Nurse Practitioner (Wound Care for Specialty Care)

Location
Minneapolis, MN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 26, 2017
Closes
Sep 26, 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

NURSE PRACTITIONER

WOUND CARE

SPECIALTY CARE SERVICE LINE

Full-TimeMonday-Friday

APRNSTATE LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED

APRN EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

The Wound Ostomy Service at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center provides comprehensive wound care, exploring different diagnostic and treatment options to treat and manage complex wounds .. Wound care providers work with each patient to design an individualized care management plan, from routine testing to the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for veterans of all ages.

Role:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a licensed practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the particular patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and NP standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status) .

The Wound Care NP will serve as consulting provider of wound, skin and ostomy care services. The Wound Care NP will participate in development of interdisciplinary/programmatic quality improvement plan by identifying areas for review, assisting with data collection, and establishment and implementation of corrective actions. . The Wound Care NP will lead and evaluate nursing practices and stay current on all requirements necessary for WOCN nursing staff.

The Wound Nurse Practitioner will provide leadership for development of evidence-based policy, procedure, and protocol related to clinical program specific to specialty. The Wound Ostomy Nurse Practitioner will initiate and participate in research projects, performance improvement teams and other work groups as appropriate.

The Wound Care NP, with collaboration of a physician, will serve as clinical expert in wound care management for patients, their families, and the staff; will provide leadership and guidance through consultation in Wound and Ostomy Nursing according to the standards of the WOCN Society

The Wound Care NP will report to both the Chief of Plastic Surgery and the Specialty Care Clinical Practice Manager (an APRN). The Wound Ostomy NP will help the hospital serve a critical role improving to improve the health of the veteran community.

Responsibilities:

  • Triage consults and provide direct clinical care. See new patients of the practice for first evaluation and discussion of treatment options.
  • Provide leadership (evidence-based policies, procedures, protocols related to clinical program specific to specialty) . Lead and monitor SCC WOCN nursing staff in daily operations.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive, evidence-based wound care algorithms and practices at the Minneapolis VAMC
  • Work closely with the Spinal Cord physicians and spinal cord unit WOC staff in order to provide high-quality, comprehensive patient wound care as a cohesive team.
  • Performance improvement (data collection, corrective action)
  • Develop and implement Wound Ostomy telehealth program
  • Track abnormal lab results to confirm that patient has had appropriate follow-up as ordered in the patient's plan of care.
  • Determine need for medical or surgical intervention in collaboration with physicians.
  • Respond to WOC patient calls and secure messaging (My Health-E Vet).
  • Function as a team member, providing backup coverage when required.
  • Be available as a resource for WOC health questions for non-WOC providers.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • Position Requirements:

    * Must have Master's degree or Doctoral degree with national certification (ANCC or AANP) as an Adult/Geriatric or Family Nurse Practitioner.

    * Must have current state NP license in a state that permits licensed independent practice (LIP) and allows prescriptive privileges for legend drugs & supplies, and controlled substances.

    * Certification and licensure must be maintained and renewed when necessary. .

    * Current provider card in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred.

    * Requires national certification in Wound & Ostomy, or candidate must be currently board-eligible for this examination. If board-eligible, all requirements for Wound -Ostomy certification must be completed within the first year of employment.

    * Additional:

    o Eager to learn, master, and apply new skills

    o Excellent organizational abilities and computer skills

    o Excellent communication skills

    o Ability to be a team player in a busy environment

  • 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 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 nurseand advanced practice nursein a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
    • Certification in area of specialty for employment.
    Grade Determinations:
    The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
    • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
    • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
    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.

    Education/Experience Requirements: A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and 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.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Physical Requirements: In accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). Requirements include:

    Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Both Hands Required; Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Both Legs Are Required; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.

    Conditions of Employment: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment).

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one or two year probationary period.
  • 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • 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.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    External Applicants

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. CV or Resume.
    2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist. Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf
    3. VA Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment. Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
    4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214

    5. Two letters of reference, and one signed and dated performance review

    VA Applicants

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. CV or Resume.
    2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf
    3. 3. SF-50 - https://eopf.nbc.gov/va
                        VA Forms - Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search

      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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

      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 2004855.

      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.