breast exam, contraception counseling, management of menopause related concerns and initial evaluation and management of gender specific concerns.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Position can be filled as a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistantor Physician. Please see announcement #693-18-CP-2021176-BU for PhysicianAnnouncement or #693-18-CP-2021187-BU for Physician Assistant.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • 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). 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. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
  • 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.

Education/Experience Requirements: Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.

Preferred Experience: Masters degree in Nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years experience or Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field and approximately 3-4 years experience.

Advanced Certification inPrimary Care/Adult Care/Family Careas Nurse Practitioner required.

Grade Determinations: 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.

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: The nurse practitioner should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

All VHA personnel are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program in accordance with VHA Directive 1192.


DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Completed Online Questionnaire
  2. CV or Resume
  3. VA Form 10- 2850a - Application For Nurses And Nurse Anesthetists (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search
  4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
  5. Unofficial transcript(s) - official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired.

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2021181.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • 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). 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. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
  • 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.

Education/Experience Requirements: Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.

Preferred Experience: Masters degree in Nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years experience or Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field and approximately 3-4 years experience.

Advanced Certification inPrimary Care/Adult Care/Family Careas Nurse Practitioner required.

Grade Determinations: 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.

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: The nurse practitioner should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

All VHA personnel are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program in accordance with VHA Directive 1192.


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