*** THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE MEDICAL SERVICE/ CARDIOLOGY- LOCATED AT THE WEST ROXBURY CAMPUS***
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The cardiology section of the Department of Medicine of VA Boston Healthcare System West Roxbury Campus is currently recruiting for one full-time Nurse Practitioner position with advanced clinical knowledge and competence to function in a variety of roles..
The incumbent provides and oversees the care of the Heart Failure Program and Cardiology Inpatients under the supervision of Cardiology faculty. The primary role is to provide care for cardiology patients at the West Roxbury division and to work closely with the Cardiology attending staff responsible for these patients. The incumbent is supervised by the Cardiology attending staff with ultimate responsibility of the Chief, Cardiology Section or the designee. The candidate s primary practice will be at the West Roxbury Campus but may have potential responsibilities at the Brockton or Jamaica Plain sites. S/he will provide a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative services as these pertain to the patient care practices within the Section, in full conformity with the mission of VA Boston Healthcare System. The position entails collaborative work in a team setting.
Inpatient Cardiology NP
The NP for the inpatient cardiology service provides assistance with the admission, inpatient care, and discharge of all patients on one of the cardiology team. He/she attends daily catheterization conference each morning prior to rounds, rounds with the attending and house-staff, orders necessary medications, laboratory tests and consultations, attends interdisciplinary rounds (with nurses and social workers and discharges patients to assure smooth transitions from inpatient to home (including discharge orders, medication orders, consults to outpatient referrals). The NP provides guidance and continuity for the cardiology resident and interns in their provision of care for the patient. He/she assists the resident teams to address all aspects of care by the promotion of safe practices as well as the encouragement of effective use of VA resources. The NP evaluates patients when they arrive in the West Roxbury pre-cardiac procedure clinic the day before cardiac catheterization and reports to the attending cardiologist for the team. The NP then admits, follows and discharges the patient after they undergo cardiac catheterization.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
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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 U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .
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.
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NOTE: Candidate s education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience as an 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.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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