This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 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: 1 year of NP experience 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: Involves considerable amount of standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and turning Requires carrying or lifting of objects weighing up to 25 lbs., but occasionally may require work that involves pushing or lifting in excess of 25 lbs. and going up and down flights of stairs The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe care Requires use of hands for actions such as typing, simple grasping, fine manipulation and repetitive actions Requires the ability to frequently respond to multiple demands and priorities Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals Ability to distinguish shades of colors Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds. Emotional and mental stability Represent department or division at external meetings as directed by Program/Medical Directors Serve as subject matter expert during internal/external training events as directed Performs administrative functions as directed by Program/Medical Directors Ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations. ["This position is an open and continuous announcement. It will close on September 29, 2023, but names will be reviewed periodically before the close of the announcement. The Individual Pay Scale for the sites are as follows: McClellan: $112,703-192,787 Mare Island/Fairfield: $118,843-203,290 Martinez:$122,786-210,034 Sonora/Modesto: $114,487-210, 214 Chico: $106,737- 182,583 Yreka/Redding: $107,638-184,128 Auburn: $112,703- 192,787 Yuba City: $112,703- 192,787 Mather: $112,703- 192,787 Pleasant Hill: $122,786- 210,034 Stockton: $93,835- 162,060 Specialties Included in announcement: Mental Health Safety and Emergency- i.e. Occupational Health/Toxicology Care in the Community Medical Specialties Surgical Specialties Geriatrics Primary Care Home Based Primary Care VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: The NP incorporates patient age, gender culture and learning abilities in the plan of care. The NP executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. The NP may function in a variety of roles including patient advocate, consultant, leader, educator, administrator, researcher, and/or clinical care expert. The NP independently obtains medical histories and performing examinations, making diagnoses, establishing and enacting treatment plans, and performing minor procedures. Make arrangements for further care if appropriate (e.g., by entering consults) and serving as a consultant to other providers. Obtains and evaluates medical histories, performs physical examinations, performs therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, and orders laboratory studies, radiographs, electrocardiograms, and other special examinations. Works collaboratively with all levels of staff including trainees (e.g. medical students, NP/RN students, PA students, interns, residents, etc.) and a multidisciplinary staff (e.g. geriatrician, attending physicians, nurses, discharge planners, social workers, etc.) in a fast-paced educational, and collegial environment is crucial. Involved in any aspect of the patient care process, including but not limited to ED patient care, admission, transfer, and discharge, and will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary way to ensure smooth and safe transitions in care, especially on discharge. Help develop and implement evidence based nursing protocols based on the NICHE principles, and organize educational activities targeted toward staff training and development. Invited to participate on various committees, and efforts targeted toward ongoing Quality Improvement and Process Improvement initiatives. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm; schedule may vary based off of patients needs Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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