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2018-07-132018-08-12

Perioperative Nurse Practitioner

Minneapolis, MN
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Summary
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The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the perioperative patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and APRN standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status) .
APRNs are accountable to patients for the quality of APRN care rendered, recognizing the limits of knowledge and experience, planning for the management for situations beyond the APRNs expertise. APRNs accept referrals, consult with, supervise, and interpret diagnostic studies, excluding interpreting computed tomography scans, magnetic resonance imaging scans, positron emission tomography scans, nuclear scans, and mammography. (Minnesota Board of Nursing)
The SSC Preoperative/Paranesthesia NP will report to the Chief of Anesthesia. Working closely with the physicians and CRNAs, this individual will participate in the medical and perioperative management of selected preoperative patients.
Responsibilities:
Work closely with Anesthesia staff physicians and CRNA staff to provide high-quality, comprehensive patient care.
Perform preoperative history and physical evaluations per current AHA guidelines. History and physical examinations include focusing on risk factors for cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, and a determination of a patient's functional capacity, are to be performed and are essential to comprehensive preoperative evaluation.
Evaluate and maximize management of medical conditions which contribute significantly to preoperative risk (including medication management).
Meet regularly with Anesthesia providers to review select cases, including diagnostic testing.
Track abnormal lab results to confirm that patient has had appropriate follow-up as ordered in the patient's plan of care.
Act as a resource for patients requesting lab results and requisition.
Appropriately triage medical Preoperative/Paranesthesia requests and consults, consistently and accurately identifying urgent/emergent issues.
Assist in coordinating perioperative planning.
Determine need for additional medical clearance, and ensure contact and documentation with appropriate providers.
Review perioperative course with patients in advance of surgery at the MVAMC, including cardiac testing, imaging, etc., timing of surgery, anesthesia evaluation, preoperative lab testing and follow up, anticipated hospital course, prescription information.
Function as a team member, providing backup coverage when required.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: M-F Full-time

graph of estimated pay ranges
$96,306
$139,612
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/12/2018

Application Close Date
7/25/2018
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 Nurse Practitioners 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:
      • 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 and Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
      • APRN Certification
      Preferred Experience: Eager to learn, master, and apply new skills
      Excellent organizational abilities and computer skills
      Excellent communication skills
      Ability to be a team player in a busy environment


      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse II - A MSN with approximately 2-3 years 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: Heavy Lifting (up to 35 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-35 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Ability and dexterity of hand(s) to manage gross and fine motor tasks of patient care (i.e. IV insertion, wound care management, etc.); Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.
  • 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 10:59 PM (ET) on 07/25/2018 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: CBDO-10258300-18-PSS

      The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the perioperative patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and APRN standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status) .
      APRNs are accountable to patients for the quality of APRN care rendered, recognizing the limits of knowledge and experience, planning for the management for situations beyond the APRNs expertise. APRNs accept referrals, consult with, supervise, and interpret diagnostic studies, excluding interpreting computed tomography scans, magnetic resonance imaging scans, positron emission tomography scans, nuclear scans, and mammography. (Minnesota Board of Nursing)
      The SSC Preoperative/Paranesthesia NP will report to the Chief of Anesthesia. Working closely with the physicians and CRNAs, this individual will participate in the medical and perioperative management of selected preoperative patients.
      Responsibilities:
      Work closely with Anesthesia staff physicians and CRNA staff to provide high-quality, comprehensive patient care.
      Perform preoperative history and physical evaluations per current AHA guidelines. History and physical examinations include focusing on risk factors for cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, and a determination of a patient's functional capacity, are to be performed and are essential to comprehensive preoperative evaluation.
      Evaluate and maximize management of medical conditions which contribute significantly to preoperative risk (including medication management).
      Meet regularly with Anesthesia providers to review select cases, including diagnostic testing.
      Track abnormal lab results to confirm that patient has had appropriate follow-up as ordered in the patient's plan of care.
      Act as a resource for patients requesting lab results and requisition.
      Appropriately triage medical Preoperative/Paranesthesia requests and consults, consistently and accurately identifying urgent/emergent issues.
      Assist in coordinating perioperative planning.
      Determine need for additional medical clearance, and ensure contact and documentation with appropriate providers.
      Review perioperative course with patients in advance of surgery at the MVAMC, including cardiac testing, imaging, etc., timing of surgery, anesthesia evaluation, preoperative lab testing and follow up, anticipated hospital course, prescription information.
      Function as a team member, providing backup coverage when required.
      Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

      Work Schedule: M-F Full-time

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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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