Advanced Practice Nurse

Location
Denver, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2018
Closes
Jan 26, 2018
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) is assigned to Nursing Service - Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) of the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS). The incumbent works and collaborates with interdisciplinary HBPC teams in providing clinical assessments, evaluation, and healthcare to veterans/patients. The APRN leads and demonstrates proficiency in practice based on conscious and deliberate planning and goal-setting associated in managing complex patient care situations. Under the HBPC program, the APRN is responsible for building positive patient/family relationships, managing workload, and resource utilization. The incumbent functions independently and maintains ongoing collaboration with peers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. Primary duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the following.

  • Leadership in the application of nursing practice improving outcomes at the program and service levels.
  • Develop and/or implement HBPC policies and standards.
  • Systematic evaluation of clinical practice, and program development and management.
  • Clinical care, consultation, and treatment plans.
  • Participate and contribute to research activities.
  • Ensure compliance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA), The Joint Commission, and other regulatory agency standards and policies.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Work is primarily conducted at veteran residences within 30 miles of Denver.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic Requirements:
  • Citizenship. Must be a citizen of the United States (Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.)
  • English Language Proficiency. 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).
  • Education. 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. (1) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or (2) 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; OR, 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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment.
  • Registration. 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.
  • Advanced Practice Nurse. (a) 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.
Preferred Experience:
  • Previous home-care experience
  • Practicing APRN for a minimum of 2 years.
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over), heavy carrying (45 lbs and over), straight pulling (2-6 hours), pushing (2-6 hours), reaching above shoulders, use of both hands and fingers, walking (5-9 hours), standing (4-8 hours), kneeling (1-2 hours), repeated bending (2-4 hours), climbing, legs only (1-2 hours), twisting (2-4 hours). This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. The incumbent must be mature, flexible, and sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations.

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

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

Note: ECHCS Nurse applicants are only required to submit their resume.

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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (VA 10-2850a)
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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