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 HBPC Nurse Practitioner functions with EXPERT knowledge and skills to provide the provision of primary care for complex patients in their homes. This includes clinical coordination and oversight for their patient population. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for assessing, planning, implementing, treating, and evaluating care and identifying outcomes for patients in HBPC. The Nurse Practitioner applies the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. HBPC Nurse Practitioners are supported in the provision of complex patient care by utilizing techniques to effectively implement health promotion and prevention practices and the management of acute and chronic illness of the HBPC patient. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Participates in the education and procedural teaching of patients and their significant others, maintaining patient confidentiality and ensuring privacy. Communicate with the veterans and their families to assure understanding of their disease process and the goals of therapy. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals and colleagues, team building activities. Guides and supports staff development from a leadership perspective, using scientific evidence and practice to evaluate programs and/or services and their effectiveness Elicits a complete and/or problem oriented health history, performs physical examinations, orders appropriate diagnostic tests, and formulated diagnostic impressions and appropriate treatment plans. Admits patients for hospitalization or refers to other ambulatory care programs Furnishes new medications and provides refills of existing medications in accordance with standard procedure. Provides telephone advice to clinic patients and their families. Triages and evaluates unscheduled clinic patients. Demonstrates a high level of skill in individualizing care for patients with various diagnoses and changing conditions, which may require specialized care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, 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.