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 THIS POSTING IS FOR A PART-TIME POSITION The Specialty and Procedural Care (SPC) Nurse Practitioner will be assigned to a practice area with accountability and responsibility for patients paneled to that team in a setting that may be within Cardiology, Liver and Urology Services. Cardiology services include Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Radiology and Echocardiography and Pain. SPC NPs also provide consultation services throughout the medical center and community resources. The NP uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with clinic staff and coordinators, internal and community-based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. NP provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The NP is prepared in advanced practice across the health continuum. This practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment. The NP role includes participating in and use of research, development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management and consultation. Role includes procedural work up with radiology and testing orders, pre and post-procedure contact with Veterans and families along with coordinating with outside providers for non-VA care. Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists work as health care providers as such all APNs must be privileged. Each APN is responsible for working with their physician service chief and administrative staff to assure assignment of workload that is bookable via a scheduled appointment or and overbook. If they are inpatient, they must assure their mapping reflects that status so that they become either part of bed days of care or are scheduled in an inpatient slot on consult to capture workload. Accurate mapping every two weeks is critical for assuring accurate capture of workload. To assure accurate workload credit all encounters must be completed accurately and documentation notes are signed within 48 hours of the visit and attached to the encounter. Encounter completion and note signage are the responsibility of the NP as this will be reviewed as part of a yearly performance evaluation. It is imperative to work closely with the service administrative staff to assess if scheduled appointments are needed and encounters are attached to a scheduled appointment (either pre-scheduled or scheduled after the fact). All providers including APNs must also understand and utilize VA Video Connect. Telephone visits and Video Connect visits that are clinical in nature should be attached to a scheduled appointment slot which may be over booked. Completed encounters and signed notes must be provided here as well. Only those telephone calls that are clinical in nature should be included as an encounter to avoid veterans receiving co-payment billing for reminder calls, check-in calls or other non-reimbursable contact. All providers, including NPs and CNSs must work with their service business managers and administrative staff to assure an accurate reflection of the work they do. Work Schedule: Part-time, 16hrs per week Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: 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.