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Nurse Practitioner

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual.

This position has been approved for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please refer to the"Duties Section below" for more information.

This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is May 11, 2020. Additional applications will be referred as needed.The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), or Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) must be fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Verification of accreditation may be obtained from http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm or https://directory.ccnecommunity.org/reports/accprog.asp


  • If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.
  • If your school was accredited by ACEN or CCNE at the time of graduation, but is no longer listed on the websites, you must provide documentation of accreditation with your application packet.


    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

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.The Texas Valley Coastal bend Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner in the Clinical Contact Center. The primary purpose of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is to practice in an expanded role to provide healthcare to

    individuals, families, and/or groups in a variety of settings. Core functions include, but are not limited to:


    • Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic healthcare problems, performing adult care check-ups, and prescribing medication and treatment.
    • NPs may diagnose and manage minor trauma, including suturing and other approved procedures.
    • May teach health promotion and disease prevention to patients, families, and caregivers.
    • Demonstrates broad performance and leadership to improve the care for a group of patients.
    • Responsible for documented outcomes at the program- or service-level.
    • Leads and organizes delivery-of-care to assure continuity-of-care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning.
    • Uses advanced clinic knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
    • Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to assigned roles and responsibilities.
    • Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise.
    • Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective.
    • Uses professional standards-of-care, scientific evidence, and practices to evaluate programs and/or service activities.


      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

      This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator.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 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 selected.]

        Preferred Experience:


        • 5 plus years of experience in a Primary Care setting.
        • Leadership/supervisory experience.
        • Strong customer service skills.
        • Excellent communication (written and verbal).
        • Strong skills utilizing electronic medical record system.


          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: Light lifting (under 15 pounds); light carrying (under 15 pounds); reaching above shoulder; both hands required; walking (6 hours); standing (6 hours); both legs required; operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; ability to perform privileges; independently performs physical exam as appropriate to position; cognitive stability.

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