Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Cheyenne, WY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/23/2016 (59 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 12/13/2016 (53 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1783908

*There will be bi-weekly referrals, until filled/closed.

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless; opportunities are at your fingertips. We are the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Cheyenne is at the crossroads of I-80 and I-25, and only 90 minutes north of Denver. With a population of 62K, Cheyenne serves as the northern anchor city of the vibrant Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. Wyoming offers a laid back lifestyle, no personal income taxes, low sales tax, and reasonable property taxes. We are in close proximity to metro Denver, Ft Collins and have seemingly endless outdoor opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and popular ski areas in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah within easy driving distance. The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is a Level 2 facility, providing primary and secondary inpatient services in medicine and surgery as well as outpatient services in medicine, surgery and psychiatry. Three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are located in Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado, as well as in Sidney, Nebraska.

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.


The Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner practices for the Medical Service providing care to Veterans of the Cheyenne VA Medical Center located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides emergency medical service: medical record review, follow-up on medical consultation requests, writing prescriptions, ordering medications and ordering laboratory tests.

  • Documents interactions with Veterans in a timely manner via the CPRS system.

  • Participates in process improvement and quality assurance projects.

Work Schedule: Monday-Sunday; Varying shifts between the hours of 7am-8pm on a compressed tour

Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Medical Service

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


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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. -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.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a nurse practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Nurse Practitionermust be (1) licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, (2) possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and (3) maintain full and current specialized 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.

*Grade Determinations: *The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates:

  • 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.


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: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 protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

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 job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $72,345.00 to $120,605.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 448410600

Job Announcement Number: 442-16-CSP-2177919-BU