The Pittsburgh VA Health Care System is seeking a full-time permanent Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner for their Wound Care clinic.
Please note this position may be filled from this vacancy announcement OR as a Physician Assistant from Job Announcement CBSZ-11100957-21-ES.
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The CRNP (Wound Care) is located in surgery service at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center and will report to the Plastic Surgery Wound Care Attending and Clinic Nurse Manager.
The CRNP (Wound Care) is located primarily within the Plastic Surgery Surgical Specialty Service Line at the University Drive Division of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The CRNP is responsible for providing health care to individuals, a comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting tests. The CRNP assess and manage common acute and chronic illnesses and plastic surgery problems, in particular chronic wounds. The CRNP consults and makes referrals to physicians and other health care members of the health care team as appropriate.
Typical Duties include but are not limited to:
Evaluates and cares for the surgical and chronic medically treated patient.
Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations
Diagnose and treat acute health problems such as infections and injuries
Diagnose, treat, and monitor chronic wounds
Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays
Facilitate care throughout the perioperative period including but not limited to:
Referral for pre-operative medical evaluation
Coordination of scheduling surgery
Ensuring appropriate follow-up
Prescribe medications and other treatments
Has certification or familiarity with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and performs appropriate work-up and referral for hyperbaric oxygen
Order consults needed to provide optimal care for this population
Provides care coordination for chronic wound and plastic surgery patients
Provide health maintenance care for adults
Promote positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and counseling
Collaborate with physicians and other health professionals as needed
Provide individualized care, focusing not only on health problems, but also on the effects health problems have on people and their families.
Explain the details of health problems, medications, and other topics to help people fully understand how to take care of themselves
Ask about people's worries and concerns about their health and their health care
Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that arise in the plastic surgery and wound population, placing ethical consults as needed.
Works effectively with surgical and medical teams to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care issues on a daily basis and identify, analyze, and resolve patient care trends that negatively affects patients.
Provides leadership in the application of wound care to stakeholders in the clinical and administrative realms which lead to improved outcomes at the clinical or systems level
Acts as a resource for nursing and physician staff regarding wound care
Knowledgeable on the current trends/medical practices in advanced wound care techniques. Maintains awareness of processes required to obtain new products for patient use
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with referring providers
Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday
4:30pm; however, nights, weekends and other tours may be required to meet Veteran needs.
Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
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. Please list expected dates qualifications will be met on your provided resume.
This position may be filled from this vacancy announcement OR as a Physician Assistant from Job Announcement CBSZ-11100957-21-ES.
This vacancy will close when 30 applicants are received or on the closing date listed 05/17/2021.
Basic Nursing 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.
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.
License: 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.
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. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.
Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of Nursing experience with at least one year experience in Wound Care.
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 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:Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
IMPORTANT: A transcript may be required of selected applicants if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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