To qualify for this position candidates must:
1. Be a citizen of the United States.
2. Have a masters degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League of for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed.
3. Must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
4. Must have and maintain full and current certification as a Geriatric or Geropscyhology Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
5. Meet the physical standards outlined in VA Directive and Handbook 5019. This will be evidenced by completion of a pre-employment physical.
6. As this a direct patient care position, provider selected must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Preferred candidate will be certified and have experience in the specialty area of Geriatrics.
The nurse practitioner selected for this position functions at an advanced level and must possess a current NP license, prescriptive authority privileges and eligibility to independently function under an approved scope of practices.
Candidate selected will be required to complete a two-year probationary period.
All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and to random drug screening after appointment to the position. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA.
A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.
Candidate selected must pass a pre-employment medical examination. Pre-employment physical will be arranged and completed at a VA Medical Center nearest to your location.
It is the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that all health care professionals who claim licensure, certification, or registration must be credentialed in the VetPro system. VetPro is an internet enabled data bank that facilitates primary source review of all credentials related to employment. The credentialing process includes verification, through appropriate primary sources, of the individual's education, training, license(s), registration(s), previous experience, professional references, adverse actions, and criminal violations, as appropriate. Credentialing must be completed prior to appointment to this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
Experience as a Nurse Practitioner 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.
Information provided in your application, CV, and other supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.