Nurse Practitioner

Location
Detroit, MI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 30, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Cardiology Clinic Specific Scope of Practice.

- The NP is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the patient's medical and nursing care, collaborating with the supervising provider

- Decide the appropriateness of cardiology consults

- Able to develop congestive heart failure patients' clinic and follow them on regular basis with appropriate management. - Assist in the management of Pacemaker/AlCD patients

- Assess indications, contraindications and limitations of Exercise Stress Test and Pharmacological Stress Test and perform these tests independently with minimal supervision

- ECG interpretation.

- Telemetry - Rhythm recognition and treatment.

- Demonstrates clinical knowledge with evidence based practice and documentation.

- Demonstrates interpersonal communication and collaboration skill- Conducts self in professional manner

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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
  • 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.

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.

Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists

On and after [March 17, 2009], registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving into these assignments must meet and maintain the following additional qualifications. This includes employees appointed before March 17, 2009, who obtain such qualifications on or after March 17, 2009. ******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.******

References: VA Handbook 5005/27 Part II, appendix G6
Preferred Experience:
At least three years of experience in general cardiology, both inpatient and outpatient
Independent expertise in ECG interpretation and immediate management of abnormal findings
Cardiology consult triage
Assessment of indications, contraindications and limitations of the cardiac stress tests (stress ECG; stress Echo; stress myocardial perfusion imaging) and independent performance of these tests with minimal supervision
Cardiac telemetry -rhythm recognition and management
Management of pacemaker/ICD patients

Physical Requirements: Position requires heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), heavy carrying (45 pounds and over), straight pulling (4 hours), pushing (4 hours), use of fingers and both hands, walking and standing 8-12 hours, repeated bending 8 hours, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 10' to Jaeger
1 to 4, far vision correctable in ono eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other eye, depth perception, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hear (aide permitted) Transferring patients and objects required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and Will be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative invasive procedures The Incumbent may 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 pat ent and departmental needs Transporting patients in both wheelchairs and on stretchers may be necessary. The incumbent is expected to use proper preventive ergonomic

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on boarding process.
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.

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

  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850 A can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. is required with application package.

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
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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