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Nurse Practitioner - GAP Provider

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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Charleston, SC

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As the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, you will function as a member of a medical team and serve as a highly skilled expert who provides medical management of patients with a variety of medical problems/conditions. You will assist physicians in the clinic by evaluating new and follow-up patients, performing histories and physical exams, ordering ancillary tests, providing new patient education, making telephone calls, writing prescriptions, interpreting and managing lab results, and coordinating operating room schedules. Routine Duties: Collaborate with the client/family to establish physical, mental, cultural and environmental factors that facilitate or impede realistic goals and activities. Conduct physical exams and document findings on initial, periodic, episodic, and/or annual health histories and physical examinations on patients seen in the clinical setting with the exception of the Admission History and Physical, which will be confirmed by the supervising physician. Determine needs for therapeutic changes, diagnostic workups or subspecialty consultation and so order. Order and/or interpret appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG's and other diagnostic studies and procedures normally performed as part of general medical care. Provide follow-up for evaluation of outcomes of x-rays, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures. Detect and evaluate any significant change in patients' condition, treating as indicated with current evidence based practice. Prescribe, administer and review/evaluate patient's response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimens, including narcotics and controlled medications, 3, 3N, 4, 5. Managing patients who are receiving short or long-term anticoagulant treatment. Evaluate outpatients and manage acute and chronic illnesses to include attention to maintenance of stable conditions, preventive health care and screening. Formulate diagnostic plans and therapeutic regimen, including possible hospitalizations. Make referrals to and collaborate with home health services to provide and maintain continuity of care. Plan, provide and evaluate care that promotes wellness and prevents disease/injury and disability. Assist patient to maintain their current state of health when disability already exists. Assist patients to regain or improve their abilities to cope with states of health and illness. Managing patients who are receiving short and long term anticoagulant treatment. Provide education and counseling of the patient and the patient's family in preventive care, medical conditions and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Maintain phone contact with patients, families and home care agencies as indicated. Treat respiratory distress and/or other emergent conditions in the absence of a physician or until a physician arrives. Initiates basic life support and First Aid to the extent that training supports, following current AHA guidelines. Maintains current BLS certification. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)/#000000 Travel: Occasional Travel - Travel between Ralph H Johnson VAMC, and the Trident and Goose Creek VA Outpatient ClinicsBasic 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. 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: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. 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, pushing, and lifting of claim files which can be multiple volumes. 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. 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: 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse AnesthetistsResume 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. Required in application package. 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-214OF-30610-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse AnesthetistsResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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