U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
This position is located in Portland, Oregon with the Operative Care Division (OCD) of the VA Portland Health Care System. The NW Pain/OCD NP is an independent member of the medical staff, with delineated clinical privileges. The NW Pain/OCD NP is also a member of an interdisciplinary team providing pain care throughout the continuum of care with a focus on assessing and treating chronic pain. The responsibilities may include, but are not limited to history taking, physical exams, clinical communications, documentation of care in the electronic medical record, encounter completion, patient education and providing consultation services for pain in both outpatient and inpatient setting. The nurse will have responsibility for a variety of administrative tasks and will be proficient with Microsoft Windows, MS Word and MS Excel. In addition, the incumbent will have ongoing responsibility with regard to patient and staff educational activities. The incumbent will be a contributing member of the NW Pain/OCD interdisciplinary team. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; variable depending on patient care needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.Basic Requirements: Citizenship. United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Master's degree from an accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNCA)(http://www.acenursing.org/) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Certification. 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 wo which the individual is being appointed to. 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. Preferred Experience: The preferred candidate will possess prescriptive authority in Oregon; prescription authority is preferred for the continuity of patient care. 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. 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, straight pulling (2 hours), pushing (2 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (3 hours), standing (6 hours), kneeling (1.5 hours), repeated bending (2 hours), near vision correctable at 13\ to 16\ to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), clear speech) and working closely with other. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc. Cover LetterDD-214Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)OF-306VA-Form 10-2850ResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript
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