Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
Please read the entire announcement before beginning the application process to ensure you submit all the required documents. All applicable forms must be completed and signed prior to uploading to receive consideration for this position (see Required Documents section).
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants may be referred as early as March 4, 2016 and thereafter as vacancies become available. This announcement covers multiple areas within VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.
The applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an education loan/reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Applicant(s) must meet established criteria to receive award.
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.
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System is seeking innovative Nurse Practitioners to become part of our Healthcare Team. This is an open and continuous posting in which you will identify the areas in which you are interested in working. Areas include inpatient and outpatient areas to provide care to our Nation's Veterans.
The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) functions relatively independently as guided by approved clinical protocols, and privileges, functioning within the scope of practice for a licensed ARNP. Ongoing collaboration with physicians, nursing staff and other health team members is essential. The incumbent is accountable for all decisions and actions in the care of assigned patients under the direct supervision of the assigned Physician Preceptor. The incumbent provides care within a defined scope of practice. Duties/tasks include, but are not be limited to: performing initial and interim history and physical examinations; ordering laboratory, radiologic and other diagnostic tests and providing initial interpretations; ordering EKG's and providing initial interpretation; screening patients for disease prevention and identifying health risks and needs; formulating a diagnosis based on history, physical examination and clinical findings; developing and implementing a treatment plan, ordering appropriate pharmacological agents, referring to other healthcare professionals or community agencies as appropriate; assessing patient's learning needs, developing, implementing plans to meet needs, and instructing patients and families in self-care and treatment; documenting of assessments, reassessments, differential diagnosis, plan of care and patient education in the clinical record.
This announcement covers multiple areas within VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. Eligible applicants will be referred based on answers to the Occupational Questionnaire (Area of Specialty)
The specific areas of specialty include:
- Urgent Care - Emergency Room
- Specialty Clinics
- Medical - Inpatient
- Behavioral Health
- Extended Care and Rehabilitation
Work Schedule: Work schedules will vary based upon the current vacancy and the needs of the Service.
Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner II, III
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
Equal Opportunity Employer