Nurse Practitioner (Tele-Primary Care Hub)
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Wilmington, DE 19806
Nurse Practitioner (Tele-Primary Care Hub)
- Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
- ##### Open & closing dates
01/23/2019 to 08/29/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$78,708 to $131,207 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
Part-Time – 20 Hours
1 vacancy in the following location:
Wilmington, DE 1 vacancy
- Relocation expenses reimbursed
- Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
Recruitment Incentives are not Authorized.
This is a Telehealth position that belongs to a Tele-Primary Care
Center based in Wilmington VA Medical Center. The Nurse
Practitioners in this Center will be teleworking to provide primary
care to a panel of patients at one of the Veteran Integrated Service
Network (VISN) 4 facilities (receiving sites).
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The Nurse Practitioner’s primary responsibility is to provide
virtual primary care services for a panel of approximately 900
patients. The Incumbent will perform examinations and clinical care
according to performance measure guidelines and procedures and
dictate/type notes according to policy/procedure. Nurse Practitioner
reports directly to the Clinical Director of the Tele-Primary Care
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as
services in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of assigned
- Provides effective medical treatment, consultation, and
diagnosis upon request from other Services/Departments.
- Obtains patient histories, performs physical exams, formulates a
working diagnosis and develops/implements a treatment plan
according to clinical guidelines and to determine appropriate
hospitalization, and/or disposition to Nursing Home Care,
Assisted Living, Community Nursing Home, and/or Home Care.
- Orders appropriate tests and incorporate results for treatment
- Initiates or expedites requests for consults, special tests, or
- Authorized to write both inpatient and outpatient medical
orders, treatments and medications.
- Provides education and counseling to patient and family in
preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed
treatment and drugs.
- Coverage of extended hours of clinic coverage in the evenings
and on weekends will be required on an intermittent basis.
- Works with nurses to coordinate care in non-face to face
- Provides supervision/collaboration to mid-level provider as
- Participates in Peer reviews, chart reviews, hospital/clinic
committees and Process improvement initiatives as assigned.
- Utilizes proficient data-entry (typing) skills
- Exercise flexibility to serve walk-ins from a receiving sire or
through a Nurse triage line.
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (extended hours of clinic
coverage in the evenings and on weekends will be required on an
intermittent or rotational basis).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
- Travel Required
- Supervisory status
- Promotion Potential
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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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 08/29/2019.
- 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
- 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.
Preferred Experience: None.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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: The physical requirements of this
position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent
bending, walking (distance), climbing (ste