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Nurse (Home Based Primary Care)
Work From Home
Permanent (Full time)
Summary The incumbent will practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), a department of the Rehabilitation and Long Term Care (RL TC) Division with the VA Portland Health Care System. Responsibilities Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) provides home care and community services for Veterans who have a number of chronic medical conditions or require post-surgical care. Patient populations include male and female, adult and elderly, frail patients. HBPC provides home health care services but does not provide infusion therapy, home health aide, chore, or hospice care services. The RN staff provides medication management, injections, wound care, anticoagulation and glucose monitoring, blood draws, specimen collection, safety evaluations and assessments, and patient education. The RN is accountable for a primary caseload, for patient assessments, patient/family education, and coordination of the therapeutic regimen in the home setting. The HBPC RN demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is a Level 1A interdisciplinary teaching and quaternary facility with service-lines serving primary care, emergency medicine, medicine, surgery, specialty, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). VAPORHCS operates a Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) which serves homeless Veterans in downtown Portland and also provides Home-Based Primary Care. VAPORHCS received initial Magnet designation in May 2006, re-designation in December 2010, and again in October 2015. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday,7:30am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 .C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 (., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: Must have valid driver's license and proof of insurance One year of VA Home-Based Primary Care experience preferred One year of successful clinical nursing experience preferred (. Med/Surg, ER/ICU/Urgent Care, adult primary care) Experience working in an intensive interdisciplinary team preferred American Heart Association BLS certified 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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 and carrying, 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling ( hours); Pushing ( hours); reaching above shoulders; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (3 hours); Standing (4-6 hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing, legs only (1 hour); Both legs required; Operation of a crane, truck, tractor or motor vehicle; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; At least 20/40 in each eye; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Mental and emotional stability required; At least 70' peripheral in horizontal meridian in each eye. Environmental factors: Outside and inside, excessive heat and cold, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working around moving objects; working closely with others; working alone; animal dander; insects; does not transport patients. Education 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 . 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 Testing Designated Position: 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. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.