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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (Home-Based Primary Care)

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

HBPC is a home care program designed to meet the longitudinal, primary care needs of an aging veteran population with complex, chronic, disabling disease. The program targets primarily the following three types of patients in need of home care: (1) Longitudinal care patients with chronic complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions, particularly those at high risk of hospital, nursing home, or recurrent emergency care. (2) Longitudinal care patients who require palliative care for an advanced disease that is life limiting and refractory to disease-modifying treatment. (3) Patients whose home care needs are expected to be of short duration or for a focused problem, when such services best help the facility meet the needs of this population. The responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Provide direct hands on care including ADLs, transfers, assists, admission assessments, ongoing assessments and be a valuable part of the nursing care team. IV therapy, medication administration, wound care, nursing diagnosis, treatment plans, point of care testing, team leading, patient and family education. Participation in interdisciplinary meeting and committees. Provide direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families in the home or assisted living facilities. Accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. Demonstrates leadership when providing and improving patient care, delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Successfully performs activities appropriate to their grade as outlined in the Nurse Qualification Standards. Responsible for assessment and communication of acute problems to the HBPC provider, completes reminders, patient/family education, and required treatments (e.g. wound care), completes falls reports and works with providers to devise patient specific plans for fall prevention, performs phlebotomy as needed and ensures that specimens are properly labeled and transported. The HBPC Staff Nurse visits patients in their home, performing physical assessment as well as assessment of psycho-social status and the physical environment to ensure safe and effective care. This nurse works with patient of all ages and varying debility who are mostly home bound. The HBPC Staff Nurse serves to represent the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and its continuous effort to provide quality care to Veterans in all settings, including the home. 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. 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. Education/Experience Requirements: Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists . On and after [March 17, 2009], registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving into these assignments must meet and maintain the following additional qualifications. This includes employees appointed before [March 17, 2009], who obtain such qualifications on or after [March 17, 2009.] A Nurse Practitioners 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, and 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. Board Certification as an Advanced Practice Adult/Family Medicine Nurse from ANCC, state Licensure as an ARNP with prescriptive authority, and a minimum of two years of clinical experience. Newly certified and licensed ARNPs are eligible if they have previous clinical experience with adult/family medicine patients. Must have a current, full, active and unrestricted license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner; physical and mental capabilities to satisfactorily perform duties of the assignment. Preferred Experience: Medical, Surgical and/or Intensive care experience with a interdisciplinary team. Candidates should have two to three years' experience as Nurse Practitioner. The candidate must have above-average computer skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, strong problem-solving skills and decision-making capacity. The ARNP should be a self-starter, able to function independently, be a team player, and must be able to prioritize and function effectively in a high volume program. 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. 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: as per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over Heavy Carrying 54 pounds and over Straight pulling (2-6 hours) Pushing (2-6 hours) Reaching above shoulder Use of fingers Both hands required Walking (5-9 hours) Standing (4-8 hours) Kneeling (1-2hours Repeated bending (2-4 hours) Climbing, legs only (1-2 hours) Twisting (2-4 hours) Near vision correctable at 1" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4 Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other Ability to distinguish basic colors Ability to distinguish shades of colors Hearing (aid permitted) Ability to hear whispered voice Emotional stability ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Excessive noise, intermittent Constant noise Radiant energy Electrical energy Slippery or uneven surfaces Working around moving objects and vehicles Unusual fatigue factors Working with hands in water Working closely with others Working alone Heavy patient careNone To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete Application Package which includes VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch REQUIRED Current and Updated. Resume- REQUIRED Current and Updated. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc. Cover Letter DD-214 VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists Other Veterans Document Resume SF-15 SF-50 Transcript

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