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. Learn more 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. Education: 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. Education: A nurse practitioner must possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE. English: Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C 7402(d) and 7407(d). Licensure: 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. Certification: 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. National NP Certification in one of the following: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC) OR Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC) OR Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) *Certification must be submitted with application. Additional/Preferred Qualifications: 1. BLS Certification required 2. Minimum of three years clinically relevant nursing experience preferred. 3. Must possess a valid driver's license 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: The work requires extreme patience and controlling of emotions. The work may require using appropriate techniques to physically restrain patients who present a danger to self or others. The work may also require assisting physically disabled veterans. Day-to-day work involves sitting, walking, standing and carrying light objects, such as medical records. Work is typically performed in a clinical setting that exposes the incumbent to the communicable disease common of the homeless population. RESUME REMINDER: Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications. Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Duties (be as detailed as possible) Job title Education (degree type, college/school name, month/year degree received) ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Nurse Practitioner is a professional Registered Nurse (RN) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) who uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with a team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The NP is a member of the HBPC team and the lead provider for the HBPC Special Population PACT providing diagnosis and treatment. The NP provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The NP is prepared in advanced practice across the health continuum. This practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment. The NP role includes participating in and use of research, development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management and consultation. The NP provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Applies the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to systems or processes at the unit level to provide patient-driven holistic care.\n* Provide nursing and medical services to Veterans and their families/caregivers in both individual and group settings.\n* Emphasize health promotion and disease prevention; diagnose and manage acute, chronic and episodic illnesses.\n* NP practice dimensions may include but are not limited to ordering, conducting, supervising and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests and prescription of pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic therapies.\n* Teaches and counsels Veterans, families/caregivers and groups.\n* Demonstrates leadership by involving the HBPC staff in providing customized, evidence-based patient-driven care.\n* Designs, implements and revises interdisciplinary patient-driven holistic care plan for life.\n* Integrates biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, cultural, population and age-specific patient characteristics to provide holistic care.\n* Educates and encourages patient self-management.\n* Supports and enhances client self-determination; serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Days;\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Susan Bringel at firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.