Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Home Based Primary Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Internal Number: 658066100
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) include Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Midwives who have graduate level nursing preparation at the masters or doctoral level. They provide nursing and medical services to individuals, families, groups and communities and their practice may be focused on populations, settings, specific types of care and problems, diagnostic systems, teaching and counseling. Located at the Honor Annex. 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. Nurse Practitioner minimum requirement that must be met to compete for this position: 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 - Master's degree in nursing (MSN) and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - Master's degree in nursing 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 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The APRN may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The APRN may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The APRN must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. He/she must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) include Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Midwives who have graduate level nursing preparation at the masters or doctoral level. They provide nursing and medical services to individuals, families, groups and communities and their practice may be focused on populations, settings, specific types of care and problems, diagnostic systems, teaching and counseling. They work autonomously and in collaboration by integrating knowledge that is evidence based and cost effective. They provide leadership in advancing nursing practice to achieve cost effective and quality patient outcomes. They promote the Profession as researchers, consultants, teachers, mentors, clinicians and patient advocates. Their services can include teaching and interdisciplinary counseling, system design, supervising, interpretation of diagnostic and laboratory tests, ordering pharmaceutical agents and/or non-pharmacological treatments/therapies. They are Accountable for health care outcomes, ethical practice, peer review, continued professional development and promoting the profession by maintaining the standards of the profession. The HBPC mission is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in the homes of veterans with complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions for who routine clinic-based care is not effective. The primary focus of HBPC is longitudinal care for complex chronic disabling disease. HBPC target frail, chronically ill veterans who require interdisciplinary hearth care teams, continuity, coordination of care, and the integration of diverse services to cover their complex medical, social, rehabilitative, and behavioral care needs. These veterans need comprehensive, longitudinal home care services, as they age, to maximize function, minimize institutionalization, and maintain quality of life. The clinic is within the Geriatrics and Extended Care service line. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.