The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) provides direct patient care to Veterans in a clinical setting located in North Bend VA Clinic; functions as an independent provider and performs clinical care through face to face, virtual, medical record review, telephonic/electronic communication, consultation, and collaboration with healthcare clinicians and other team members. The APRN functions as a licensed independent provider with advanced education and experience who cares for patients in the following settings: primary care clinics, women's health clinics, Same Day Access Clinic (SDAC), specialty clinics/programs, extended care programs, community-based outpatient clinics, and inpatient care. The APRN works to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive gender-specific healthcare services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA medical facilities. Provides a unique approach to healthcare that allows the incorporation of traditional nursing and advanced practice skills in the care of resident/patients ranging from young adulthood to geriatrics. This includes reviewing records from primary care, specialty providers, new or completed diagnostic testing and/or telephone contact with the Veteran and caregiver(s). The APRN frequently collaborates with staff members, nurses, and Providers from other services/departments within the VA healthcare system and community partners. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes, performance measures, initiatives in customer service and gender specific programs. The APRN is responsible for identifying significant findings, developing a trend analysis of relevant clinical data, and reporting the findings to leadership with recommendations for correction of said deficiencies. Duties and responsibilities: Work as a critical part of the clinical team utilizing current clinical practice standards, licensure, knowledge, skills, and experience. Counsels Veterans and their families on matters relating to health and wellness, illness, disease processes, medication and treatment options based on Veterans desired health care outcomes. Identifies opportunities for process/system improvements, collaborates with leadership in developing work groups and implementation or communication strategies. Partners closely with nursing leadership, interdisciplinary team, and medical supervisors. Maintains clinical practice requirements dependent upon state licensure and national board certifying body. Attends medical staff meetings as requested, team meetings, and aids in the implementation and application of all programs as required. Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and teaching personnel in a variety of settings. Attends women's health mini-residency if needed to care for the female veteran. WH-PCPs maintain the designation and complete at least 10 hours of CME or CEU in women's health every 2 years Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1630 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.