The closing date of this announcement has been extended. Applicants may update their application through the closing date. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of COVID-19 operations. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 28, 2020 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than April 30, 2021. The Nurse Practitioner may be permanently or temporarily appointed on an intermittent, part-time or full-time schedule in support of VA facilities across the Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurse Practitioners will be assigned to help address clinical demands that exceed facilities' current staff capacities, unexpected or temporary absences of facility providers, or fill vacancies where the hiring of permanent providers has been difficult. May fill needs in all areas including Primary Care, Emergency Department, Tele-Health, Mental Health etc. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to and may vary by specialty or location. Investigates health problems or health needs by gathering and assessing historical information; Performs a physical examination appropriate to the patient's history; Diagnoses health problems based on interpretation of the patient's history, physical exam findings and diagnostic test results; Develops treatment plan tailored to the patient's needs, which includes health education, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment; Prescribes medications as appropriate; Makes referrals for specialty evaluation or treatment; and Directs and coordinates the provision of health care services for patients in primary care, i.e. walk-in patients. Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays. Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Certain locations are deemed as 'Hard to Fill' and 'may' offer Recruitment Incentives, but such an Incentive is not guaranteed. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Nurse Practitioners will be assigned to interested facilities throughout VHA in support of COVID-19 operations.
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.