This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Nurse Practitioner (NP) Surgical Care Clinical Center (SCCC) functions as a licensed independent practitioner collaborating with Physicians, peers and appropriate others in the health care community to develop and implement individualized patient treatment plans. NP conducts history and Physical evaluations for all Veterans who require surgical intervention. Support all surgical sub-specialties by ensuring that all surgical candidates receive the proper workup in order to medical clear them for surgery. Order and follow-up on lab work; order and complete consults; interact with 13 different surgical specialties; work with Nurse Case Managers to ensure patients are ready for surgery. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for facilitating the fulfillment of the VAMHCS mission, vision, and values. The incumbent performs at an advanced level of nursing practice characterized by increased complexity of clinical decision-making. The NP provides direct patient care to specific patient populations. The incumbent is a skilled health care provider who utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis, ordering of diagnostic tests and the prescribing of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease according to their scope of practice. The NP may provide specialized treatments to specific patient populations. His/her practice promotes wellness and prevents illness and injury. The NP works autonomously and in the interdisciplinary team as a resource and consultant. The role of this provider may include conducting research, providing education, and contributing to public policy. The NP functions in diverse areas of practice including but not limited to acute /chronic care, primary care, and geriatrics. The incumbent is responsible for providing care that is consistent with ANA Standards of Advanced Nursing Practice within the Clinical Center/Service Line across a complex multi-hospital system. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the provision of high-quality, customer-focused, cost effective care to specific patient populations within the Surgical Care Clinical Center of the VAMHCS. The incumbent is accountable to the Chief, Perioperative Services, Surgical Care Clinical Center for all issues that affect patient care within the Surgical Care Clinical Center and is accountable to the Surgical Care Clinical Center Chief Nurse for nursing practice. The NP ensures compliance of advanced nursing practice with all applicable local, community, VISN or National professional statues and regulations. The incumbent ensures that the practice of nursing is consistent with external standards such as JCAHO and internal standards such as the Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Performance Measures for preventive health and chronic disease management. The incumbent assesses the educational needs of specific patient populations and develops and implements a related plan of care. The NP collaborates with other Surgical Care Clinical Center Nurse Practitioners and health care providers throughout the VAMHCS and community to exchange knowledge and share clinical expertise. There may be other duties as assigned or required. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center. Telework: No Virtual: No Functional Statement #: Nurse 1 level 3: 000000 Nurse 2: 000000 Nurse 3: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact [email protected], the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.