Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (Home Based Primary Care)

Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 08, 2017
Closes
Sep 27, 2017
Specialty
Hospice
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The incumbent will serve as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) for theHome Based Primary Care (HBPC) Programin the Community Based Care Service Line. HBPC is a unique model of home health care that is different in target population, process, and outcomes from home care that is available under Federal and state programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The HBPC model targets persons with complex chronic diseases that worsen over time and provides interdisciplinary care that is longitudinal and comprehensive rather than episodic and single-problem focused. HBPC provides cost effective primary care services in the home and includes palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management, caregiver assistance and support, and coordination of care. The HBPC PACT team consists of the Medical Director, Primary Care Provider (MD, NP, or PA), Nurse, Social Worker, Rehabilitation Therapist, Dietitian, Pharmacist and Mental Health Professional (Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist).

In addition to being a core member of the HBPC interdisciplinary team, the HBPC provider may also perform nurse functions, to include care management. The Nurse practitioner collaborates with an HBPC physician and is responsible for:

  • Providing and coordinate comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary medical care & provide case management in the homes of veterans with complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions.
  • Documenting patient's comprehensive health history in electronic medical record.
  • Leadership and case management skills for complex home based primary care patients.
    Performing follow-up care.
  • Obtaining outside medical records, schedule appointments and orders pre-clinic testing.
  • Prescribing appropriate medications. Provide education and support to patients and family members.
  • Collaborating with treating physician and clinic staff to coordinate care, address issues and improve patient outcomes.
  • Maintaining contacts with Hospice personnel to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Assuming primary medical responsibility for assigned patients.
  • Delivering care in the home.
  • Assessing care needs of patients and caregivers.
  • Determining the need for consultation from subspecialties.
  • Determining the need for, and facilitating admission to, the VA medical facility and other transitions of care.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of HBPC's process for continuous performance improvement.

This is a bargaining unit position.

This position is not suitable for telework.

This position requires a financial disclosure.

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p

Functional Statement Title/#:Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner-HBPC

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 nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
    RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
  • 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.
  • RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

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 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: All Nurse Practitioners 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 in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed - see specific certification requirements below.

1.To include, Family, or Adult Nurse Practitioner certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) required.

Preferred Experience:

1. Minimum of (2-3) years of successful nursing practice

2. BCLS certification

3. Nurse Practitioner Certification should be in the fields ofFamily, Adult orPsych Practice

4. Three (3) years of successful practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

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: ?,Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); straight pulling (2-4 hours); pushing (2-4 hours); reaching above shoulders (1-2 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking (4-6 hours); standing (4-6 hours); repeated bending (2-4 hours); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; hear (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

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 2006875.

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.

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