The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides direct patient care to Veterans within the Roseburg VA Healthcare System (RVAHCS) in Roseburg, OR. The NP is a registered nurse with advanced education and experience who applies specialized clinical medical and nursing knowledge and skills to patient care and in the improvement of the quality of care provided by others. A Nurse Practitioner (NP) independently provides theory and evidence-based care to veterans of all genders facilitating attainment of health goals, works with nurses to advance nursing practice to improve outcomes cost-effectively, and/or provides clinical expertise to affect system-wide changes in organizations to improve programs of care.The NP functions as a licensed independent provider with advanced education and experience who cares for patients in the primary care clinics. The NP works to ensure that timely, equitable, high quality, comprehensive gender-specific healthcare services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA medical facilities. The NP provides a unique approach to healthcare that allows the incorporation of traditional nursing and advanced practice skills in the care of resident/patients ranging from young adulthood to geriatrics. These skills enable the NP to anticipate and implement preventive health measures with an emphasis on women's health issues, resident/patient and significant other/family education and illness management of primary or specialty care. The NP incorporates Veteran age, gender, culture, and learning abilities in the plan of care and provides cross coverage to other areas as assigned by management. Duties and functions are included in four dimensions of the functional statement as addressed below.The NP performs clinical care through face to face, virtual, medical record review, telephonic/electronic communication, consultation, and collaboration with healthcare clinicians and other team members. This includes reviewing records from primary care, specialty providers, new or completed diagnostic testing and/or telephone contact with the Veteran and caregiver(s). The NP frequently collaborates with staff members, nurses, and Providers from other services/departments within the VA healthcare system and community partners. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes, performance measures, initiatives in customer service and gender specific programs. The NP is responsible for identifying significant findings, developing a trend analysis of relevant clinical data, and reporting the findings to leadership with recommendations for correction of said deficiencies.The duties and responsibilities of the nurse practitioner include:1. Work as a critical part of the clinical team utilizing current clinical practice standards, licensure, knowledge, skills, and experience.2. Counsels Veterans and their families on matters relating to health and wellness, illness, disease processes, medication and treatment options based on Veterans desired health care outcomes.3. Identifies opportunities for process/system improvements, collaborates with leadership in developing work groups and implementation or communication strategies.4. Partners closely with nursing leadership, interdisciplinary team, and medical supervisors.5. Maintains clinical practice requirements dependent upon state licensure and national board certifying body.6. Attends medical staff meetings as requested, team meetings, and aids in the implementation and application of all programs as required.7. Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and teaching personnel in a variety of settings.8. Attends women's health mini-residency if needed to care for the female veteran.9. WH-PCPs maintain the designation and complete at least 10 hours of CME or CEU in women's health every 2 years. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600045100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.