NURSE PRACTITIONER (MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Wilmington, DE

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Be part of the team serving our nation's veterans!

BARGAINING UNIT/UNION NAME: 1276 - AFGE

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 838093

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Delaware & Southern New Jersey Healthcare System is currently recruiting for a full-time Nurse Practitioner to work on Wilmington's Mobile Unit. This position is located at the VA Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware. Incumbent will be working 4-10 hour days that could occasionally include Saturday depending on the event schedule.

Delaware has no sales tax. Wilmington offers easy access to I-95 and cultural and recreational opportunities in Philadelphia, New York & Washington, DC. Major league sports abound in Philadelphia, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and swimming at the Delaware Atlantic coast beaches are popular summer activities. Wintertime is ski time in the nearby Pocono Mountains. Wilmington is served by major air routes thru Philadelphia and Baltimore and major rail route thru Amtrak and metro liner services.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans .

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/ .
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 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.
  • Subject to an electronic credentialing process.

DUTIES: The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) is directly accountable to the Chief of Primary Care and the Chief of Staff. The incumbent has responsibilities primarily on Wilmington Mobile Medical Unit. He/she may also provide coverage in the Wilmington VA Medical Center Primary Care setting when the Mobile Medical Unit is not in service. The Nurse Practitioner is an Associate Member of the Medical Staff and functions as a licensed independent practitioner collaborating with the physicians, peers, and others appropriate staff in the health care facility to develop and implement individualized patient care plans.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing (steps, ladder, etc, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.

The Nurse Practitioner is currently licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with an active, current, full and unrestricted license. The incumbent is a graduate of a state approved school of nursing or accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). He/she has a Masters degree in nursing or related field with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with two to three years of successful nursing practice; or a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field from an accredited or state approved school of nursing with two to three years of successful nursing practice. He/she has the physical and mental capability to satisfactorily perform assigned duties.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2

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.

BENEFITS: 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://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION: This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...