Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department/Tele-urgent Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Internal Number: 654320300
The Emergency Department/Tele-urgent Care Nurse Practitioner is a core member of the Emergency Department team. The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the healthcare team and is responsible for assuming primary medical responsibility for assigned patients. The Nurse Practitioner provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to patient care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. 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. Nurse Practitioners: A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State Possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE Maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.] Preferred Experience: Emergency Department or acute/urgent care experience of greater than one year preferred. Specialization as an Acute Care NP or Adult/Gerontology NP - Acute preferred. Telehealth experience is preferred. 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. This position requires potentially long periods of continued light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, walking (2 hours), standing (2 hours), ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, and hearing (aid may be permitted). Physical Demands: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. Jackson VAMC is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Primary duty is to provide health care to Veterans presenting with acute or urgent complaints to the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC in person or through the Clinical Contact Center. Care will be provided in the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC Emergency Department in Jackson, MS and include teleurgent care by VA Video Connect. APRN provides for the assessment and management of acute and chronic health problems. APRN establishes diagnostic impressions, requests appropriate diagnostic tests (e.g., laboratory, x-ray, visual acuity, and electrocardiogram), and can interpret results and selected laboratory findings. APRN's at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC are Licensed independent practitioners and will make advanced clinical decisions regarding patient management. Uses prescriptive authority, procedures, referrals, treatments and therapies in accordance with state and federal and laws and regulations, is credentialed as a provider in accordance with the regulations of the VA system. Provides leadership in coordination of multidisciplinary health care for an integrated delivery of care of the veteran, facilitates/coordinates use of systems/community resources to implement and enhance care across the continuum. Analyzes outcomes (related 'to organizational care delivery and populations served) to make recommendations for improvements in care delivery systems across the care settings. Conducts, critically appraises or synthesizes research that discovers, examines and evaluates knowledge, theories, criteria and creative approaches to improve health care practices. Provides leadership in developing care models to better serve the acute care needs of veterans in our system. Develops and implements education programs for veterans, staff and other health care providers. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (possibility of rotating tour).\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.