Nurse Practitioner

Grand Junction, CO
Feb 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time
Major Duties:
  • Adhere to established policies, standard of care and practice to provide health care to veteran's in the emergency room and inpatient acute hospital setting.
  • Work to meet designated clinical, facility, VISN and national performance measures.
  • Gather a comprehensive patient assessment to include previous medical history, physical exam findings and evaluation of diagnostic radiology and laboratory tests.
  • Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings and formulate a treatment plan accordingly.
  • Collaborate with responsible physician to discuss patient findings and determine appropriate medical treatment.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members to discuss the patient's condition, plan of care and treatment goals.
  • Initiate emergency treatment when indicated.
  • Make daily inpatient rounds to assess the patient's condition and document a medical progress note which summaries the patient's condition. Notify the responsible physician of significant changes in the patient's condition. Write admission and discharge orders in collaboration with responsible physician.
  • Determine appropriate hospital admission, discharge, referral or transfer to different level of care and coordinates patient's admission, discharge, transfer or referral to another physician and/ or facility.
Work Schedule: Intermittent work does not have a routine schedule, scheduling is at irregular intervals and is not continuous or steady.
Financial Discloser Report: Not subject to financial disclosure reportBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required. 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).
  • 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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: Three (3) years of Nurse Practitioner practice. It is also preferred that the candidate have experience in panel management with adult and geriatric populations

References: (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)Physical Requirements: May require occasional heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); standing, walking, and kneeling; pushing/pulling; the use of fingers on both hands; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic color and shades of colors (hearing aid permitted)

Participation in seasonal influenza program may be required.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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

  • Resume
  • Transcript
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), end etc.

VA Form 10-2850 can be found at:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
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