Nurse Practitioner (Palliative Care)

Portland, OR
Aug 15, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time
The Nurse Practitioner in Palliative Care's duties are, but are not limited to:

  • Function within an interdisciplinary team to provide expert consultation on palliative care issues for veterans with advanced illness
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and provide recommendations to referring provider
  • Participate in the program development of the Palliative Care Consult Team
  • Co-educator with other members of the Palliative Care Team for interdisciplinary staff in hospice/palliative care
  • Development of educational materials for faculty, residents, and other trainees in conjunction with palliative care physicians
  • PVAHCS staff educational in-services on hospice and palliative medicine
  • Participation in the hospice and palliative medicine teaching conferences
  • Collaborate with community hospice agencies
  • Participates in facility committees.
  • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm or 8:30am-5:pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required (update to Required if applicable)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 (license) as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. License in the state of Oregon will be required before appointment to the position.
    • Nurse Practitioners must possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE
    • Full and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body, in the specialty of Geriatrics/Palliative Care
    • Meets grade requirements listed below
    • Meets physical requirements listed below

    Preferred Experience: Preferred candidates will have prior experience or training in palliative care

    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 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 (15-44 lbs), Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs), Straight pulling (1 hour), Pushing (1-2 hours), Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hours), standing (4-8 hours), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (2 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability, both legs required (prosthetic or equivalent permitted).None

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

    To be eligible for referral, the following documents must be received by the closing date of the vacancy. If you have issues uploading your documents, contact the Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement:
    VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at:

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

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