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Nurse Practitioner

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Anderson, SC
  • Expired: October 04, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Nurse Practitioner
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

  • ##### Open & closing dates
09/30/2019 to 10/15/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
VN 00
  • ##### Salary
$81,001 to $117,419 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Anderson, SC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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The Nurse Practitioner is located at the Anderson location of the
WJB Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia SC. The incumbent functions as
a GAP Provider in Surgery Service and is responsible for provision
of care for patients seeking Surgery Service care. The overall
concept of the NP is to alleviate the stress of the system.
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Major duties for this positions are describe below:
Actively participates in Medical Center committees and teams, as
assigned by the Chief, Surgical Service.
Implement long range program planning and model development for
effective delivery of health services is required. The NP for
Surgery Service facilitates the delivery of patient care in
collaboration with health professionals, health managers and other
health care professionals.
Assure the implementation, maintenance and compliance with standards
of professional practice of all health care personnel within the
Participates in various facility or CBOC programs, designed to
enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, as
assigned by Chief, Surgery Service
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Subject to
change based on the needs of the agency
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
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  • Requirements

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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 after
  • 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 online
onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, .
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. 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 II - A Master's degree in nursing or related field with a
BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately
1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience, {NOTE: If MSN
obtained a Bridge Program no BSN required.}; 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing
practice/experience. NOTE: Nurse III must demonstrate
performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the
care for a group of patients. The Nurse III is responsible for
the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program
or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be
demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility,
VISN, or VACO. In order to be considered for appointment or
promotion to Nurse III, outcomes must be documented. Meeting the
Practice dimension involves incorporating and implementing the
requirements of the other qualification standards, including:
  • (a) Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity
of care and peer accountability for practice, including access
to care and discharge planning.
  • (b) Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff
involvement in planning, decision-making and evaluating
outcomes. (c) Functioning as an expert in clinical practice
and/or in areas related to the assigned roles and
  • (d) Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating
outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes
within area of expertise.
  • (e) Guiding, developing and supporting staff from a leadership
  • (f) Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence
and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities
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: 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.
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: 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:
Additional information
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse
Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
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.
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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Anderson, SC
29623 USA