Advance Practice Provider - Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)

Columbia, SC
Dec 05, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The WJB Dorn VAMC is currently recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner to work in Primary Care Service. The incumbent is responsible and accountable for provision of care for a specific group of patients to include the management of complex patient care. He/she will provide leadership in the application of the nursing processes to patient care, organizational processes and/or systems improving outcomes at the program or service level. He/she will be responsible for activities considered to be usual nursing practice and selected expanded functional defined in approved protocols and clinical practice guidelines. He/she is involved in direct patient care, patient and family teaching, staff education and multidisciplinary consultations and collaborations. Other duties includes but are not limited...

  • Works as a member of a teamlet within Primary Care to ensure the highest quality of care is offered to Veteran enrolled in the system.
  • Participate in all Primary Care staff meetings, team huddles, etc.
  • Maintains recognized Nurse Practitioner standards of Practice and follows approved Scope of Practice.
  • Exhibits strong clinical skills to improve patients care for an aging, adult population; as well as excellent interpersonal relationship skills in interpreting and communicating health care information to the patient, family and that interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Provides comprehensive healthcare which includes the assessment, diagnosis, planning, ordering, and interpretation of therapeutic interventions to a population of female Veterans across the lifespan.
  • Provide preventive health education, gender specific sexuality and mental health counseling, and referrals as needed.
  • Determines the need for a variety of diagnostics modalities to obtain health data on the case; interprets results and make diagnoses of diseases and/or disorders; prescribe evidenced-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, to include referral when appropriate.
  • Provides gender specific examinations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Flexible shifts of 7:30a-4p; 8a-4:30p, 8:30a-5p; rotating Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday.

Functional Statement Title/#: Advance Practice Provider (Primary Care Nurse Practitioner)/544-01419


-U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.

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.

Preferred Experience:Primary Care/Family Practiceexperience.

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.

Nurse Practitioners. 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.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching over shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

1. CV or Resume.

2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses. (Available at This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration. Additionally, applicants who fail to provide a complete and detailed explanation in response to any question (28-37) in which your answer is "Yes" will also be rated ineligible for consideration. This response should be provided on a separate sheet of paper as instructed on the form.

3. Online Questionnaire.

4. Copy of Nurse Practitioner licensure.

5. Copy of Nurse Practitioner certification.

6. Latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

7. Copy of transcripts (unofficial is sufficient).

8. Copy of most recent performance appraisals.

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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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 1910695.

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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