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Job Title: NP- PACT (Thunderbird Clinic)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 03/25/2019
Expire Date: 04/24/2019
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
NP- PACT (Thunderbird Clinic)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/21/2019. 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 in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Additional Qualifications for Nurse Practitioner positions: Master's degree in Nursing. Prescribing and dispensing authority required. National Certification as an NP. BLS per local facility policy. Preferred Experience: 3-5 years clinical experience with evidence of good clinical skills. Evidence of progressive leadership activities and successful participation in Nursing or Medical Center activities/committees. Ability to easily establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships and communication with physicians, staff, patient, and significant others. Working knowledge of Joint Commission standards and Nursing Standards of Care for ambulatory care patients. Demonstrated ability to perform duties in accordance with VA and Joint Commission standards. Evidence of patient teaching/education and critical thinking skills and performance. Demonstrated ability to perform duties with initiative and independence. Demonstrated ability to independently and collaboratively make patient care decisions. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Possess basic computer knowledge and skills with proficiency in preparing reports/documents. Prior Ambulatory Care, Outpatient Clinic and/or Emergency Room experience. 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. If a current VA employee is selected, he/she will reassign at their current grade and step. 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: You must be able to perform work that requires regular and recurrent bending, lifting 45 lbs. or more, stoopingclimbing, reaching above the shoulder, stretching and similar activities supporting various weights; walking and standing for 8 hours; frequent pushing medication charts, wheel chairs, litters, beds; use of fingers both hands and both legs; emotional stability (you must be able to care for Veterans with various medical and psychiatric illnesses who at times may exhibit unpredictable behavior and may have the potential to be physically or verbally aggressive); near vision correctable at 13" to 16" far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other/both eyes required with ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing aid permitted in order to sufficiently hear various alarms and respond immediately.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/523684500?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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