Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: West Haven
Posted on: May 5, 2020
Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized.
Nurse Practitioners will be assigned to interested facilities
throughout VHA in support of COVID-19 operations. Applicants who
express interest in specific geographic areas will receive first
consideration for those areas as a need arises. Applicants who
select"location negotiable" will be given consideration once all
applicants within a specific area are exhausted.
Applicants will be reviewed and referred as needed.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if
you are basing all or part of your qualifications on 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. For
further information, visit:
Practitioners will be assigned to help address clinical demands
that exceed facilities' current staff capacities, unexpected or
temporary absences of facility providers, or fill vacancies where
the hiring of permanent providers has been difficult. May fill
needs in all areas including Primary Care, Emergency Department,
Tele-Health, Mental Health etc. Duties and responsibilities include
but are not limited to and may vary by specialty or location.
Investigates health problems or health needs by gathering and
assessing historical information
Performs a physical examination appropriate to the patient's
Diagnoses health problems based on interpretation of the patient's
history, physical exam findings and diagnostic
Develops treatment plan tailored to the patient's needs, which
includes health education, pharmacologic and
Prescribes medications as appropriate
Makes referrals for specialty evaluation or treatment
Directs and coordinates the provision of health care services for
patients in primary care, i.e. walk-in patients.
Work Schedule: Work Schedule will be determined based on the needs
of the Medical Center. The New England VA Medical Centers are acute
care facilities operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most
tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of
working evenings, nights and weekends does exist.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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.
- 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
- 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.]
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 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
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: The physical requirements of this position
are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant
to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and
may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by
Federal regulatory agencies.
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