Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse Practitioner (Case Mgmt/Care Coordinator) in Manchester, New Hampshire

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Manchester, NH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The position is located in the Business Office at the Manchester, NH Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). The Nurse Practitioner functions as a Case Manager and Care Coordinator. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for coordination of case management services for Veteran and provides clinical support for case management. The Nurse Practitioner Case Manager is responsible for the completion of Veteran Clinical Eligibility Assessments for those applicants to the program of Comprehensive Assistance; completing Clinical Eligibility Re-assessments of enrolled dyads; serving as a member of the CPS Clinical Team.


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.

“As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to”

“Patient Centered care is our approach to delivering healthcare to our Veterans. This philosophy gives patients and their families the chance to work closely with their healthcare providers to create more personalized care plans. Patient-centered care also considers the Veterans’ personal preferences and values, family situations, cultural traditions, and lifestyles; it keeps them informed and engaged throughout their treatment. The Veteran and family members become key members of the healthcare team and are active participants in making healthcare decisions.”

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: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The Nurse Practitioner, will be assigned to the Business Office (BO) aligned under the Associate Director (AD). The Nurse Practitioner executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. Practice goes beyond the area of assignment to encompass a program that impacts more than one individual or unit. The Nurse Practitioner is a Licensed Independent Practitioner per the Medical Center Bylaws and is privileged by the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff as stated in the bylaws. S/he is responsible for supporting the Veterans Access to Care Act (VACA) by reviewing non-VA care consults and patient records to determine most appropriate avenue for care to be administered, within the Manchester VA Medical Center (VAMC) or the private sector, also known as non-VA care. He/She will coordinate non-VA care with the Manchester VAMC primary care PACT teams.

*WORK SCHEDULE: *Hours of duty are first shift, typically 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (hours may be negotiated) The Business Office also offers Compressed Tours.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Full unrestricted licensure and certification required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing; Must pass pre-employment exam.
  • Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists VAF 10-2850a required.
  • CV or Resume that meets federal criteria required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

The Title 38 personnel system is a rank-in-person system for registered nurses/nurse practitioners in grades Nurse I – III. Applicant'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.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Due to the nature and duties of the position, case management and care coordination experience is preferred.

CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of the United States.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in 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: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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.] (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

LICENSURE: Current, full, active and unrestricted licensure, certification, and/or registration as a graduate professional nurse Nurse Practitioner (NP) in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. (LICENSURE REQUIRED)

CERTIFICATION: current, full, active and unrestricted certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body in a specialty related to this position. (CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Must pass a pre-employment physical.

DRUG TESTING: This is a testing designated position for drug testing purposes. The incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

*Reference: * VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for selection without regard to race, religion, color, lawful political or other affiliations, marital status, sex, age, national origin, or disabilities.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

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 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Reasonable accommodation may be considered in determining an applicant’s ability to perform the duties/functions of the position.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and* provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation*.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

After the vacancy announcement closes, your materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the qualification and area of consideration requirements for this vacancy. You will be informed via E-mail whether or not you meet these requirements. If qualified, you will also be notified if you are referred to the hiring official. If referred, you will be contacted directly by the hiring department if you have been selected for an interview (not all candidates are always interviewed). If selected for the vacancy, you will receive a phone call. If another candidate is selected, you will be informed via E-mail. Every effort is made to complete the selection process within 30 days of the announcement closing date.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Other Information

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.

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: $67,946.00 to $113,273.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453327600

Job Announcement Number: JT-17-BMS-1820492-BU