Advanced Practice Nurse
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Meets the needs of patients while supporting VHA mission. The
incumbent is designated as an Employee Occupational Health Nurse
Practitioner assigned to the Employee Occupational Health Clinic at
the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. The primary purpose of the
Provider is to provide high quality care to fellow employees within
the scope of occupational medicine.
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The health care services expected to be provided include, though
are not limited to, pre-employment and other clearance
examinations, assessment for immunizations,
implementing/coordinating the employee influenza and other
vaccination programs, work-related injury, illness at work and
occupational health exposure assessment, return to work assessment
and telehealth visits. The provider will work closely with
infection control, safety officer, industrial hygienist and
worker's comp representatives. The position reports to the Chief of
Emergency Medicine and Occupational Health and collaborates with
members of other services, including specialist physicians and
other staff for appropriate referrals, human resources support and
Primary Care providers. He/she will provide clinical, technical,
specialized, and/or administrative support as common to all
administrative and clinical staff assigned to this area.
- Performs a comprehensive health history and physical
examination tailored to the pre-employment clearance or reason for
- Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual
patient needs for scheduled and unscheduled visits.
- Determines the need for laboratory or imaging orders, receives
and interprets the appropriate diagnostic test results.
- Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to develop
a differential and working diagnosis.
- Applies knowledge and best practice standards in selecting a
treatment plan or recommendation to treat conditions, diseases,
disorders and injuries within the NP's scope of practice and
clinical practice setting.
- Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical
assessment findings, diagnosis, and any necessary referral or
- Communicates progress and treatment options with the patient
and other members of the team, when indicated.
- Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and
- Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research
into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework.
- Collaborates with the patient and health care team in
management and monitoring of a health situation by:
- Assesses aggregate patient needs by compiling qualitative and
quantitative information about clinical programs using electronic
or paper reporting tools.
- Participates in the development of health promotion/prevention
programs based on assessed needs, culture and evidence-based
strategies and available resources for patients who are healthy or
have acute or chronic conditions in collaboration with other
- Applies principles of teaching and learning when providing
health education to employees and other patients.
- Monitors, evaluates and modifies health promotion/prevention
programs in partnership with the patient and other members of the
health care team.
- Encourages client to take responsibility for maintaining and/or
improving health by increasing knowledge of, control over, and
influence on, health determinants.
- Accepts sole responsibility and accountability for all actions
taken within his or her scope of practice.
- Incorporates professional, legal, and ethical decision-making
guidelines into the practice of Medicine.
- Demonstrates leadership in clinical practice to meet multiple
health care needs.
- Participates in interdisciplinary, and/or inter-professional
quality improvement and/or meetings that relates to her/his
- Participates in emergency preparedness and environmental health
planning as part of a team.
- Accepts personal responsibility for ongoing professional
development related his/her competence, including, but not limited
to, continuing education related to prescriptive authority and
health management. Consistently communicates and treats customers
(veterans, families, their representatives, visitors, and all VA
staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the
customer with consistent information according to established
policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing
with the customer constructively and appropriately.
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday; 7:30AM - 4:00PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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
- 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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Education: 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.
- Licensure: 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 and Clinical Nurse Specialists. On and after
March 17, 2009, registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving
into these assignments must meet and maintain the following
additional qualifications. This includes employees appointed before
March 17, 2009, who obtain such qualifications on or after March
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. [The certification must be in the
specialty to which the individual is being appointed or
Clinical Nurse Specialists. A clinical nurse specialist must
possess a Masters degree from an academic program accredited by the
NLNAC or CCNE and maintain full and current certification as a
clinical nurse specialist 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
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
- 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
- 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
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: The population of male and female
veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly
adult, age 65 and over. This VA is an interdisciplinary teaching
facility, providing medical, surgical, mental health, and long-term
care of inpatients and outpatients. This position requires visual
acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual
dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of
continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling,
and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The
incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated
materials and may be required to don protective clothing in
isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The
incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative
secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The
incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable
of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift
priorities based on patient needs.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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.
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