Nurse Practitioner-Surgery

Location
Grand Junction, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 15, 2019
Closes
Feb 14, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Major Duties:
  • Outpatient, Inpatient and long term care patient examinations; completes surgical consults.
  • Coordinates and directs proper care for patients in conjunction with privileged and credentialed physicians, including coordination of outside care in the community and referrals to VA tertiary care facilities.
  • Displays clinical competency through effective and thorough clinical diagnosis; documenting of symptoms/observations and care plan.
  • Ordering specialty care studies, diagnostics, and patient pre/post operation requirements. DEA licensing preferred.
  • Assist in intraoperative care of patients to include pre-operative work-ups and post-operative care.
  • Participates in on-call coverage of the Surgical Services.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain professional standards of conduct and training.
  • Maintain professional certification.
  • Work effectively and courteously with patients, families or significant others, and with surgical staff and members of other services.
  • Provide effective care to patients; i.e. assesses, plans, implements, documents, evaluates patient care; manages care for assigned patients; initiates effective actions in emergencies.
  • Uses sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating patient care; as assessed by ongoing peer and supervising physician review.
  • Accurately documents and reports care. Completes medical records on a timely basis, per staff bylaws.
  • Actively involved in the management of clinics and surgeries, to improve efficiency of patient care in coordination with the attending surgeon.

Work Schedule: M-F, 0730-1600 and will take call
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.

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.

Physical Requirements: Incumbent will be required to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and pushing/pulling a maximum of 40 pounds daily. The position also intel's sitting, walking, standing, climbing, kneeling, bending, twisting, and reaching above the shoulders. Incumbent will also be exposed to chemicals and solvents.None

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

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.

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
  • Licensure
  • Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript