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We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: TM-336-715337-TSM
Vacancy Identification Number: 715337
"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."
The Tomah VA Medical Center, located in Tomah, Wisconsin, has a current opening for a Nurse Practitioner, Hospice and Palliative Care.
Grade/Step/Salary will be recommended by a Nurse Professional Standards Board and is based upon education and/or experience.
As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
Must pass pre-employment examination
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
Background and/or Security Investigation required
English Language Proficiency required.
Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator - is responsible for implementation of the palliative care program; ensuring high quality practices in the delivery of end of life care through the coordination and integration of various nursing and medical interventions. Provides staff education and coordinates the palliative care team meetings. The Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator develops policies and procedures for program operation. Develops and implements specific measures to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Oversees the volunteer training for the hospice and palliative care unit in coordination with the nurse manager. Acts as the Medical Center point of contact as well as serves as the Medical Centers representative on the state Hospice Veteran Partnership.
Extended Care Nurse Practitioner - provides initial and ongoing clinical assessment for in-patients with advanced and/or progressive medical conditions admitted for extended care and emphasizing patients with hospice and palliative care needs. Develops the plan of care, in collaboration with the attending and/or consulting provider. This individual provides cross coverage for leave with other extended care providers as per extended care practice.
TOUR OF DUTY: FULL TIME .5 Hospice and Palliative Care Program Coordinator /.5 Inpatient Extended Care Provider emphasizing but not limited to hospice and palliative care.
Must be a US Citizen.
Appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
You must possess a current, full, active and unrestricted license as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia, and maintain a full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association. This certification must be in the specialty of the position to which you are applying.
Must have graduated from school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the commission on collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Foreign graduates must have a CGFNS Certificate in order to receive credit as a BSN.
Must possess a masters degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE.
Must have prescriptive authority.
Hospice/palliative care experience preferred.
Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing (ACHPN) preferred.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States , you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans must claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s), Member Copy 4, if available, showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability and a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veteran Preference".
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors, omissions, or failure to submit all required documents will affect your eligibility or consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Department of Veterans Affairs - 16 months ago