APRN - Podiatry

Minneapolis, MN
Sep 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time
Perform physical examination, assess, and diagnose foot/ankle pathology of diabetic patients.
Obtain history and physical examination on patients.
Prescription of pharmaceuticals and therapeutic devices, (orthotics, prosthetic devices, plaster casts, immobilization devices, etc.)
Provide Podiatric wound care services including debridement of ulcers..
Appropriate consultation, referral and co-management of patients with complicated systemic conditions.
Provide Health promotion, disease prevention patient education programs and services.
Discharge a patient from outpatient care if it is determined that such care is no longer required.
Order orthoses and prescribe orthotic therapy.
Write prescriptions for medications or other items per the hospital formulary.
Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions in collaboration with attending DPM and/or MD.
Medical treatment of dermatoses.
Routine foot care including nail trimming, removal of skin lesions, and steroid injection therapy (as available demonstrated evidence of training and competency).
Actively participate as a wound team member, providing clinical support to the multidisciplinary wound care team.
Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
Support and advocate for the PAVE program.
Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Business Hours

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.

Experience: Podiatry or Primary Care experience is required due to the high risk limb loss patient population.

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 - Master's degree in nursing with 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 with 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: Heavy Lifting (up to 35 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-35 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Ability and dexterity of hand(s) to manage gross and fine motor tasks of patient care (i.e. IV insertion, wound care management, etc.); Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.

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

Non-VA Applicants
1.CV or Resume.
2.VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist. Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf
3.VA Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment. Available at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
4.If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).
5. Three references, one which should be a signed and dated performance review. If a new graduate please provide 3 letters of recommendation from clinical instructors or preceptors.

VA Employees
1.CV or Resume.
2.VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf
3. SF-50 - https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. You may use this checklist but please ensure that you submit the VA applications 10-2850 and 306.
  • Resume

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