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2018-07-132018-08-19

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Pain Management)

Syracuse, NY
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Summary
Standing Register: This is an open continuous job announcement. If the closing date arrives before the vacancies are filled, the closing date will be extended. This job announcement will not officially close until all vacancies have been filled.

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant covers the Pain Section, Surgery Service, of the Surgery and Diagnostic Care Line at the Syracuse VA Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility. The administrative Chief of Anesthesia is responsible for administrative controls including, but not limited to, proficiency ratings, CME tracking and periodic chart reviews. In addition, the NP works with consulting specialists: ALL SPECIALTY AND SUB-SPECIALTY PROVIDERS AT THE SYRACUSE VA MEDICAL CENTER.
Duties
  • Performs histories and physical examinations on in/out-patients, providing ongoing in/out-patient care plans, performing periodic physical examinations, screening out-patients to determine need for further care, nurse care management on patients treated or those of the team supported, prescribing medications within defined licensure, ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, CTs, MRIs, electrocardiograms (EKGs), etc.
  • Demonstrates/performs health promotion and disease prevention activities, drawing blood specimens for testing and performing other comparable lab procedures.
  • Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies
  • Make daily rounds to observe and record each patient's medical progress (optional according to attending need).
  • Update and summarize medical records
  • Change orders when appropriate
  • Notify the responsible provider of significant changes in the patient's condition
  • Make interim summaries of the patient's medical record, dictation and documentation as required by hospital policy.
  • Provide education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
  • Coordinate patient visits
  • Act in the capacity of the patient advocate for patient/family concerns.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and track operative cases and medical clearances.
  • Arrange and coordinate equipment needs with vendors for surgical procedures in collaboration with team.
  • Provide education and support to residents to ensure understanding of VA policies and daily operational processes/procedures, practice within licensure and in accordance with VA Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, conduct independently run outpatient clinics.
  • Non-routine and non-emergent duties may include: dressing changes, suturing simple lacerations, suture removal, and wound debridement and care.
  • Coordinate pre/post-operative care/needs, and JC standards.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, totaling 40 hrs./week or 80 hrs./pay period. Each provider works the number of negotiated hours, which in this instance is 80 hrs. per pay period (every two weeks) unless on leave status.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$66,086
$110,172
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/2/2018

Application Close Date
7/31/2018
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
    • Basic Requirements for Nurse Practitioner
      • 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. 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.
      • 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.
      • Nurse Practitioners in the Department if Veterans Affairs must possess a Master's Degree from a program accredited by the ACEN or CCNE.
      • Must maintain full and current as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurse 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 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.
      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.

      Basic Requirements for Physician Assistant
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Education or Training. The candidate must meet one of the following:
      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
      Graduation 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
      Graduation 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.
      Certification. As of March 12, 1993, certification 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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8, Physician Assistant QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      Physical Requirements for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, straight pulling (2 hours), pushing (2 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (3 hours), standing (6 hours), kneeling (1.5 hours), repeated bending (2 hours), near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), clear speech) and working closely with other.

  • 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 07/31/2018 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: CBAL-10227681-18-AG-SR

      • Performs histories and physical examinations on in/out-patients, providing ongoing in/out-patient care plans, performing periodic physical examinations, screening out-patients to determine need for further care, nurse care management on patients treated or those of the team supported, prescribing medications within defined licensure, ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, CTs, MRIs, electrocardiograms (EKGs), etc.
      • Demonstrates/performs health promotion and disease prevention activities, drawing blood specimens for testing and performing other comparable lab procedures.
      • Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies
      • Make daily rounds to observe and record each patient's medical progress (optional according to attending need).
      • Update and summarize medical records
      • Change orders when appropriate
      • Notify the responsible provider of significant changes in the patient's condition
      • Make interim summaries of the patient's medical record, dictation and documentation as required by hospital policy.
      • Provide education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
      • Coordinate patient visits
      • Act in the capacity of the patient advocate for patient/family concerns.
      • Schedule, coordinate, and track operative cases and medical clearances.
      • Arrange and coordinate equipment needs with vendors for surgical procedures in collaboration with team.
      • Provide education and support to residents to ensure understanding of VA policies and daily operational processes/procedures, practice within licensure and in accordance with VA Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, conduct independently run outpatient clinics.
      • Non-routine and non-emergent duties may include: dressing changes, suturing simple lacerations, suture removal, and wound debridement and care.
      • Coordinate pre/post-operative care/needs, and JC standards.
      • Other duties may be assigned.

      Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, totaling 40 hrs./week or 80 hrs./pay period. Each provider works the number of negotiated hours, which in this instance is 80 hrs. per pay period (every two weeks) unless on leave status.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

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 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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