Advance Practice Provider Vascular Nurse Practioner Physician Assistant Job in COLUMBIA, SC

Employer
Location
COLUMBIA, SC United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Dec 08, 2017
Ref
102655421
Discipline
Medicine, Medical
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Medical Doctor
Job Details

Advance Practice Provider Vascular Nurse Practioner Physician Assistant Job in COLUMBIA, SC

Advance Practice Provider Vascular Nurse Practioner Physician Assistant Job in COLUMBIA, SC

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Salary $49,765.00 to $111,609.00 Grade 00 to 00 Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time Open Date 12/4/2017 Close Date 1/5/2018 Who may apply Public Locations: COLUMBIA, SC

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview
  • Open & closing dates
    12/04/2017 to 01/05/2018
  • Salary
    $49,765 to $111,609 per year
  • Pay scale & grade
    VN 00
  • Work schedule
    Full-Time - Full Time
  • Appointment type
    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


Location
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Columbia, SC 1 vacancy


Relocation expenses reimbursed
No

This job is open to

  • The public
    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.



Announcement number
OE-18-TMH-2024904-BU

Control number
485808000

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is seeking an outstanding nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join our Surgery Service team. He/she will function as a GAP Provider in Vascular Surgery Service. He/she is responsible for provision of care for patients seeking Vascular Surgery Care.

    Incumbent provides assessment, treatment, and/or referral services for patients with a wide range of problems. Provides education and/or training for patients/families/residents/staff. Responsibilities include activities considered to be usual nursing practice and selected expanded nursing functions as defined in approved protocols and practice guidelines. Involved in direct patient care, patient and family education as well as staff education and multidisciplinary consultations and collaborations. Facilitates the delivery of patient care in collaboration with all the levels of health care personnel. Conducts extensive coordination with a wide variety of specialties/subspecialties and other special programs to manage vascular patient care. Gathers/evaluates data based on patients through history taking, physical exam, diagnostic testing and psychosocial data. Assesses/interprets data and initiates patient care in accordance with approved clinical privileges and in consultation with the supervising physician. Documents assessment process accurately, clearly and concisely when developing initial and ongoing plans for patient care. Consistently demonstrates ability to set appropriate priorities in directing patient care. Functions in an organized, timely, conscientious manner. Accepts substantial and continuing responsibility and accountability for planning, directing and supervising the care of the surgical patient. Participates in medical center, regional, and/or VACO committees as requested. Participates in programs of peer review and continuous quality improvement. Participates in the development, review, and revision of policies/procedures/programs that enhance the care of the veteran patient. Promotes an interdisciplinary approach to health prevention and maintenance programs for the veteran. Effectively interacts with all levels of personnel, physicians, patients and families. Establishes effective relationships within the service with administration and other services. Demonstrates openness to change. Adapts to new routines, procedures, and skills in a positive, constructive manner. Recognizes the age-based needs of adult and geriatric patients and performs her duties appropriately in reference to these needs. Identifies the need for, develops and participates in interdisciplinary education within the VA system and in the community. Maintains competency/certification through continuing education programs. Acts as a resource for other health team members, students, residents. Assess plans and implements health education for patients and/or families and evaluates their effectiveness. Participates in professional organizations at local, state or national levels. Assists in evaluation of new products and medications, and provides feedback on quality and utility. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with occasional on call to be rotated. Subject to change based on agency needs.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Advance Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner)/544-01603-A. Advance Practice Provder (Physician Assistant)/544-01676-A

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Who May Apply This job is open to… United States Citizens
    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)
    0603 Physician Assistant

    0610 Nurse

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  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • 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.


    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, 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.

    Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching over shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

    Qualifications

    Basic Requirements: (Nurse Practitioner)

    Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    English Language Proficiency: Nurse Practitioners (NPs) appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).

    Education: 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. 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)

    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.

    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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
    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, 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.

    Basic Requirements: (Physician Assistant):

    Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    English Language Proficiency. Physician Assistants (PAs) appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).

    Education: The candidate must meet the following: (1) Graduate of a PA training program, or of a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations; and (2) 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 U.S. Department of Education.
    Certification. (1) Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA. (2) Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis (38 U.S.C. 7405), for a period not to exceed two years, as provided in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section G, Paragraph 5. (3) If a PA's NCCPA certification is suspended, revoked or expires, the PA must be removed from the occupation which may result in termination of employment.

    Preferred Experience: Vascular experience preferred

    Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6, Nurse Qualification Standard/Appendix G8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standard.

    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.

    Education
    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.

    Additional information

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    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.

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

    Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.

    Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:
    • Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
    • Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
    • Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
    • Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    1. CV or Resume (please ensure that you include the month and year for each period of employment. If Federal employment, also include the grade level of the position).
    2. VA Form 10-2850a (Nurse Practitioner) - or VA Form 10-2850c (Physician Assistant), whichever is applicable. (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf or http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf ).This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration. Additionally, applicants who fail to provide a complete and detailed explanation in response to any question (28-37) in which your answer is "Yes" will also be rated ineligible for consideration. This response should be provided on a separate sheet of paper as instructed on the form.
    3. Online Questionnaire.
    4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ).
    5. If currently employed in the Federal system, include latest (non-award) SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
    6. Copy of licensure.
    7. Copy of transcripts (unofficial are sufficient).
    8. NP applicants - Copy of Nurse Practitioner certification.
    9. PA applicants - Copy of certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
    10. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) available at the following Internet address: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf . Please note: the OF-306 with a revision date of October 2011 is the only acceptable version. Previous editions are obsolete and unusable.
    11. Any other documents required by the checklist below.

    Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to . Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options . The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2024904.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    • Benefits for federal employees
    • Healthcare insurance
    • Pay and leave

    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.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to .

    To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 05, 2018 to receive consideration.

    1. To begin, click to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information Tamika Henderson

    Phone
    (803)776-4000x4346
    Fax
    (478)757-3144
    Email
    TAMIKA.HENDERSON@VA.GOV

    Address

    VHA Columbia SC VAMC
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    6439 Garners Ferry Road
    Columbia, SC

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    Next steps

    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 provided. 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.

  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



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