Nurse Practitioner (Cardiology)

Location
Portland, OR
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 15, 2019
Closes
Oct 15, 2019
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Nurse Practitioner executes position responsibilities that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The Nurse Practitioner demonstrates:
(a) Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning,
(b) Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes,
(c) Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities,
(d) Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise,
(e) Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective

The Cardiology NP routinely presents all new patients and selected complex follow-up patients to a supervising cardiologist. Provides outpatient cardiology consultation and management, coordinating care of patients between their primary care providers and referring clinicians and managing patients undergoing a variety of cardiac procedures including cardiac catheterization, stress testing, electrophysiology and elective cardioversion. The NP in Cardiology assesses patients, performs histories and physicals, orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiates consults and referrals, prescribes medications, and formulates, initiates and evaluates health care teaching for cardiac patients and their families. In addition to seeing patients in clinic, the NP will also perform exercise treadmill tests, and supervise the medical portion of cardiac nuclear stress tests.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Four 10 -hour days
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 practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
  • Masters degree in Nursing 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 Cardiology
  • Meets grade requirements listed below
  • Meets physical requirements listed below
  • Proficient in spoken and written English

Preferred Experience: General cardiology and heart failure patient management

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 III - 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: 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 (4-6 hours), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (2 hours), both legs required (prostetic or equivalent permitted), 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.None

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

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