Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 5, 2020
VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System is accepting applications
for an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) .Selectees will
work independently during clinic hours in the Primary Care (PACT)
THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Applications will be
accepted until the positions are filled and/or the closing date,
whichever event occurs first; consequently, the position may be
filled before the posted closing date.IMPORTANT: A transcript must
be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of
your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If
you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements,
you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your
transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For
further information, visit:
Primary Care NP assists with the total care of the patient's
medical needs by performing history and physical exams, ordering
appropriate lab tests, and evaluating those tests, to ensure
quality care of the patient. This will also include providing
preventive medicine services, managing chronic disease problems and
providing outpatient follow-up as needed.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Performing initial medical histories and physical
- Providing and coordinating comprehensive care for assigned
- Managing medical problems to include writing orders for
medications for stable medical conditions and treating minor
illness; ordering laboratory tests; ordering imaging tests;
adhering diets and over-the-counter medications and supplies;
reviewing diagnostic tests; reports and consults.
- Observing and recording patient's medical progress, updating
and summarizing medical records, and changing orders when
appropriate. Notifying the responsible Physician of significant
changes in the patient's condition, in such cases there must be
documentation of consultation with the supervising Physician.
'Notes and Orders' do not routinely have to be co-signed. The Nurse
Practitioner may be delegated to document the discharge summary,
but the supervising Physician must write the discharge note or
co-sign the discharge summary.
- Write prescriptions in accordance with Federal and State law
and as allowed by the Scope of Practice.
- Acting of clinical reminders.
- Performing medication reconciliation.
- Carrying out health promotion and disease prevention
activities, including education or patient, family, and staff.
Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the Service.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be available to highly
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this
position, you must meet specific individual eligibility
requirements and submit your application within four months of
appointment. The final award amount and eligibility period (one to
five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment
Services office.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet
all requirements upon selection.
- 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 AND nurse practitioner in a State,
Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States,
or the District of Columbia.
- Nurse Practitioners. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or
otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a
master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and
maintain full and 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 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.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting
in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Muncie , Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, Healthcare , Muncie, Indiana
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!