Nurse Practitioner (RRTP with Mental Health)

Location
Vancouver, WA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 01, 2018
Closes
May 31, 2018
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
None

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.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing. 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • 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.
    • ** NOTE** Selectee will need NP License in state of Oregon; can obtain during pre-employment/ onboarding process.
  • NP Certification for adult patients (FNP, Gerontology, Primary Care, Medicine, etc.)
  • Psychiatric NP Certification (PMHNP).

Preferred Experience: Nurse II or III (see below).

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 III - A Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - 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: Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 44 lbs); straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hrs) and standing (up to 2 hrs), repeated bending (up to 1 hr), climbing (up to half hour), both legs required, ability to distinguish depth perception, basic colors, shades of colors; emotional and mental stability required.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • NP certifications, License, Other
  • 10-2850a
  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. (REQUIRED) -- 3rd one in list (following this link -- Application for NURSES and NURSE ANESTHETISTS)

You must include the 10-2850a or you will be disqualified; you will NOT be contacted to provide missing documents. Your 10-2850a must be RECENT and COMPLETE. (If you are unable to sign it electronically, please still submit the form.)

Your resume must be SPECIFIC AS TO DATES WORKED, please use month/day/year whenever possible; please indicate how many hours worked per week for each position. Assumptions will NOT be made in your favor if your resume is vague regarding dates and hours worked.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

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
  • OF-306
  • NP certifications, License, Other
  • 10-2850a
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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