Nurse Practitioner

Location
Parsons, Kansas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 31, 2020
Closes
Apr 22, 2020
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, . Basic Requirements: U.S. Citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6. Education. Applicants must have a Master's degree conferred by a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate state agency and accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. 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 (applicants must provide a copy of their certificate of professional nursing that allowed them to sit for the NCLEX). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a Nurse Practitioner will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Please select the statement below that best describes your educational qualifications. Certification. Applicants must maintain full and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another national recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected. Registration: Applicants must have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or District of Columbia. Nurse Practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) who are masters degree-prepared registered nurses who also possess advanced clinical certification. They function with a scope of practice rather than a position description, commensurate with their training, experience and licensure. An APRN functions autonomously within the defined Scope of Practice (SOP) in a variety of settings, such as hospital inpatient, outpatient clinics, nursing home, domiciliary, or patient's home. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of a Primary Care provider under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices); heavy carrying (15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hear (aid permitted).

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