Home Based Primary Care, Nurse Practitioner

Edinburgh, IN
May 17, 2018
Jun 16, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Provides initial and ongoing assessment of patients: medical, physical, and psychosocial status including:
a. Obtaining relevant health and medical history from patients and/or caregivers
b. Performing physical exam appropriate for age and history, including comprehensive functional assessment when clinically indicated
c. Conducting preventive screening procedures based on age and history
d. Identifying medical and health risks and needs
e. Updating and recording changes in health status
f. Ordering, conducting, and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests
g. Identifying the needs of the individual, family, or community as a result of the evaluation of the collected data
h. Formulating the appropriate differential diagnosis based on history, physical exam, clinical findings, and diagnostic test findings
i. Developing care plan and communicating plan to patient, the caregiver or family, and the HBPC Medical Director
j. Identifying non-pharmacologic interventions and prescribing non-pharmacologic therapies; identifying pharmacologic interventions and prescribing pharmacologic therapies when having approved prescriptive authority from the State of Indiana
k. Providing relevant patient education
l. Making appropriate referrals to physicians and other health professionals and community agencies
m. Determining the effectiveness of care plans for documentation of patient outcomes and modifying the plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals; communicating findings and plan of care to patient, the caregiver or family, and the primary care provider
2. Participates in quality improvement review on a periodic basis, including systematic review of records and treatment plans, helps disseminate findings and implement plans for improvement
3. Serves as educational resource for other VAMC staff
4. Serves as a member of various VAMC committees dealing with healthcare
a. Completes and maintains written records in a timely fashion and in compliance with VAMC rules and regulations

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.
  • 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.

Preferred Experience: 1-2 years Nurse Practitioner experience

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • 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: This position involves considerable amount of standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning. It requires restraining confused clients, repositioning patients, assisting with transfers from wheel chairs/stretchers and transporting them to other departments or facilities. Mechanical devices are available and are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift clients. The work may involve pushing or lifting in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. The position requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or defend against emotionally ill clients. The position also requires ability to work on computers for extended periods of time.None

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

SF-50 required for all current employees of VA for internal consideration.
Required for external applicants -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.

Failure to provide one of the documents listed above (SF-50 or VA Form 10-2850a) will result in ineligibility.

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
  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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