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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Altoona
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

This position is assigned to the Medicine Service, with responsibilities on the Inpatient Unit and Urgent Care Center (UCC) at the James E Van Zandt Medical Center. The Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing direct patient care and management. The Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner will act with Full Practice Authority.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Inpatient:

History and physical examination

Ongoing patient care for assigned patients within privileges

Order diagnostic studies and tests

Initiate and expedite requests for specialty consultations

Provide education and counseling of patients and families, and preventive health care, medical treatments, and reasons for diagnostic testing

Admit patients to inpatient unit or discharge patients to home as medically indicated

Arrange transfers of patients to other facilities when a higher level of care is indicated

Complete all required documentation in the electronic medical record to comply with The Joint Commission Requirements.

Occasionally the provider will have to take care of patients in the Community Living Center (CLC) which is housed in the same building or other duties as assigned.

An on-site/off-site physician will be available for consultation during all hours of duty.

UCC:

Evaluate and manage patients in the UCC

Order and evaluate results of diagnostic studies and tests

Initiate and expedite requests and referrals for specialty consultations

Admit patients to inpatient unit or discharge patients to home as medically indicated

Arrange transfers of patients to other facilities when a higher level of care is indicated

Complete all required documentation in the electronic medical record

Recruitment: Full time/part time

Tour of Duty - Compressed Tour available. The incumbent will be required to rotate through tours to meet patient care needs around the clock including nights, holidays, and weekends.

Must have current BLS and ACLS certifications.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Telehealth: Knowledge of Telehealth processes and procedures.

Travel Required: You may be expected to travel to VAMC Altoona, and other CBOCs as needed.

A limited amount of traveling to Pittsburgh VA health care system will be required for training purposes.

Recruitment/Relocation Expenses: Recruitment and Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Preferred Experience: Two years of Acute Care experience preferred. Intubation experience preferred but not required at appointment. However the incumbent will be required to successfully undergo intubation training.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.


    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.


      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: A pre-placement examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.None

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

      • 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.


        • DD-214
        • Other
        • Resume
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

          Keywords: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Altoona, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare, Altoona, Pennsylvania

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