16 days old
2018-02-062018-03-08

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Coatesville, PA 19320

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Coatesville is located in beautiful and historic Chester County, close to Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Lancaster and Wilmington. This geographically diverse and scenic area of southeastern Pennsylvania is home to many famous historic sites and museums. The nearby City of Philadelphia (30 miles) has Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and many other national treasures within its Independence National Historical Park. Valley Forge and the Brandywine Battlefield are only 20 minutes from Coatesville. Plentiful sporting, recreational, and leisure time opportunities exist in the local area. Golf, fishing, boating, camping, running, biking, baseball, basketball, ice-skating, swimming, tennis, hiking, canoeing, skiing, and all major league professional sports can be found within easy driving distances. Numerous high quality visitor attractions such as the Philadelphia Zoo, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art can also be enjoyed.

For more information on Coatesville VA please visit http://www.coatesville.va.gov/.


Duties

The Coatesville VA Medical Center has a staff of twenty one (21) Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners covering the following areas: Primary Care, Outpatient Clinics, Nursing Home Inpatient Units, Mental Health Inpatient Units, Residential Rehabilitation Units (including Substance Abuse and PTSD), Urgent Care and Employee Health. The incumbent for this position provides inpatient medical care for patients admitted to the acute psychiatry unit and Residential Rehabilitation Treatment units. The ideal candidate will have a strong hospitalist background and familiarity and/or experience working with mental health comorbidities. PA practice is in collaboration with an attending internist but a high degree of autonomy is allowed. NP practice is as an independent provider.The provider is authorized to perform the following: initial and interim histories and physical examinations, progress notes and discharge summaries, order and interpret diagnostic studies, initiate and/or expedite requests for consultations, special tests, or studies, develop and initiate a plan of care, order medications, and document all care utilizing an Electronic Medical Record. The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will work in collaboration with nursing, Social Work, mental health providers, and other members of the patient care team to address comprehensive psychosocial and other health needs of our veterans. Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Veterans are highly encouraged to apply.


Work Schedule: Full-Time. Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. (Compressed tour (10 hour days) may be considered)
Financial Discloser Report: Not required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$73,331

$125,437





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/3/2018



Application Close Date

2/26/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS



Status

Full-Time




























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

    • 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 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.
      • English Language Proficiency in spoken and written English.
      • Possess a current, full, active and unrestricted nursing license or I am certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. (This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date).
      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
      Possess a MSN degree from a program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE) or hold a bachelor's degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or graduated from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor's degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or graduated from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician. The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years

      Preferred Experience: Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner must have at least one (1) year full time experience in Emergency Medicine.

      Grade Determinations: To be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) commensurate with experience and education.

      References: VA Handbook 5005-Staffing, Part II, Appendix G8-Physician Assistant Qualification Standard and Part II, Appendix G6-Advanced Nurse Practitoners





  • 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 02/26/2018 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: 1


      Job Position: IMP-10132767-18-LP




      The Coatesville VA Medical Center has a staff of twenty one (21) Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners covering the following areas: Primary Care, Outpatient Clinics, Nursing Home Inpatient Units, Mental Health Inpatient Units, Residential Rehabilitation Units (including Substance Abuse and PTSD), Urgent Care and Employee Health. The incumbent for this position provides inpatient medical care for patients admitted to the acute psychiatry unit and Residential Rehabilitation Treatment units. The ideal candidate will have a strong hospitalist background and familiarity and/or experience working with mental health comorbidities. PA practice is in collaboration with an attending internist but a high degree of autonomy is allowed. NP practice is as an independent provider.The provider is authorized to perform the following: initial and interim histories and physical examinations, progress notes and discharge summaries, order and interpret diagnostic studies, initiate and/or expedite requests for consultations, special tests, or studies, develop and initiate a plan of care, order medications, and document all care utilizing an Electronic Medical Record. The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will work in collaboration with nursing, Social Work, mental health providers, and other members of the patient care team to address comprehensive psychosocial and other health needs of our veterans. Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Veterans are highly encouraged to apply.


      Work Schedule: Full-Time. Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. (Compressed tour (10 hour days) may be considered)
      Financial Discloser Report: Not required







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Biotechnology / Science
  • Managed Care
  • Operating Room
  • Nursing - Nurse Practioner
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Laboratory
  • Physician Assistant
  • Sports medicine

Best Care / Best Careers

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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