The Pittsburgh VA Health Care System is seeking a full-time permanent Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner for their Wound Care clinic. Please note this position may be filled from this vacancy announcement OR as a Physician Assistant from Job Announcement CBSZ-11100957-21-ES. The CRNP (Wound Care) is located in surgery service at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center and will report to the Plastic Surgery Wound Care Attending and Clinic Nurse Manager. The CRNP (Wound Care) is located primarily within the Plastic Surgery Surgical Specialty Service Line at the University Drive Division of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The CRNP is responsible for providing health care to individuals, a comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting tests. The CRNP assess and manage common acute and chronic illnesses and plastic surgery problems, in particular chronic wounds. The CRNP consults and makes referrals to physicians and other health care members of the health care team as appropriate. Typical Duties include but are not limited to: Evaluates and cares for the surgical and chronic medically treated patient. Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations Diagnose and treat acute health problems such as infections and injuries Diagnose, treat, and monitor chronic wounds Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays Facilitate care throughout the perioperative period including but not limited to: Referral for pre-operative medical evaluation Coordination of scheduling surgery Ensuring appropriate follow-up Prescribe medications and other treatments Has certification or familiarity with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and performs appropriate work-up and referral for hyperbaric oxygen Order consults needed to provide optimal care for this population Provides care coordination for chronic wound and plastic surgery patients Provide health maintenance care for adults Promote positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and counseling Collaborate with physicians and other health professionals as needed Provide individualized care, focusing not only on health problems, but also on the effects health problems have on people and their families. Explain the details of health problems, medications, and other topics to help people fully understand how to take care of themselves Ask about people's worries and concerns about their health and their health care Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that arise in the plastic surgery and wound population, placing ethical consults as needed. Works effectively with surgical and medical teams to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care issues on a daily basis and identify, analyze, and resolve patient care trends that negatively affects patients. Provides leadership in the application of wound care to stakeholders in the clinical and administrative realms which lead to improved outcomes at the clinical or systems level Acts as a resource for nursing and physician staff regarding wound care Knowledgeable on the current trends/medical practices in advanced wound care techniques. Maintains awareness of processes required to obtain new products for patient use Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with referring providers Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; however, nights, weekends and other tours may be required to meet Veteran needs. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600087900
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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.