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Nurse Practitioner (Urology)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Job Description:


  • Perform histories and physical examinations.
  • Independently run outpatient clinics; clinical assessment and care of out-patients per independent licensure.
  • Perform Nurse Practitioner care management on patients.
  • Prescribe medications within defined licensure.
  • Order all appropriate diagnostic studies.
  • Provide health promotion and disease prevention activities.
  • Initiate requests for consultations to other services.
  • Timely follow-up on patient tests and procedures.
  • Perform daily rounds to observe and document the patient's medical progress (depending upon the service need for inpatient care).
  • Update and summarize medical records.
  • Consult with the responsible provider of any significant changes in the patient's condition.
  • Provide education and recommendations as required to all members of the hospital staff that are involved with the patient care.
  • Provide patients and families with education on preventive care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed treatments.
  • Act in the capacity of the patient advocate for any staff, patient or family concerns.
  • Provide education to residents to ensure understanding of VA policies and daily operational processes/procedures.
  • Practice within licensure and in accordance with VA Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and follow up JC standards.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


    Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required (update to Required if applicable)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.
    • Nurse Practitioners in the Department of Veterans Affairs must possess a Master's Degree from a program accredited by the ACEN or CCNE.
    • Must maintain full and current Nurse Practitioner certification from the American Nurse 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 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, straight pulling (2 hours), pushing (2 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (3 hours), standing (6 hours), kneeling (1.5 hours), repeated bending (2 hours), near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), clear speech) and working closely with other.None

        To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

        • OF-306
        • 10-2850a
        • Resume


          Required at time of application-VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

          Required at time of application- OF-306-Declaration for Federal Employment. https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf

          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
          • OF-306
          • 10-2850a
          • Other Veterans Document
          • Resume
          • SF-15
          • SF-50
          • Transcript

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