Primary Care is seeking to recruit two highly qualified Nurse Practitioner (FLOAT) temporarily for the Blue and Gold Primary Care Clinics. This position is a float and travel to other clinics/CBOC's will be required. The reason for temporary assignment is based on COVID-19 needs. The length of appointment is not to exceed one (1) year, may be extended until 9/30/2021. May be terminated or extended at any time based on the needs of the facility. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) FLOAT optimizes patient care delivery and patient outcomes by providing Case Management; Care Coordination; and Telephone Management. The NP provides care to patients with acute problems, patients undergoing transitions of care, and patients with chronic conditions who would benefit in developing and performing self-management skills for chronic conditions especially diabetes, hypertension, CHF, hyperlipidemia, pain, depression. NPs will use a registry to identify high-risk patients who would benefit from case management. The NP utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate patient development of patient driven goals for health optimization. The NP performs independently in collaboration with the provider to carry out the plan of care for the veteran. He/she appropriately delegates to other team members, but is responsible for providing case management and care coordination activities, clinical triage and making more complex clinical decisions. The NP uses face to face visits, telephone visits, secure messaging, and possible inpatient visits to patients assigned to the teamlet. The NP tracks patient outcomes to determine if interventions are effective. The NP is primarily assigned to follow established guidelines to provide and coordinate health care to a defined population. The NP will document timely, appropriately, and effectively in the medical record; ensure the patient's care plan contains medical recommendations for clinically indicated care; and communicate test results and plans of care to patients or ensure this is accomplished by clinical support staff in a timely and effective manner. The NP performs nursing assessments; triages face to face or over the phone; in collaboration with the patient and provider identifies goal for optimizing health; provides patient/family education to improve outcomes, evaluates patient's progress or lack of progress toward achieving goals; and performs case management activities and care coordination activities for those patients assigned to the team who require those services The NP must demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to the adult and geriatric population through collaborative strategies. The NP will participate in team performance improvement and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency and care delivery; provide leadership to the PACT including shared delegation of appropriate care and care processes to appropriate team members. The NP will implement primary care operations management processes, as appropriate, under the direction of the Primary Care Director and/or Associate Chief of Staff of Primary Care. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, to be determined based on the needs of the Primary Care Service Line. You may ask for clarification upon interview. 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.