Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Practitioner (Home Based Primary Care) in Athens, Georgia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Athens, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/23/2016 (57 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (72 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1775387

*This position can be filled as either a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner*

This is an open continuous announcement; applicants will be reviewed and referred on a bi-weekly basis; the announcement will remain open until the position is filled. The first cut-off for consideration will be September 7, 2016

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.

Augusta Georgia is the home of the world renowned 'Masters' golf tournament and is Georgia's second oldest and second largest city. Please visit the official Augusta website to learn more about this ever changing and exciting city:

The Augusta Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA and as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. This facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits.

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.* *

Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

Current permanent employees of the Charlie Norwood VAMC will receive first consideration when filling vacancies.


Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p

Location of position: Geriatrics/Home Based Primary Care (Athens)


The Nurse Practitioner will perform the following duties:

* * The Nurse Practitioner makes home visits to assess and monitor patient needs.

  • Assumes primary medical responsibility for their assigned patients.

  • Identifies the patients' medical problems and defines the medical management.

  • Prescribes medications and treatment in accordance with their individual scope of practice.

  • Determines the need for consultation from subspecialty clinics.

  • Determines the need for and facilitates admission to the hospital.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration Required
  • Copy of College Transcripts


Candidates must meet all the requirements identified in the VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6, Nurse Practitioner Qualification Standards.

Nurse Practitioner Qualifications:

  1. Citizen of the United States.

  2. Nurse Practitioners 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).

  3. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. 1) The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 2) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs. (b) [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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment.

  4. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the ACEN 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. (Certification must be in Family Practice)

Physical Standards: Applicants must meet the physical standards established for the position selected for(Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner)

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.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements (Nurse Practitioner):Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (6 hours); Pushing (6-10 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6-10 hours); Standing (6-10 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13” to 16”; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted)

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Other Information

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. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $70,200.00 to $120,076.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 448420000

Job Announcement Number: OD-16-RW-1775387-396-BU