This vacancy posting is a standing register and will be used to fill future Nurse Practitioner Primary Care positions at a variety of locations. This posting does not constitute current open positions. Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials as vacancies are identified. Applicants can choose to apply for up to 5 locations. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Preferred Experience: One (1) or more years of experience in a Primary Care Setting; experience working with interdisciplinary teams; proficient in women's health care, experience in chronic disease management; geriatrics experience and experience managing a panel of patients including population 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 - 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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: Moderate carrying and lifting (15-44 pounds); Straight pulling and pushing (0.5 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Kneeling (0.5 hours); Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted).; Mental and emotional stability. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others and working alone. ["This position serves as a Nurse Practitioner in a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) consisting of a primary care provider, an RN Care Manager, a Clinical Associate (LPN or Health Tech/Medical Assistant, and a clerical associate) setting and will be responsible for providing medical care in an outpatient setting following PACT principles. May provide medical care using Telehealth for remote patients, or travel to other CBOCs to cover provider shortage. The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Practices as an independent provider utilizing direct face-to-face visits, telephone visits, and veteran video connect visits (VVC). Assesses the safety needs of patients, practices, promotes and implements current safety policies and procedures and improves environmental and operational safety as needed. Identifies Quality Improvement (QI) issues and participates in QI monitoring and in evaluation of clinical practice. Utilizes Quality Improvement (QI) findings to improve quality of care and provides leadership in adhering to and promoting practice based on current standards of clinical practice. Contributes to the achievement of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement and patient satisfaction. Functions with minimal clinical and administrative oversight by the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates selected for the following locations: Astoria, Bend, The Dalles, and Newport EDRP Authorized: EDRP has been authorized for this position. After a selection is made, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Learn more Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Work Schedule: Monday - Friday with tours from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm; work schedule(s) may vary by location. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application."]
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