Nurse Practitioner-GAP Provider

Fargo, ND
Aug 02, 2019
Sep 01, 2019
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time
The Fargo VA Health Care System is looking for a Primary Care provider to perform duties as a Primary Care "Gap" provider in the outpatient setting. Care will be provided primarily via Telemedicine to patients in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and/or in a face to face capacity at the Fargo VA facility, as dictated by the staffing needs of the Service Line.

* Providers, when assigned to outpatients duties, will be responsible for management of scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinics. Providers in the clinics are typically assigned a panel of patients to manage. Panel size at this time is determined by utilizing VHA PCMM software. Panel size is determined at the National level, through a complex formula which extracts local information regarding acuity of assigned patients, available support staff, number of exam rooms, etc. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting.

* Providers are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the provider's performance evaluation.

* Providers are expected to act as "surrogates" for the patient's of their colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on leave.

* During the course of employment, participation in activities/committees/boards/projects pertinent to the provider's background may be necessary as dictated by strategic or other initiatives/taskings.

* All providers will follow departmental and VHA policies for leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment guidelines. Leave should be requested with as much advanced notice as possible to minimize disruption to patient care services and will be approved based on departmental policies. All unscheduled absences must be properly communicated.

* Timely documentation is necessary in all areas in accordance with departmental policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should meet or exceed professional standards at all times.

* All Medical Staff are expected to comply with CPRS Computer Security and Privacy Act Statements. All providers must complete all annual required training as determined by VHA or Medical Center Policy.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. Alternative work hours, if desired, should be agreed upon at the time of joining.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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:
  • Board certification in Internal Medicine/Family Practice or possess equivalent training and experience.
  • Prior experience with Telemedicine care is preferred

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.

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

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: THIS IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION

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
  • 10-2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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