Nurse Practitioner - Home Based Primary Care (Geriatrics and Extended Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Internal Number: 709933400
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. 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: Palliative Care Experience Geriatric and/or Home Care Experience Valid State Drivers License Required 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 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 lifting, 15-44 pounds, Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Standing (1 hours), Specific visual requirement (see computer screen), Hearing (aid permitted). ["The incumbent serves as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC) in the Anchorage area providing primary care in the home to clinically and psychosocially complex population of chronically ill and severely disabled Veterans at high risk for frequent hospitalizations. Working collaboratively with the HBPC interdisciplinary team, the NP leads the team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the patient's comprehensive plan. The NP requires extensive knowledge of assessment and treatment of adult and geriatric population with complex care needs, including cardiopulmonary conditions, dementia, polypharmacy and end of life care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Major Duties, but not limited to: The HBPC Nurse Practitioner assumes responsibility for the developing, interpreting and administering medical services to Veterans participating in the HBPC Program. The incumbent is responsible for providing assessment, home visits and medical care to Veterans participating in the HBPC program within the Anchorage bowl area. The HBPC Nurse Practitioner systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise. The HBPC Nurse Practitioner demonstrates expertise as an independent practitioner in professional practice. Independently manages patient care and collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. Demonstrates evidence of critical thinking skills in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems. The incumbent documents progress notes in the electronic health record. Evaluates findings appropriately. Completes each patient's medication reconciliation according to policy. Writes appropriate provider orders and follows-up for implementation. Demonstrates leadership through guidance and direction of others who provide patient care. Uses a team approach to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems to maintain health, prevent illness and injury and manage selected acute or chronic health problems. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Compressed Schedule: May be authorized Telework: Adhoc, based on the needs of the agency. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov, for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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