This Primary Care GAP incumbent will provide, via both TelePrimary Care and face to face, interim staffing/gap/float Primary Care Provider Coverage for all Primary Care clinics in General Medicine, Women's Health Center at Springfield campus and Illiana Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Maintains clinical and educational activities within Primary Care/General Medicine at all sites. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. 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 U.S.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 (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: 2-3 years experience in Primary Care 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 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Duties Primary focus of practice is the independent clinical evaluation of Veterans to include panel management, and/or panel coverage for providers out on leave, and/or GAP coverage for Veterans with acute or chronic complaints. Clinical evaluation will include evaluation and management of acute and chronic conditions, prevention, and patient self-management. Comprehensive primary care will be provided to male and female Veterans. Performs and records history and physical examinations and records data from clinic visits. Enters progress notes in CPRS and completes action required encounters in a timely manner. Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient. Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted protocols, physician supervisor recommendations or standing orders. Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in accordance with ILLIANA VAMC credentialing, Federal and State Law, and VHA Regulations. Processes view alerts and all other patient notifications in a timely manner, critical alert within 48 hours, and moderate alerts within 14 days. Generally, does not allow view alerts and other notifications to exceed accumulation of more than 100. Effectively addresses abnormal alert values. Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended treatments. (Specific topics include nutritional counseling, need for smoking cessation, need for periodic immunizations and health screening tests, and other preventive health measures). Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill multisymptomatic patients. Consults other specialties as appropriate for patient management, according to service agreements. Interacts with patients and Primary Care clinic staff when there are problems between patients and members of our provider staff that interferes with the efficient operation of our clinic. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 07:45-4:15 Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Available PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Available Financial Discloser Report: Not required"]
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