Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program Director/Supervisory Nurse Practitioner in Richmond, Virginia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Richmond, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/11/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1821399 (Include on all documents)

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, 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.

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 Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program Director/Supervisory NP is an Nurse Practitioner; he/she is accountable for the management, supervision and evaluation of care for patients enrolled in the HBPC and other VA staffed in-home programs that are organizationally aligned under HBPC, which includes all facility and CBOC locations. He/she facilitates an atmosphere of interactive management and development of collegial relationships among interdisciplinary team members, serving as a link between Geriatrics and Extended Care Service and all healthcare disciplines included on the HBPC teams.The HBPC Program Director/Supervisory NP is responsible for directing the clinical and administrative services offered by the program to ensure that the program is in compliance with local and VHA standards and policies as well as accreditation standards for home care organizations. He/she is responsible for the development and continued effective functioning of the interdisciplinary health care team. He/she recognizes and utilizes the skills, knowledge and contributions of each team member. He/she collaborates with the HBPC Medical Director for daily program management and collaborates with other HBPC program Directors, Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) leadership and VA Central Office staff on a regular and ongoing basis. He/she is responsible for the interpretation and communication of VA policies to the HBPC team and the VHA facility. In addition, he/she is responsible for communicating and interpreting non-VA national, state, and local home care policies and facilitates coordination and communication with non-VA care providers when necessary. He/she is responsible for the HBPC team development and implementation of local HBPC policies and procedures to include performance improvement, patient safety, utilization review, emergency preparedness, and staff safety. He/she is responsible for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program and assuring effective/efficient resources are maintained. He/she assures the program is able to optimize cost effectiveness (budget) and patient outcomes. He/she collaborates with the HBPC Medical Director to manage human resources for the HBPC Program including: selecting qualified staff, orients and mentors the staff, promotes staff development and professional growth, and assures a process for ongoing staff clinical competency. He/she directly supervises all Medical Support Assistants within the HBPC Program. He/she assesses the continuing education needs of program staff and assures appropriate resources to meet those needs. He/she coordinates student education programs in HBPC. He/she is responsible for managing and tracking program resources to include but not limited to equipment inventory, GSA and VA owned Vehicles. He/she processes, assigns and tracks referrals for HBPC and ensures timely access to HBPC. He/she is responsible for managing the Electronic Waiting List (EWL) for HBPC referrals. He/she collaborates with the business office and fiscal service to ensure accurate reporting of HBPC clinical, administrative and workload data. He/she has the major responsibility for implementation of the vision, mission, philosophy, and core values for the organization. The HBPC Program Director/Supervisory NP for HBPC is responsible to provided assistance, collaboration and subject matter expertise for a complex group of services HBPC often works with, such as Home Oxygen Programs, Home Medical Equipment and contracting services to comply with regulatory standards. He/she is responsible for evaluating program activities and providing follow up actions required by internal and external review organizations and or accrediting bodies. As a leadership member of the Geriatrics and extended Care Service, he/she participates in the formulation of overall service/program policies and procedures, goals, objectives, strategic planning, cost effectiveness, and quality monitoring.

NOTE: The Nurse Practitioner Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Salary: Salary to be determined by a Nurse Professional Standards board based upon qualifications and experience.

Work Schedule:Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives/Expenses: Not authorized

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

Supervisory Position: Yes

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • English language proficiency required.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Must have a Master's Degree in Nursing with a clinical focus.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must have a current and valid state driver's license.
  • Graduate of an ACEN(Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, formerly known as (NLN-AC) accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
  • A Master's Degree in Nursing with a clinical focus required.
  • Current National Certification as an Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner required
  • A minimum of four (4) years of successful clinical nursing experience preferred. A minimum of two *(2) years experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred. Previous experience in primary care and geriatrics preferred.*
  • Current certification in BLS is required

Note: 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.

LICENSURE: * Current, active, full and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner with authorization to prescribe medications and schedule 2 narcotics is *required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: *The physical requirements of this position include *current and valid state driver's license, lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, 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.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an ACEN accredited Nurse Practitioner Program. Formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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

BLS/ACLS Requirements

Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police.

Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.)

If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA.

If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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

Other Information
  • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
  • Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) is utilize by our agency as part of the selection process. Please consult the website at for further information.
  • Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment.

Salary Range: $85,771.00 to $142,988.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452915200

Job Announcement Number: VHA-652-17-MVM-1821399