• Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • $69,820.00 -96,690.00/year*
  • Altoona , PA
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 316 Mountain Ave

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (Pain Pact)===================================================##### Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration##### James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterOverview--------- ##### Open & closing dates01/30/2019 to 10/31/2019- ##### ServiceExcepted- ##### Pay scale & gradeVN 00- ##### Salary$79,814 to $136,522 per year- ##### Appointment typePermanent- ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation--------1 vacancy in the following location:-Altoona, PA 1 vacancy##### Relocation expenses reimbursedNo##### Telework eligibleNo- Duties------### SummaryThe James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center consists of a parent site,located in Altoona, PA and 5 community based outpatient clinics(CBOCs) located in DuBois, Huntingdon, Indiana, Johnstown & StateCollege, PA. The medical center serves Veterans from a 14 countyarea in Central PA, providing exceptional health care in the areasof Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Diagnostic Services, Urgent Care,Long Term Care, Pharmacy, Primary Care, Social Services, SpecialtyCare & Women's Health.Learn more about this agency### Responsibilities**Duties:** This position is located in the Primary Care Service atthe James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center. The multidisciplinary PainMedicine Service Team fosters an attitude of cooperation, shareddecision making and shared responsibilities. Clinical approach isbased on a philosophy that the chronic pain experience involvesinteractions between pathophysiological, cultural, emotional,social, perceptual and spiritual aspects of patients' lives.Management is achieved through comprehensive biopsychosocialassessment by the Interdisciplinary Pain Team members oftenutilizing joint visits with interprofessional team members. All teammembers promote self-care and enlists the participation of patientsin setting realistic goals and actively participating in thetreatment planning process.Clinical duties: Will provide direct patient care in Pain Clinic andvia telehealth.The Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively with themultidisciplinary Pain Team in providing comprehensive pain careconsistent with the VHA Pain Management Directive. Routine clinicalduties include: provision of comprehensive assessment and treatmentbased on a biopsychosocial model of care for patients referred tothe Pain Medicine Service, manages and oversees consults.The Nurse Practitioner is a member of at least one regional ornational multidisciplinary pain society and participates in anaccredited pain related continuing education activity.**Work Schedule:** The tour of duty for this position is primarilyMonday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and may include someextended clinic hours, as well as weekend coverage, in the eventthat additional services are added.**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not required**Telehealth:** Knowledge of Telehealth processes and procedures.This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in theprogram, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirementsin accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your applicationwithin four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to$200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determinedby the VHA Education Loan Repayment Service office.### Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel to VAMC Altoona,and other CBOCs as needed.##### Supervisory statusNo##### Promotion Potential00- #### Job family (Series)0610 Nurse#### Similar jobs- Nurse Practitioners- Practitioners, Nurse- Requirements------------### Conditions of Employment- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job- Designated and/or random drug testing required- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959- You may be required to serve a probationary period- Subject to a background/security investigation- Must be proficient in written and spoken English- Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process- Must pass pre-employment physical examination### QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 10/31/2019.**Basic Requirements**:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by theappropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one ofthe following accrediting bodies at the time the program wascompleted by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission forEducation in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on CollegiateNursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreignschools of professional nursing, possession of current, full,active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirementof graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.**OR** The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursingdegree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professionalnursing registration constitutes the completion of an approvedcourse of study of professional nursing. Students should submitthe certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX tothe VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VAHandbook 5005, Appendix G6) **OR** In cases of graduates offoreign schools of professional nursing, possession of acurrent, full, active and unrestricted registration will meetthe requirement for graduation from an approved school ofprofessional nursing.- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as agraduate professional nurse in a State, Territory orCommonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or theDistrict of Columbia.**Preferred Experience:** The preferred candidate for this positionwill have a minimum of 2 years experience. The preferred candidatefor this position will have demonstrated initiative, self-direction,adherence to work obligations, effective communication andinterpersonal skills.**Grade Determinations**: The following criteria must be met indetermining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,the level within a grade:- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma inNursing, with no additional nursing practice/experiencerequired.- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADNor Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related fieldwith no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor'sof Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursingpractice/experience.- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR anADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a relatedfield and approximately 1-2 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years ofnursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing(MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursingpractice/experience.- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and aBachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree innursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year'sof nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursingor meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoraldegree in a related field with no additional nursingpractice/experience required.- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree.**Reference:** VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found inthe local Human Resources Office.**Physical Requirements:** A pre-placement examination will beconcerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant tosatisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment andwill include requisite laboratory and other screening as required byFederal regulatory agencies.### Education**IMPORTANT:** A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif 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 Federalemployment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit: Additional informationAnnual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and NurseAnesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly payperiod.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.** Yourapplication, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.**NOTE:** Candidate's education and length of nursing practice(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional StandardsBoard in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed forthis vacancy.Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experienceis of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the followingfour dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development,Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice hascriteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHANursing Personnel.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork 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, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceQ Access Authorization##### Drug test requiredYes- Required Documents------------------To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:- ResumeVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists canbe found at: following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.- Resume#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.- Benefits--------A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.- How to Apply------------All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on10/31/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.**NOTE**: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.### Agency contact information### Erin Bush##### Phone(814) ###-#### X7028##### ...@va.gov##### AddressJames E Van Zandt VA Medical Center2907 Pleasant Valley BoulevardAltoona, PA 16602USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsOnce your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.- Fair & Transparent------------------The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.#### Legal and regulatory guidance- Financial suitability- Social security number request- Privacy Act- Signature and false statements- Selective Service- New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522904600. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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