Nurse Practitioner (Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator)

Location
Montrose, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 11, 2018
Closes
Jul 11, 2018
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System provides care utilizing a patient centered care approach.

The Nurse Practitioner Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator is primarily responsible for implementation of the Palliative Care Program. The incumbent holds clinical privileges and practices in collaboration with a physician.

Responsibilities:

The Nurse Practitioner Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator duties include:
  • Ensure high quality practices in the delivery of end of life care through the coordination and integration of various nursing, medical, and specialty interventions.
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Geriatrics and the VISN Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator
  • Coordination of the efforts of the multiple disciplines involved in caring for patients at the end of life with the Palliative Care Consult Team (PCCT) and the inpatient hospice patients
  • Develop and implement educational programs and specific measures to monitor the effectiveness of the program
  • Demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with other
  • Involvement in the assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and revision of a plan of care for patients in the Palliative Care Program
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to ensure that the Veteran received expert care and clinical services
  • Independently plans, organizes, and coordinates work, solves problems, and interprets the extent to which protocols may be modified or adapted
  • Coordinates, integrates, and evaluates the Hospice and Palliative Care programs in the inpatient, outpatient, and home care settings
  • Works collaboratively with community Hospice agencies to facilitate and manage the VA Hudson Valley Hospice Veterans Partnership (HVP) program.
  • Interpret policies and regulations and initiate pilot work projects to determine new methodology
  • Apprises the supervisor of controversial and unusual clinical and administrative situations and present recommendations for solving them.
  • Position may entail other duties as assigned, and will require travel between the Montrose and Castle Point campuses, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), and community/Veterans' homes.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, Days 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), reaching above shoulders, use of fingers and both hands, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, prolonged sitting, pulling, and pushing.

Preferred Experience: Four years of clinical experience as a NP in geriatric/palliative care; Master's degree in Nursing with an adult or geriatric focus; Current prescriptive authority; Knowledge of computer programs, e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point, Vista, and CPRS.

Master's Degree (MSN) is required for this position.

BLS Certification Required.

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.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • VA Form 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.
This form is required as part of the application package for this position.

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
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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