Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Practitioner in Quincy, Illinois

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The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time Nurse Practitioner to work as a Primary Care Provider (PCP), and member of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), at the Quincy Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Quincy, IL.

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Responsibilities

The PACT is a team of health care professionals who provide comprehensive primary care in partnership with the patient. Primary care professionals are accountable for addressing a large majority of the patients' personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. Primary care includes, but is not limited to: diagnosis and management of acute and chronic biopsychosocial conditions, health promotion, disease prevention, overall care management, post deployment care, and patient and caregiver education. The Primary Care Provider (PCP) provides patient-centered care to an assigned panel of patients in accordance with licensure and scope of practice.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Discloser Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training at the Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

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0610 Nurse

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

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. * Education: Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: 1. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formally the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); OR 2. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). * Registration: 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 ACEN or CCNE. * Certification: A nurse practitioner must maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic Requirements specified in the section above, the following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates. * Nurse II: Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN or Bachelor's degree in a related field with approximately 1-2 years experience; OR Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has Doctoral degree in related field with no experience. * Nurse III: Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN or Bachelor's degree in related field with approximately 2-3 years experience; OR Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with approximately 2-3 years experience. In addition to education and experience, Nurse Practitioners must meet the requirements for all "dimensions" at a particular grade. The four dimensions of nursing considered are: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration, and Scientific Inquiry. Within the four dimensions of nursing, nine criteria define the performance requirements for Nurse Practitioners at each grade and/or level in the qualification standard. These nine criteria are based on the American Nurses Association Standards of Care and Standards of Professional Performance: 1. Practice. Extent to which the NP effectively uses the nursing process components of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation in varied practice settings. 2. Quality of Care. Extent to which the NP systematically evaluates and improves the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and health care delivery. 3. Performance. Extent to which the NP evaluates his/her own nursing practice as well as the performance of others. 4. Education/Career Development. Extent to which the NP acquires and uses current knowledge for self and others. 5. Collegiality. Extent to which the NP contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others. 6. Ethics. Extent to which the NP makes decisions and takes action in an ethical manner. 7. Collaboration. Extent to which the NP collaborates with clients, significant others, and other health care and service providers. 8. Research. Extent to which the NP uses research in practice. 9. Resource Utilization. Extent to which the NP considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering care.

Preferred Experience:Completion of an approved upper division or continuing education course in pharmacology.

References: VA regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6, Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires up to 8 hours of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. The incumbent is required to lift up to 45 pounds as 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.

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.

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE:**Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and utilized in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/27/2018 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Adrienne Whisler
Phone

319-338-0581 X6741

Email

ADRIENNE.WHISLER@VA.GOV

Address

Iowa City VA Health Care System 601 Highway 6 West Iowa City, IA 52246 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510982100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/14/2018 to 09/27/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: VN 00

Salary: $88,218 to $127,882 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time