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Job Title: Nurse Practitioner (GI)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Long Beach, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/24/2017
Expire Date: 02/22/2018
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Job Description
Nurse Practitioner (GI)

NOTE: This is a temporary position not to exceed two years.

The Nurse Practitioner for this position will be assigned to the Medicine & Inpatient Health Care Group at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in Long Beach, California.The Nurse Practitioner works as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team in the Gastroenterology Lab.The incumbent collaborates with other members of the team to provide medical care to veterans. The Nurse Practitioner serves as a clinical provider and aneducator forpatients on proper living standards in order to decreaseillness.The Nurse Practitioner is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of men and women patients. Provides comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including health history, physical examination, and patient education to veterans; outpatients include both rescheduled and unscheduled veterans. Initiate appropriate referrals and consultation to other clinical services. Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral. Establish and coordinate a plan of care related to patients identified problems. Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment. Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications. Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement. Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter; recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter. Follow Performance Measure guidelines including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA Formula requirements and Customer Services standards. Work efficiently with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team, and other VALBHS staff, demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsible, practice and ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented. The Nurse Practitioner shall participate in the continuous quality improvement program. The incumbent is expected to be familiar with and comply with all national standards utilized at this medical treatment facility, including VA Performance Measures and Monitors, Joint Commission, and NCQA standards.

We are a 24/7 medical center, incumbents may be expected towork nights, weekends, holidays, and off-tour to meet our Veteran's needs.

Relocation expenseshave not been authorized.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentiveare notauthorized

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Registration - Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA
  • Educational requirements can be met as follows:

(1) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). OR

(2) 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. OR

(3) 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.

  • Applicants must hold a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, and be certified at the national level as a Family Nurse Practitioner, or Adult Nurse Practitioner.
  • Applicants musthave a current, valid DEA #

The following requirements are preferred for this position:

  • At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment - Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).

References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by aProfessional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Veteran's Preference:

When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veteransshould claim preferenceon the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, andPurple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submita completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.

Required Documents:

External VA Long Beach Applicants:

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.vacareers.va.gov/jobs_download/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf)
  4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
  5. Unofficial transcript(s) - official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired).
  6. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf ).
  7. Veterans must submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement.
  8. If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

INTERNAL VA Long Beach Applicants:

  1. Completed Online Questionnaire
  2. CV or Resume
  3. VA Form 10- 2850a - Application For Nurses And Nurse Anesthetists (Available at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/jobs_download/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf)

Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Registration ? Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA
  • Educational requirements can be met as follows:

(1) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). OR

(2) 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. OR

(3) 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.

  • Applicants must hold a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, and be certified at the national level as a Family Nurse Practitioner, or Adult Nurse Practitioner.
  • Applicants musthave a current, valid DEA #

The following requirements are preferred for this position:

  • At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment ? Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).

References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by aProfessional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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