The James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx VAMC is affiliated with the Mt.Sinai School of Medicine (NYC), numerous Nursing Academic Affiliations and the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Columbia University. The hospital has a professional practice model and shared governance. It is located in the NW Bronx on a self-contained campus easily accessible by car (free parking for eligible employees) and public transportation.
Advanced Practice Nursing Position is available:
Nurse Practitioner – Urology Department
Master’s Degree (MSN) from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE;
Current, unrestricted RN and Nurse Practitioner license issued by any U.S. State;
Current Nurse Practitioner Certification from the American Nurses Association (ANA).
The certification must be in the specialty of Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner for this position.
ACLS and BCLS are required.
5 plus years of clinical nursing experience
1 to 3 years of Nurse Practitioner experience.
Urodynamic Testing and Certification
Experience as first assist in the Operating Room
Tour of Duty: 8am to 4:30pm (with rotation)
The Urology Nurse Practitioner will:
diagnose and treat a patient’s urologic health problems;
perform histories, physicals and health assessments; case manage, coordinate, document and deliver care. He/she will provide education and counseling to patients and families about genito-urinary conditions;
order and execute medical regimens;
perform procedures, such as urinary catheterization;
participate in the interdisciplinary health care team and as a resource and consultant; and
serve on hospital committees to plan and implement the health care needs of consumers.
The candidate will demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to the management complex vulnerable populations. Requires flexibility in schedule, this is a 24/7 hospital. Functions as a licensed independent provider in Urology.
Experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health, Women’s Health/GYN, or Family Practice is preferred.
Participates in Outreach and In-reach events and serves as a clinical leader of specialty nursing practice.
Collaborates with the inter-professional team to provide and improve care for women veterans. Participates in Interdisciplinary Planning – Discharge Conferences.
ordering diagnostic and laboratory test;
leading and organizing care to assure continuity peer accountability.
Access to care and discharge planning.
Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
Functions as an expert in gento-urology clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities.
Guides, develops and supports staff from a leadership perspective.
Uses professional standard of care and practice and scientific evidence to evaluate programs and/or service activities.
"All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA."
Education Dept. Reduction Program: Note: Selected Applicant may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please note that EDRP is contingent upon the availability of funding and it is not guaranteed.
CFD: Note: Filing the Confidential Financial Disclosure (CFD) is not required for this position
English Proficiency and U.S. Citizenship required.
Department of Veterans Affairs James J. Peters VA Medical Center Attn: Human Resources Program (05) 130 West Kingsbridge Road Bronx, New York 10468 Or FAX to (718) 741-4598 Or email to Magali.Hickey@va.gov The VA is an EOE M/F/V/H
Additional Salary Information: Comparable salary and generous benefits package are available.
Today, the James J. Peters VA Medical Center is a multilevel health care Center of Excellence, fully accredited by JCAHO, and composed of 331 authorized beds and a 120-bed Nursing Home Care Unit. It provides tertiary services to a veteran population from the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland Counties, Northern New Jersey, and the New York City metropolitan area.
The James J. Peters VA Medical Cente...r serves as a comprehensive cancer center; a national center for Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and alcohol abuse; a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) center; and a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) center. The Medical Center provides secondary and tertiary services to the Montrose (32 miles) and Castle Point (54 miles) VAs and is a member of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Health System.