Nurse Practitioner-Sayre CBOC

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Sayre, PA

Posted Date 11/08/2019
Description Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is looking for a Full Time Internal Medicine/Family Practice Nurse Practitioner to provide Primary Care Services/Women's Health Care at the Sayre Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered for this position.

Incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program pending availability of funds.


Tele-health may be authorized.

1. Care of acute and chronic illness including routine detection, management of diseases and medication management.
2. Preventive care such as age appropriate cancer screening, e.g. colorectal cancer screen.
3. Prevention of osteoporosis and treatment.
4. Smoking Cessation and Weight Management counseling.
5. Alcohol use screen, counseling and referral for treatment.
6. Depression/ PTSD screening, evaluation and referral to Mental Health Clinic as appropriate.
7. Elective referral to specialty care will be at Wilkes-Barre - examples include ophthalmology, podiatry, physical therapy and social work as needed.
8. Designated Women's Health provider at this location providing gender specific care including pelvic/breast exam, contraception counseling, management of menopause related concerns and initial evaluation and management of gender specific concerns.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/10/2020. .

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.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. 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)
  • 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.
Advanced Certification in Primary Care/Adult Care/Family Care as Nurse Practitioner required.

Grade Determinations:
Experience as a RN 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.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: The nurse practitioner should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

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