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

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The individual selected for theRegistered Nurse (RN), Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)positionwill function under the supervision of the Nurse Manager (NM) and is accountable for coordinating patient care using evidence-based practice. TheRN's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, planning, coordinating, and implementing daily nursing activities for a population of homebound, chronically-ill Veterans in Jefferson, Grant and Pulaski counties.HBPC is an interdisciplinary model of care that provides a blend of primary and palliative care to a largely geriatric population of Veterans. TheRN adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice.The selected individual must demonstratethe ability to work effectively with other members of the team including the physician, advanced practice nurse (APN), rehabilitation therapist, social worker, clinical pharmacist, dietitian, psychologistand chaplain; demonstrate evidence of strong positive interpersonal/customer service relations and verbal/written communication skills; assist with maintaining effective evaluation programs on quality nursing care and personnel performance; foster participation in process improvement programs and clinical research; demonstrate sound decision-making, critical thinking, and organizational skills.

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 certification in BLS.

Valid state driver's license.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse 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


-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


-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 others, 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 .


Threeto five (3-5) years of professional (RN)nursing experience is strongly preferred.

Current Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Employees must submit the following documents in your application packet to be considered for this position:

1. CV or Resume

2. Current Supervisory Reference

3. Occupational Questionnaire

4. Signed Changes to Assignments which Result in a lower rate of pay form. ( Available at http://vaww.little-rock.med.va.gov/hrms/payscales/Specialized_Skills.asp ). Required.

All others 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 supporting references are encouraged and welcomed.

6. BLS Certification (required)

7. Occupational Questionnaire (required)

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