Job opening: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Employee Health
Salary: $102 533 - 170 930 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) Employee Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is responsible for promoting health and well-being for current and potential employees. The selected APRN functions independently, as guided by their scope of practice commensurate with training, demonstrated expertise, and licensure.
The selected APRN will work collaboratively with other health care providers to manage employee care needs and serves as a liaison throughout the continuum of care between clinical and administrative services and other health care services within the VA and community agencies. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to these duties:
1. Performs a comprehensive pre-employment physical examination, insuring that prospective employees meet the physical requirements of a job. The physical exam may include a thorough medical history, physical examination, hearing and vision checks, auscultation of heart and lung sounds, gait and posture checks, lab specimen collection, review of vital signs and other assessments as indicated.
2. Triage and treat, as appropriate, work-related injuries, including referrals to the Emergency Department, Radiology, and/or Worker's Compensation, as well as all appropriate reports.
3. Reviews all return-to-work authorization paperwork and any accompanying medical records and performance of a return-to-work examination.
4. Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate program and/or service activities.
5. Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others.
6. Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact client and staff, including initiating and participation in ethics consultations.
7. Manages program resources (financial, human, material, or information) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care.
8. Coordinates the facility employee health and wellness program.
9. Acts as a consultant in clinical practice.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
Work Schedule: Days; 7:30am - 4:00pm; other tours as needed by the service.
Telework: Not available
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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.
Master's or Doctoral Degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or the Commission (ACEN-Formerly NCLAC) or the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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 must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State 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.
Experience in Occupational or Employee Health
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 III - Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
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 and approximately 2-3 year's 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: CAVHS is a complex, interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, psychiatric, extended care and neurological inpatients and outpatients. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don proleclive clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, psychiatric disorders or other risk factors. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
- Address John L McClellan Memorial Veterans' Hospital
4300 West Seventh Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
- Name: Shanita Campbell
- Phone: 713-409-1645
- Email: [email protected]