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2018-07-102018-08-09

Nurse Practitioner - Cardiothoracic

Boston, MA
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Summary
Duties

The Nurse Practitioner responsibilities include managing new referrals, ordering needed test and making decisions based on those test results as to whether a given patient is a surgical candidate and whether to bring in the patient for initial consult. Other responsibilities include performing history and physical, getting clients to pre-op clearance and eventually to surgery. Once the patient has gone through surgery, he/she manages the post op care and eventual follow ups which usually include serial cat scans and visits. The Nurse Practitioner must closely monitor and evaluate studies presented at the initial consult and any other reports needed for surgery. Functions of Assigned Duties: Develops monitors and alters a comprehensive health care treatment program through:
1. Formulating a comprehensive data base which includes a physical and psychosocial health history, physical examination, and evaluation of laboratory diagnostic testing, as indicated.
2. Discriminating between normal and abnormal findings in planning treatment intervention therapies. Collaborates with the supervisory/attending physician regarding abnormal findings.
3. Initiating and adjusting selected medications with formulary approval for inpatient and outpatients.
4. Facilitating the ordering of diagnostic tests, i.e., lab work, x-rays, EKGs, consults, and similar studies; documenting in the medical record all procedures performed for which the Physician Assistant is responsible. Orders for inpatients will be reviewed and signed by the managing physician in a timely fashion (within 24 hours).
5. Instituting and adjusting plans of care, utilizing Nurse Practitioner skills and nursing processes.
6. Initiating emergency treatment when indicated until a physician arrives. American Heart Association guidelines (CPR) will be followed.
7. Documenting clinical findings and progress in the medical record.
8. Stressing educational and rehabilitative goals, and health education, emphasizing patient and family/significant other participation in planning, treatment, and goal formulation.
9. Initiating and monitoring health maintenance in conjunction with the patient, family/significant other and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
10. Providing and promoting psychological support, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team members, to patients and their support network.
11. Participating in interdisciplinary team conferences to assure the quality patient care management.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$84,739
$149,116
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/23/2018

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

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • 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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • NOTIFICATIONS:
      • This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
      • Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
      • This position is covered by a special rate.
      • Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
      • Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
      • This position is in the Excepted Service.
      • The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy
      • Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
      • Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
      • Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
      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.
      • Possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE.
      • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a nurse practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia
      • Certification: Current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
      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 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.
      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:
      1. Lifting up to 45 lbs. (intermittently)
      2. Carrying up to 45 lbs. (intermittently
      3. Repeated bending
      4. Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs.(intermittently)
      5. Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs. (intermittently)
      6. Stooping (intermittently
      7. Squatting (intermittently)
      8. Kneeling (occasionally)
      9. Use of both arms
      10. Use of both hands
      11. Use of fingers
      12. Overhead work; both arms (intermittently)
      13. Prolonged walking (up to 4 hrs./day)
      14. Prolonged standing (up to 4 hrs./day)
      15. Sitting (up to 2 hrs./day)
      16. Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other
      17. Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13 - 16 inches
      18. Ability to distinguish shades of colors
      19. Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet. Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds
      20. Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • 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: 1
      Job Position: CAZW-10244491-18-KNA

      The Nurse Practitioner responsibilities include managing new referrals, ordering needed test and making decisions based on those test results as to whether a given patient is a surgical candidate and whether to bring in the patient for initial consult. Other responsibilities include performing history and physical, getting clients to pre-op clearance and eventually to surgery. Once the patient has gone through surgery, he/she manages the post op care and eventual follow ups which usually include serial cat scans and visits. The Nurse Practitioner must closely monitor and evaluate studies presented at the initial consult and any other reports needed for surgery. Functions of Assigned Duties: Develops monitors and alters a comprehensive health care treatment program through:
      1. Formulating a comprehensive data base which includes a physical and psychosocial health history, physical examination, and evaluation of laboratory diagnostic testing, as indicated.
      2. Discriminating between normal and abnormal findings in planning treatment intervention therapies. Collaborates with the supervisory/attending physician regarding abnormal findings.
      3. Initiating and adjusting selected medications with formulary approval for inpatient and outpatients.
      4. Facilitating the ordering of diagnostic tests, i.e., lab work, x-rays, EKGs, consults, and similar studies; documenting in the medical record all procedures performed for which the Physician Assistant is responsible. Orders for inpatients will be reviewed and signed by the managing physician in a timely fashion (within 24 hours).
      5. Instituting and adjusting plans of care, utilizing Nurse Practitioner skills and nursing processes.
      6. Initiating emergency treatment when indicated until a physician arrives. American Heart Association guidelines (CPR) will be followed.
      7. Documenting clinical findings and progress in the medical record.
      8. Stressing educational and rehabilitative goals, and health education, emphasizing patient and family/significant other participation in planning, treatment, and goal formulation.
      9. Initiating and monitoring health maintenance in conjunction with the patient, family/significant other and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
      10. Providing and promoting psychological support, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team members, to patients and their support network.
      11. Participating in interdisciplinary team conferences to assure the quality patient care management.

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