The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is recruiting an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to work within our Infectious Diseases Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Service at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Come join our team of health care professionals in caring for our Veterans To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/27/2022. 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: APRNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Education: 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. Registration: 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. Nurse Practitioners: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Practice Nurse) must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. (The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.) The certification must be in General Practice or Medical Surgical Nursing for this vacancy. Grade Determinations: Nurse II - 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. References: VA Handbook 5005/27 Part II Appendix G6 Preferred Experience: The candidate should have a minimum of two years experience managing medical and surgical patients, experience in monitoring patients receiving intravenous antibiotics, strong interest and/or experience in infectious diseases and good communication skills. Physical Requirements: Direct patient care work involves considerable walking and standing (up to 12 hours/day), pushing, pulling, bending, and heavy lifting (45 pounds and over). The incumbent accepts assignment on any tour of duty and in whatever area services are required. In-direct patient care work is mostly sedentary. Typically the employee sits comfortably to complete the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as patient records and supplies. ["The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) performs a variety of services using advanced practice nursing process, competency and skills to perform the following: Major duties: Reviews all referrals to Gainesville VAMC Infectious Disease Service for home IV antibiotic therapy Performs initial virtual or face-to-face intake visits Monitors progress of all current patients on the outpatient antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) list on a weekly basis Tasks include but not limited to calling patients, monitoring and ordering labs, ensuring follow up appointments, communicating with home health companies and infusion pharmacies Timely completion of OPAT documentation in the electronic health medical records Works closely with OPAT Co-directors to address questions from patients, infusion companies, home healthcare nurses and referral sites Performs outpatient clinic for follow-up of patients on OPAT independently or with oversight from Infectious Disease providers Ensures that all follow-up appointments for patients on OPAT are scheduled with appropriate ID provider Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 - 4:30, may include Saturdays\nFinancial Discloser Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.