Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant in East Liverpool, Ohio

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • East Liverpool, OH
  • Warren, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/4/2016 (12 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1816444

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?

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.

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is a 673-bed tertiary healthcare facility which provides care to over 100,000 veterans in northern Ohio. We provide care through our main medical facility at the Wade Park campus, 13 community based outpatient clinics, and 3 vet centers. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These programs of excellence include: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, Domiciliary Care of the Homeless, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Advance Platform Technology, Primary Care Education, and Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education. We are a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services to Veterans with state-of-the art technology as well as medical education and research. Our main campus in Cleveland, Ohio has a full service ER for both general acute care and psychiatric care and a comprehensive reference clinical laboratory. With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.

NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) 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.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will function in Community Outpatient Service at both the Warren Community Based Outpatient Clinic and the Youngstown Community Based Outpatient Clinic or at the East Liverpool Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant functions interdependently with physicians and is responsible for providing quality care, consultation, education, and collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

The tour of duty will be Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, though some evening or weekend shifts may be necessary.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

This position will remain Open for over 30 days. There will be a first cut-off of Friday, October 21, 2016 and all eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager. Those applicants who apply after this date, and before the closing of the announcement, may still be considered for the position if it has not been filled.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.

Nurse Practitioner Qualifications: In order to qualify, applicants must meet all of qualifications listed below:

  • Master's Degree from a program approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted license, or otherwise recognized, as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in any 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.
  • Current, full, active certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.

Nurse Practitioner Preferred Qualifications:

  • Critical Care/Acute Care NP Master's or completion of ACNP/CCNP post Master program strongly preferred.
  • At least three years of experience in a primary care practice.
  • Experience managing a complex patient cohort within an ambulatory care setting.

Physician Assistant Qualifications: In order to qualify, applicants must meet all of the qualifications listed below:

  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (PANCE) - OR - a recent PA graduate who is eligible to take the PANCE.
  • Graduate of a PA training program or a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the ARC-PA or one of its predecessor organizations, AND
  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the US Department of Education or are a current VA employee that was hired as a Physician Assistant prior to September 5, 2014.
  • Current, full, active certification as a Physician Assistant: As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.

Physician Assistant Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree.
  • At least three years of experience in a primary care practice.
  • Experience in managing a complex patient cohort within an ambulatory care setting.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically, VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standards. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Applicant must possess the ability to do the following: heavy lifting and carrying, 45 pounds and over; pulling, pushing and reaching above the shoulder; walking, standing, kneeling and repeated bending.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Areas of Consideration – Applicants will be considered based on the following 3 areas of consideration.

  • First Area of Consideration (facility employees) – Current, permanent Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (CBOC's included), permanent employees of the Veteran Canteen Service assigned to this facility, Office of Information & Technology employees assigned to this facility, CPAC bargaining unit employees located at the Cleveland VAMC, and Virtual CBOPC bargaining unit employees under station 741 located at the Cleveland VAMC.
  • Second Area of Consideration (other VA employees) – Current, permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees (VA employees who are located at other VA medical centers, must include most recent SF-50).
  • Third Area of Consideration (external candidates) – All other US Citizens.

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

Other Information

Salary Range: $50,904.00 to $123,743.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0603, 0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452286700

Job Announcement Number: FZ-17-RB-1816444-BU