Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Practitioner - Anesthesiology in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Summary The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting for highly qualified Nurse Practitioner to serve in the Anesthesiology Service in Myrtle Beach, SC. Responsibilities The Nurse III Pain Clinic Nurse Practitioner is a Certified Advanced Practice Nurse working independently, collectively and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team. S/He provides care within an integrative approach to optimize the patients' medical condition. Pain consults are received in the Pain Clinic(s) through diverse healthcare clinicians for a sundry of Veteran Clients. S/He is authorized to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse - Nurse Practitioner in the Facility and Primary Care Pain Clinic(s). This individual functions in accordance with a written Scope of Practice with the overall responsibility and oversight for clinical practice resides primarily with the Anesthesia Pain Clinic Director and secondarily with the Anesthesia Pain Clinic Provider. Pain Clinic Anesthesia Providers will be available for consultation as clinically indicated. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients. The individual must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs, providing care as needed as described in policies and procedures. The Pain Clinic NP is accountable to Anesthesia Service and is responsible for the following duties : Collaborating with the client/family to establish physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors that facilitate or impede realistic goals and activities. Conducting physical exams, comprehensive assessments and documenting findings on initial, periodic, episodic, and/or annual health histories. Ordering and/or interpreting appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic studies and procedures. Determining and tracking needs for therapeutic changes, diagnostic workups or subspecialty pain related consultations. Providing follow-up for evaluation of outcomes i.e. x-rays, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures. Detecting and evaluating any significant change in patient's condition, treating as indicated with current evidence-based practice. Reviewing medications and treatment modalities for clinical need, simplification and possible adverse reactions to adjust as indicated and applicable. Reviewing and evaluating the patient's response to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment regimens. Making referrals and collaborating with other multidisciplinary services such as Primary Care, Mental Health, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Neurology, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Physical/Occupational Rehabilitation and Sub-Specialties Groups. In addition, this individual would collaborate and coordinate care and manage interventions in conjunction with unique specialty programs and teams such as MOVE, Diabetes Management, Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) and Isometrics/Exercise Support Groups to optimize the patient's health. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0730-4:00pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/14/2021. 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. 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 ACEN or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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: The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly, age 65 and over. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There i a large outpatient psychiatric population with admission for medical co-morbidities. 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 material and may be require to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent will 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 situation, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Education 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.