Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
Department of Veteran Affairs - Pine Bluff, AR

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The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS)Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)Advanced PracticeNurse (APN) serves as a case manager and primary care provider for a population of homebound, chronically-ill Veterans in Jefferson and Grant counties and the surrounding areas. HBPC is an interdisciplinary model of care that provides a blend of primary and palliative care to a largely geriatric population of Veterans. The HBPC APN provides comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, ongoing monitoring and care, patient/family education, and discharge planning. The APN works collaboratively with the other members of the team including the physician, rehabilitation therapist, social worker, clinical pharmacist, dietitian and chaplain. HBPC is an academic setting and the APN provides training for graduate nurses, graduate social workers, pharmacy students and residents, and geriatric fellows.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Citizen of the United States.
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: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly known as The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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 . 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.
Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Current prescriptive authority in the State of Arkansas
Certification as an Adult Gerontology, Adult or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Current certification in BLS
Valid state driver's license
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board 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 as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
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 PHYSICAL STANDARDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
  • Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over
  • Heavy carrying 45 pounds and over
  • Straight pulling (1-2 hrs)
  • Pushing (1-2 hrs)
  • Reaching above shoulder(1-2 hrs)
  • Walking (2-4 hrs)
  • Standing (2-6 hrs)
  • Climbing stairs
  • Kneeling
  • Repeated bending (1-2 hrs)
  • Use of fingers
  • Use of both hands
  • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously
  • Near vision correctable
  • Far vision correctable
  • Depth perception
  • Hearing (aide permitted)
  • Work closely with other, as well as, protracted or irregular hours of work
Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?©sum?© and submita DD Form 214, which is required. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .
Current prescriptive authority in the State of Arkansas is required
Certification as an Adult Gerontology, Adult or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is required

Five(5) years ofAdvanced Practicenursing experienceis preferred.
Three(3) years ofAdult/Geriatricprofessional (RN) nursing experience is preferred.
Home Health professional (RN) nursing experience is preferred.
Case Management experience strongly preferred.
Current Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System employees must submit the following documents in your application package to be considered for this position:
1. CV or Resume.
2 .Current Supervisory Reference
3. Occupational Questionnaire
All other applicants must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume
2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf ). (required)
3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf ). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required)
5. Current Supervisory Reference - (Available at http://www.littlerock.va.gov/careers/nursing/nursing_applications.asp) (Required). Additional support reference are encouraged.
6. BLS Certification (required)
7. Occupational Questionnaire (required)

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