The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) functions relatively independently as guided by approved clinical protocols, and privileges, functioning within the scope of practice for a licensed ARNP. Ongoing collaboration with physicians, nursing staff and other health team members is essential. The incumbent is accountable for all decisions and actions in the care of assigned patients under the direct supervision of the assigned Physician Preceptor. The Preceptor will review medical records and clinical practice of the ARNP. The ARNP is directly responsible to the Chiefof Surgical Service.The ARNP is a registered nurse who has completed the necessary educational preparation in order to: engage in primary health care decision making; obtain advanced competencies and skills for assessing physical and psychosocial health/illness status of individuals,families and groups; promote health maintenance and protection against disease; and, manage the care of patients/clients within the scope of preparation and accountability. The incumbent provides care within a defined scope of practice. Duties/tasks include, but are not be limited to: performing initial and interim history and physical examinations; ordering laboratory, radiologic and other diagnostic tests and providing initial interpretations; ordering EKG's and providing initial interpretation; screening patients for disease prevention and identifying health risks and needs; formulating a diagnosis based on history, physical examination and clinical findings; developing and implementing a treatment plan, ordering appropriate pharmacological agents, referring to other healthcare professionals or community agencies as appropriate; assessing patient's learning needs, developing, implementing plans to meet needs, and instructing patients and families in self-care and treatment; documenting of assessments, reassessments, differential diagnosis, plan of care and patient education in the clinical record.
The incumbent is also responsible and accountable for maintaining BLS (and ACLS training when required).
Current opening positions include: General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology,Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular andUrology
Work schedule: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMMonday - Friday
Salary: Salary to be determined by a Nurse Professional Standards board based upon qualifications and experience.
LICENSURE: Current, active, full and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner with authorization to prescribe medications and schedule 2 narcotics.In order to complete the credentialing/boarding process, theselected candidate must obtain a Virginia License and authority to prescribe prior to appointment.
CERTIFICATION:Must maintain full and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body (the certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Å sum?Å . Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
To be eligible for consideration, the following documents are required and MUST be submitted with your application package:
- CurrentResume or CV
- VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/jobs_download/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf)
- Declaration of Federal Employment OF 306 - (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) (all applicants except current Richmond VAMC employees)
- Copies oftwo (2) most recent annual proficiency reports or performance evaluations.
- Current Federal employees (except current Richmond VAMC employees)must submit a copy of their latest/last Notification of Personnel Action SF-50B.
- Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
- Veterans eligibility documentation such as DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letters, as appropriate.
- Copies of official college transcript(s).
- Copies of all licenses and specialty board certifications.