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2017-12-072018-01-09

Nurse Practitioner- Cumberland Home Based Primary Care

Cumberland, MD 21502

The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who has completed the necessary educational preparations in order to: engage in primary health care decision making; obtain advanced competencies and skills for assessing physical and psychosocial health/illness status of individuals, families and groups; promote health maintenance and protection against disease; and, manage the care of geriatric patients/clients within the scope of preparation and accountability.

Role responsibilities and accountabilities include demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of patients served in the assigned area of practice. This knowledge includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.

The ARNP is accountable for primary care of a specific group of patients assigned to the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program. These patients include: stable patients with identified rehabilitation needs; stable patients awaiting nursing home or other community extended care placement or assistance; or stable patients requiring follow up or health care maintenance.

Duties/tasks include, but are not be limited to:
1. Coordinates the admission to, transfer from and discharge of HBPC patients assuring that patient testing, history and physical exams, discharge planning and education are completed in a timely manner.
2. Coordinates and is responsible for the medical management of the previously mentioned patients, within the limits of established protocols.
3. Serves as a consistent overseeing clinician enhancing continuity of care for geriatric patients while fellows are rotating through the service.
4. Continuously reviews and revises patient care based on clinical findings and assessment while following approved clinical protocols and privileges.
5. Develops protocols or clinical pathways to standardize care for the HBPC patient to expedite patient processing and care delivery.

Triages patient/family/agency telephone calls regarding patient care issues for the HBPC patient to expedite timely resol ution and address early patient access to clinicians as appropriate.
Serves as an agent of the supervising physicians regarding prescriptive authority. Prescriptive authority will be delineated within the ARNP' s individual scope of practice.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00- 4:30
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Applicable








graph of estimated pay ranges
$67,036

$111,747





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/7/2017



Application Close Date

12/28/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full-Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • 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.
      • 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. t
        • 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)
      • 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: Home Based Primary Care 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 III - A Master's degree in nursing (MSN) and no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse II - A Master's degree in nursing (MSN) 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 (MSN) 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.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/28/2017 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings:


      Job Position: CBDL-10062672-18-TRL




      The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who has completed the necessary educational preparations in order to: engage in primary health care decision making; obtain advanced competencies and skills for assessing physical and psychosocial health/illness status of individuals, families and groups; promote health maintenance and protection against disease; and, manage the care of geriatric patients/clients within the scope of preparation and accountability.

      Role responsibilities and accountabilities include demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of patients served in the assigned area of practice. This knowledge includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.

      The ARNP is accountable for primary care of a specific group of patients assigned to the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program. These patients include: stable patients with identified rehabilitation needs; stable patients awaiting nursing home or other community extended care placement or assistance; or stable patients requiring follow up or health care maintenance.

      Duties/tasks include, but are not be limited to:
      1. Coordinates the admission to, transfer from and discharge of HBPC patients assuring that patient testing, history and physical exams, discharge planning and education are completed in a timely manner.
      2. Coordinates and is responsible for the medical management of the previously mentioned patients, within the limits of established protocols.
      3. Serves as a consistent overseeing clinician enhancing continuity of care for geriatric patients while fellows are rotating through the service.
      4. Continuously reviews and revises patient care based on clinical findings and assessment while following approved clinical protocols and privileges.
      5. Develops protocols or clinical pathways to standardize care for the HBPC patient to expedite patient processing and care delivery.

      Triages patient/family/agency telephone calls regarding patient care issues for the HBPC patient to expedite timely resol ution and address early patient access to clinicians as appropriate.
      Serves as an agent of the supervising physicians regarding prescriptive authority. Prescriptive authority will be delineated within the ARNP' s individual scope of practice.

      Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00- 4:30
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Applicable







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • CRNA
  • Managed Care
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation

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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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