The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-White Team position is located in Nursing Service-Specialty Clinics at the Newington campus. The APRN will function in the Urology Clinic in Newington. The position is full-time at 40 hours per week. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse will function in the Urology Clinic and provide care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic date gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgement, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems. This position is clinically responsible to the Chief of the Urology Service. Responsibilities include; but are not limited to: Assisting the supervising Physician (or agent) in evaluation and management of clinic patients: Performing initial histories and physical examinations on new outpatients; Providing ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients; Screening outpatients to determine need for further health care and/or admission; Ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms, CT, MRI scans, and any other studies necessary for the care of patients; Reviewing diagnostic test results and implementing appropriate treatment; Providing education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs; Carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities; Consult triage and administrative duties assigned by the Chief of Urology; Initiating and expediting requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies; Committee membership and involvement in research studies may be required. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Notifications: This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position. May be required to attend conference at other facilities or other VA sites on occasion. The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's. This position is in the Excepted Service. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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