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2018-07-062018-08-09

Nurse Practitioner- Cardiology Heart Rhythm Service

Iowa City, IA
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Duties

A. Device Clinic: Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for managing and refining the implantable cardiac device clinic and work with a dedicated team of heart rhythm focused nurses, technicians, and administrative clerks to build and maintain a patient database. Coordinate outpatient follow-up visits and remote monitoring for routine encounters and coordinate care with EP staff for complex issues that may arise.
B. Interface between Cardiac EP and Recovery Area: Knowledgeable about the Cardiac EP Laboratory scheduling, procedure room turnover and availability of resources. Manage patients after their procedures and while they await transfer to patient floor, and assure availability of equipment for special procedures.
C. Medical Treatment and Post-Procedure Care: Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for many aspects of care under the supervision of the attending physician, including but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, pain management, transfusion therapy, antiarhythmic medications, anticoagulation management, education, and post-discharge planning. Following procedures, the candidate occasionally assists in the management of vascular access, monitor and manage arrhythmias, pacing, drug therapy, O2 therapy, and other non-cardiac medications, under the supervision of the attending physician. The candidate will assist in the evaluation and management of clinical events such as fever, altered hemodynamics, CHF, pulmonary complications, arrhythmias, access site complications and others.
D. Discharge Planning: Nurse Practitioner will perform patient education regarding discharge including preventive care and risk factor reduction; write discharge orders, prescriptions and document discharge summaries in collaboration with the attending physician. The candidate may act as a liaison between the attending cardiologist and family members, and will schedule follow-up care as necessary.
E. Outpatient Clinical Duties: The Nurse Practitioner will be working directly with the attending physician for one clinic day per week. They will see new consults with the attending and assist in coordinating all aspects of the treatment plan. Assist with orders, documentation and longitudinal structured follow-up. Help with recording quality improvement metrics and outcomes for each encounter.
F. Professional Development: Identifies areas for professional growth.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Discloser Report: Not required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$93,734
$135,885
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/28/2018

Application Close Date
7/13/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


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    • 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.
      • 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.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.
      Preferred Experience: Broad knowledge of, and experience in, the medical environment, medical practices and performance goals of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Department. Ability to administer care and treatment while exercising independent originality in solving problems not covered by existing guidelines, within legal limits, to meet the needs of the patients.

      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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      References: 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: Able to meet the physical demands of the position. Ability to withstand periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and similar activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have good manual dexterity and keyboarding skills. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens.
  • 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 07/13/2018 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:
      Job Position: CBCY-10248113-18-JW-392

      A. Device Clinic: Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for managing and refining the implantable cardiac device clinic and work with a dedicated team of heart rhythm focused nurses, technicians, and administrative clerks to build and maintain a patient database. Coordinate outpatient follow-up visits and remote monitoring for routine encounters and coordinate care with EP staff for complex issues that may arise.
      B. Interface between Cardiac EP and Recovery Area: Knowledgeable about the Cardiac EP Laboratory scheduling, procedure room turnover and availability of resources. Manage patients after their procedures and while they await transfer to patient floor, and assure availability of equipment for special procedures.
      C. Medical Treatment and Post-Procedure Care: Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for many aspects of care under the supervision of the attending physician, including but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, pain management, transfusion therapy, antiarhythmic medications, anticoagulation management, education, and post-discharge planning. Following procedures, the candidate occasionally assists in the management of vascular access, monitor and manage arrhythmias, pacing, drug therapy, O2 therapy, and other non-cardiac medications, under the supervision of the attending physician. The candidate will assist in the evaluation and management of clinical events such as fever, altered hemodynamics, CHF, pulmonary complications, arrhythmias, access site complications and others.
      D. Discharge Planning: Nurse Practitioner will perform patient education regarding discharge including preventive care and risk factor reduction; write discharge orders, prescriptions and document discharge summaries in collaboration with the attending physician. The candidate may act as a liaison between the attending cardiologist and family members, and will schedule follow-up care as necessary.
      E. Outpatient Clinical Duties: The Nurse Practitioner will be working directly with the attending physician for one clinic day per week. They will see new consults with the attending and assist in coordinating all aspects of the treatment plan. Assist with orders, documentation and longitudinal structured follow-up. Help with recording quality improvement metrics and outcomes for each encounter.
      F. Professional Development: Identifies areas for professional growth.

      Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      Financial Discloser Report: Not required

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