Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 617777 (Please include on all documents)
The Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama and Columbus Georgia. The Primary Duty Station for this position is at the Tuskegee, AL . Campus.
Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
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VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
NOTE: This position may be filled as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Physician Assistant please see announcement number VA-619-12-641171-JS
Vacancy Announcement Closing Date: May 8, 2012 or until filled. FIRST CUTOFF: April 16, 2012. Applications received by the first cutoff date will receive first consideration. Applications of qualified applicants received after this date will be referred to the selecting official once every week until the closing date or a selection made.
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
English Language Proficiency required.
Description of Responsibilities: Provide patient care in the inpatient unit under the direction of the supervising physician. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
a. Performing initial histories and physical examination on patients. The supervising physician will review and countersign all admitted inpatient history and physical examinations.
b. Provide ongoing care for assigned patients with documentation in the medical record in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center.
c. Provide a range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Medical Center to which they are assigned and have clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management.
d. Order diagnostic tests and discriminate between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions in collaboration with the supervising physician.
e. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
f. Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.
g. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Staff within clinical privileges to meet the needs of the organization.
h. Performs other directly related duties as assigned.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a.m. -4:30p.m.)
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
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 program was completed by the applicant. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Successfully completed a Masters of Science in Nursing that included a Nurse Practitioner Certification Program or has completed a post masters degree Nurse Practitioner Certification Program, which is a nationally accredited education program. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.
A minimum of 2 years of successful experience as a Nurse Practitioner is required.
Experience in Adult, Acute Care or Family Medicine.
Licensure: A current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. A Nurse Practitioner must be licensed as a nurse practitioner in a State, and maintain a full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another recognized certifying body.
English Language Proficiency: RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education .
(a) Nurse Practitioners must possess a Masters degree from an academic program accredited by NLNAC or CCNE at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
(1) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs.
(2) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs.
c. Registration. Nurse Practitioner must have a current, full, active and unrestricted license or otherwise be recognized as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U. S. or in the District of Columbia.
d. Specialty Certification . A Nurse Practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a masters degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and maintain a 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. For this position, the certification specialty must be in Psychiatry.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
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, 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://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/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.
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