Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
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 Pulmonary / Sleep Medicine (Pm/Sleep) Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (PA/NP) will provide health care treatment to Veterans in accordance with individual patient needs determined by standards of adult health care practice, hospital policy and procedures, and in collaboration with other members of the Pm/Sleep team, Medical Service at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (RHJ VA). The PA/NP works closely with the Pm/Sleep Section, Pm/Sleep Lab RN's, fellows, clinic staff, and staff physicians. S/he is responsible for screening and assuring that all Pm/Sleep consults are appropriately processed to include both VA and Non VA care. As an PA/NP you will provide prescribed medical treatments and personal care service to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; manage patient care in an astute manner which promotes positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and be accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of your assigned position. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performs consult management Uses sound clinical judgement in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating care. Prescribe and/or recommend laboratory tests, diagnostic studies, and/or medications based on current Medical Center, VHA, and DEA policy. Assume a leadership role in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact patient care, staff performance, and/or system improvements. Identify opportunities for improvement and initiate performance improvement processes. Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership prospective and collaborates with other clinicians. Maintain current knowledge of clinical practice guidelines, preventive measures, and other standards of practice, and apply evidence to practice to improve the quality of care. Effectively manage Pm/Sleep Service resources to increase efficiency, cost effectiveness, and maintenance of a safe environment. Identify potential/actual problems and select courses of action which will result in the most favorable patient and organizational outcomes. Perform inpatient, outpatient, and case management duties with an emphasis on outpatient care. Perform clinic procedures appropriate to Pm/Sleep services. Provide direct patient care and facilitates patient care plan within the Pm/Sleep outpatient setting. Other duties as deemed appropriate to provide high-quality patient-centered care including possible cross-coverage with other services. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day. 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.