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Nurse Practitioner (FLOAT) Temporary

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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Primary Care is seeking to recruit two highly qualified Nurse Practitioner (FLOAT) temporarily for the Blue and Gold Primary Care Clinics. This position is a float and travel to other clinics/CBOC's will be required.

The reason for temporary assignment is based on COVID-19 needs. The length of appointment is not to exceed one (1) year, may be extended until 9/30/2021. May be terminated or extended at any time based on the needs of the facility.

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Responsibilities

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) FLOAT optimizes patient care delivery and patient outcomes by providing Case Management; Care Coordination; and Telephone Management.

The NP provides care to patients with acute problems, patients undergoing transitions of care, and patients with chronic conditions who would benefit in developing and performing self-management skills for chronic conditions especially diabetes, hypertension, CHF, hyperlipidemia, pain, depression. NPs will use a registry to identify high-risk patients who would benefit from case management.

The NP utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate patient development of patient driven goals for health optimization.

The NP performs independently in collaboration with the provider to carry out the plan of care for the veteran. He/she appropriately delegates to other team members, but is responsible for providing case management and care coordination activities, clinical triage and making more complex clinical decisions.

The NP uses face to face visits, telephone visits, secure messaging, and possible inpatient visits to patients assigned to the teamlet. The NP tracks patient outcomes to determine if interventions are effective.

The NP is primarily assigned to follow established guidelines to provide and coordinate health care to a defined population.

The NP will document timely, appropriately, and effectively in the medical record; ensure the patient's care plan contains medical recommendations for clinically indicated care; and communicate test results and plans of care to patients or ensure this is accomplished by clinical support staff in a timely and effective manner.

The NP performs nursing assessments; triages face to face or over the phone; in collaboration with the patient and provider identifies goal for optimizing health; provides patient/family education to improve outcomes, evaluates patient's progress or lack of progress toward achieving goals; and performs case management activities and care coordination activities for those patients assigned to the team who require those services

The NP must demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to the adult and geriatric population through collaborative strategies.

The NP will participate in team performance improvement and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency and care delivery; provide leadership to the PACT including shared delegation of appropriate care and care processes to appropriate team members.

The NP will implement primary care operations management processes, as appropriate, under the direction of the Primary Care Director and/or Associate Chief of Staff of Primary Care.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, to be determined based on the needs of the Primary Care Service Line. You may ask for clarification upon interview.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

75% or less - Travel will be required for this position as needed by the Service

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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.
  • Nurse PractitionersA 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. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected - Internal Medicine/Family Medicine.

Preferred Experience:

Two (2) years of Nurse Practitioner Experience is preferred

Current BCLS certification

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrated ability to assess and prioritize multiple medical and surgical diagnoses

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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

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: Functional requirements include light lifting under 15 lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and sitting for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.

Education

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham , Nurse Practitioner (FLOAT) Temporary, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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