Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Practitioner in La Grande, Oregon
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- La Grande, OR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (21 day(s) ago)
** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (1 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1819200
This position will be filled by either a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
If you are a Physician, apply under Vacancy Number:1819165
If you are a Physician Assistant, apply under Vacancy Number: 1819210
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 Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center supports Outpatient, Psychosocial and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation services to veterans throughout Southeastern Washington, Southwestern Idaho, and Northeastern Oregon. If you would like more information regarding the facility please go to the following website: http://www.wallawalla.va.gov/
, Oregon is located in northeastern Oregon at the feet of the Blue Mountains. It is a pleasant town of 12,400. The community is friendly, casual, and has its own brand of sophistication, due in large part to the presence of Eastern Oregon University, the historic Elgin Opera House, the Oregon Trail Interpretive Park, and the Union County Museum. Excellent public schools are an asset. The LaGrande area national forests, lakes, and rivers provide some of the best hiking, skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, and sightseeing opportunities in the state.
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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
*Recruitment and or Relocation Incentives: *A Relocation or Recruitment incentive is authorized.
The incumbent is responsible for examinations, diagnoses and treating of patients in Primary Care Medicine and Comprehensive Women's Health. He/she will perform appropriate history, physical exams, order appropriate laboratory tests to include lab, X-rays, EKG's, pulmonary function tests, blood and urine tests. The incumbent will provide patient education to the assigned patient and family. He/she will request consultations, special testing and studies whenever indicated. The incumbent is responsible for writing orders and signing prescriptions for drugs on the facility formulary. Incumbent will see patients without review or co-signature by a physician as permitted by his/her state license. The incumbent will initiate progress notes and procedures, make appropriate narrative case summaries of the patient's medical record, and must be able to work independently with prescriptive authority for Class II thru IV drugs.
*Work Schedule: *Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm with periodic on-call duties.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Travel to Walla Walla Facility as well as Clinic in Enterprise, OR may be required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
*Citizenship: *Must be a citizen of the United States.
*Education: *Must possess a Masters degree from an academic program accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
*License: *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 United States, or the District of Columbia.
Specialty Certification: A nurse practitioner must maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or other nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.
*English Language Proficiency: *Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
*Grade Determinations: *The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
Preferred Experience: Selected applicant should be licensed in a state which allows independent practice with prescriptive authority, including controlled substances.
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; religions; 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: Light Lifting (under 15 lbs.); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs.); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Ability to Distinguish Basic Colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional Stability.
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.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
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.
Salary Range: $76,218.00 to $127,063.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 452617800
Job Announcement Number: VJ-17-JLJ-1819200-BU