Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Roseburg , OR 97470

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These positions are assigned to the Primary Care and Urgent Care service in Roseburg, OR. The Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced education and experience who applies specialized clinical medical and nursing knowledge and skills to patient care and in the improvement of the quality of care provided by others.

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Responsibilities

The Nurse Practitioner independently provides theory and evidence-based care to clients facilitating attainment of health goals, works with nurses to advance nursing practice to improve outcomes cost effectively, and/or provides clinical expertise to affect system-wide changes in organizations to improve programs of care.

The Nurse Practitioner functions as a licensed independent provider with advanced education and experience who cares for patients in settings to include Urgent care, primary care clinics, specialty clinics/programs, extended care programs, community-based outpatient clinics, inpatient care, residential care, and ambulatory surgery programs. The Nurse Practitioner provides a unique approach to healthcare that allows the incorporation of traditional nursing and advanced practice skills in the care of resident/patients ranging from young adulthood to geriatrics. These skills enable the Nurse Practitioner to anticipate and implement preventive health measures with a strong emphasis on resident/patient and significant other/family education and illness management of primary or specialty care. The Nurse Practitioner incorporates Veteran age, gender, culture, and learning abilities in the plan of care. The Nurse Practitioner provides cross coverage to other areas as assigned by management. Duties and functions are included in four dimensions of the functional statement addressed below.

The Nurse Practitioner functions as an independent provider and performs clinical care through face to face, virtual, medical record review, telephonic/electronic communication, consultation, and collaboration with healthcare clinicians and other team members. This includes reviewing records from primary care, specialty providers, new or completed diagnostic testing and/or telephone contact with the Veteran and caregiver(s). The Nurse Practitioner collaboration with services and departments throughout the healthcare Community Care providers, staff members, and community partners occurs frequently. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes, performance measures and initiatives and customer service programs. Responsible for trend analysis of relevant clinical data to identify significant findings and to report findings to leadership with recommendations for correction of said deficiencies.

Duties and responsibilities:

1.Work as a critical part of the clinical team utilizing current clinical practice standards, licensure, knowledge, skills, and experience.

2.Counsels Veterans and their families on matters relating to health and wellness, illness, disease processes, medication and treatment options based on Veterans desired health care outcomes.

3.Identifies opportunities for process/system improvements, collaborates with leadership in developing work groups and implementation or communication strategies.

4.Partners closely with nursing leadership, interdisciplinary team, and medical supervisors.

5.Maintains clinical practice requirements dependent upon state licensure and national board certifying body.

6.Attends medical staff meetings as requested, team meetings, and aids in the implementation and application of all programs as required.

7.Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and teaching personnel in a variety of settings

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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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

Qualifications

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.

  • Nurse Practitioner must possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE.

  • License/Registration: 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. Must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected].

  • English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient is spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience: Board eligible or certified, one year primary care or internal experience, women's health experience preferred.

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:Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulders; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (8 hours); Standing (8 hours); Kneeling (8 hours); Repeated bending (8 hours); Both legs required; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted).

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IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application 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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