Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care (Midtown Clinic)
The Phoenix VA Health Care System is currently recruiting forfull time primary care Nurse Practitioner. This position will be located at our Midtown Clinic on 15th Avenue and Camelback, however, this announcement can be used to fill other positions, as needed. Duties include providing direct patient care to assigned clinic panel within a patient care aligned team (PACT). The position includes the management of required labs, medications, consultation and/or follow-up planning. Progress notes and orders are required on all patients, as well as histories and physicals when indicated. Care planning with collaborating physicians, peers, patients, families and allied services is expected. This may include rotating days off, rotating tours of duty, weekend and holiday coverage. This position may be subject to reassignment as patient care needs are warranted.
The tour of duty for the NP will be flexible to meet both staffing and administrative needs and this may include evening, weekend, holidays and off-tour shifts.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): If you have qualifying education debt, you may be eligible to apply for the federal Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on availability of funds.
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive has been approved and is available for a highly qualified candidate.
* Citizen of the United States.
* Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
* 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).
* 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. 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.
* 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.
* BLS per local facility policy.
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as a Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner 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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
* Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
* Prescribing and dispensing authority required
* National Certification required
* Three (3) years ofPrimary Care or Internal Medicine.
* Evidence of progressive leadership activities and successful participation in Nursing or Medical Center activities/committees.
* Ability to easily establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships and communication with physicians, staff, patient, and significant others.
* Working knowledge of Joint Commission standards and Nursing Standards of Care for ambulatory care patients. Demonstrated ability to perform duties in accordance with VA and Joint Commission standards.
* Evidence of patient teaching/education and critical thinking skills and performance.
* Demonstrated ability to perform duties with initiative and independence.
* Demonstrated ability to independently and collaboratively make patient care decisions.
* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
* Possess basic computer knowledge and skills with proficiency in preparing reports/documents.
* Prior Ambulatory Care, Outpatient Clinic, Emergency Room and/or Telephone Triage experience.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. the health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to perform work that requires regular and recurrent bending, lifting 45 lbs or more, stooping climbing, reaching above the shoulder, stretching and similar activities supporting various weights; walking and standing for 8 hours; frequent pushing medication charts, wheel chairs, litters, beds; use of fingers both hands and both legs; emotional stability (you must be able to care for Veterans with various medical and psychiatric illnesses who at times may exhibit unpredictable behavior and may have the potential to be physically or verbally aggressive); near vision correctable at 13" to 16" far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other/both eyes required with ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing aid permitted in order to sufficiently hear various alarms and respond immediately.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or rÃ©sumÃ©. 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.You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- CV or Resume with proof of education andlicensure/certification. (required)
- VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf),
- Assessment/Occupational Questionnaire., only if you are applying by fax. If so, please refer to the APPLY BY FAX instructions.
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (Member 4 Copy indicating Character of Discharge) (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) AND include supporting documentation to validate your claim.
- If currently employed in the VA or Federal system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.