RN - Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Traveling Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

The staff nurse HBPC position practices under the supervision of primary care providers in the HBPC program. HBPC is an interdisciplinary program providing longitudinal care to veterans in their homes. Use of government vehicles can be authorized for travel. A valid drivers license is required to use government vehicles. The staff nurse provides direct and indirect nursing care in a self-directed manner.
The staff nurse demonstrates proficiency in practice based on conscious and deliberate planning. He/she is self-directed in goal setting for managing complex patient situations. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Assessing the physical and psychosocial needs of patients in their homes
  • Performing vital signs including pain assessment
  • Computer documentation
  • Performing and documenting evaluations
  • Outpatient venipunctures and assuring accuracy when delivering blood to the laboratories
  • Performing medication reconciliation and assuring the accurate filling of medication dispensers in the home
  • Observes and interprets patterns of patient behavior and/or problems in operations systems or processes
  • Disseminates complex patient'/family symptoms and needs during assessment.
  • Identifies intricate patient problems and accurately focuses on these areas.
  • Willingly shares expertise with peers related to the management of safe, therapeutic care.
  • Anticipates emergencies, coordinates prevention and evaluates responses through critical analysis of patient situation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in the home and when appropriate, in the following: emergency preparedness plan, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure emergency plans, utility outage and management of disruptive response procedures.
  • Acts as a consultant in the application of the critical thinking process in documentation and reporting.
  • Assumes responsibility for a productive working environment.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in negotiations and conflict resolution to insure a productive work environment. Provides and willingly accepts constructive criticism.
  • Fosters accountability for responsible decision-making among staff
  • Role models the management of stressful situations.
  • Assesses the complex learning needs of specific patients and families. Uses appropriate consultant, integrates recommendations into teaching plans and assures appropriate follow-up. Evaluates patient education materials and recommends revisions based on current therapeutic modalities.
  • Maintains all practice-specific and specialized competencies. Identifies and willingly share expertise with peers regarding performance of practice-specific and specialized competencies.
  • Participates in the resolution of ethical issues.
  • Protects patient/family rights
  • Role models sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce, in the veteran population and in the community.
  • Role models adherence to guidelines prohibiting sexual harassment.
  • Participates in resolving EEO complaints by cooperating fully with EEO counselors/managers.
  • Appropriately safeguards confidential information and adheres to privacy policy.
  • Utilizes time management strategies to organize individual workload.
  • Takes effective action to avert or manage situations to insure patient needs are met in a safe and therapeutic manner.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Preferred Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Three (3) years RN Nursing Experience
  • RN Home Health Nursing Experience
  • Valid Driver's License
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • 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.
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 position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech and manual dexterity. The position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. The position may involve pushing or lifting weight in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be expected to use proper preventative techniques to perform duties, the incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials, and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient need. Must meet employee health requirement as a condition of employment.

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

  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
  • Resume

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