Erie VA Medical Center is seeking a Full Time Permanent Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (Pain Management) to serve in the Pain Management Clinic and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at the main VA clinic in beautiful Erie, Pennsylvania. The Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is recruiting a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) who functions as a member of the Pain Management Clinic as well as the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department to provide patient care with a focus on management of chronic pain. The CRNP is responsible and accountable for all elements of the advanced practice nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care Major Duties include but are not limited to: Adheres to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. Demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, medication management, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Demonstrates a systematic body of knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of actual or potential health problems, including syntheses of data, and the use of complex skills. Exercises a high degree of independent judgment with prescriptive authority as noted in their written practice of agreement as agreed upon with his/her collaborating physician. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Orders medications and procedures per establishing policies and guidelines. Serves as an advocate for patients and is clinically supportive of staff. Actively participates in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Responsible for evaluating, diagnosing and developing a treatment plan, and evaluating response. Provides supportive interventions through active listening, understanding, affirmation, guidance, and reassurance. Provides education in a systematic manner and addressing needs for pain patients. Assists the chronic pain patient in accomplishing the goals of achieving and maintaining a level of well-being within the mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions of the individual. Serves as both a mentor and collaborator with others in project development. Actively leads nursing facility wide initiatives, trainings, and/or committees. Supports and actively participates in initiatives which include, but are not limited to, Stepped Care Model of Pain Management (SCM-PM), Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI), Stratification Tool for Opioids Risk Mitigation (STORM), Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train the Trainer (SCOUTT), Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEDN), High Reliability Organization (HRO), Patient Centered Care, Just Culture, and I CARE. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; however, weekends and nights may be required if Veteran needs should arise. 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
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.