The Nurse Practitioner (HBPC) functions as an independent practitioner, as well as function in a variety of roles in collaboration with other health care professionals. He/she is a direct care provider in the Home Based Primary Care line of Extended Care whose responsibilities may also include education, research, consultation and administrative roles. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered and referred on a regular basis. Applications will remain on file until December 31, 2021. The HBPC Nurse Practitioner will carry a panel of patients as per VA Directive 1411 and will spend 100% of his/her time in a clinical role. He/she will function independently and conduct in-home patient visits, provide adult care in an in-home setting, case management, clinical pertinence reviews of NP's within her service. He/she will diagnose acute and chronic patients using her vast knowledge of medicine to prepare treatment plans, prescribe medications, suture wounds if necessary, and follow-up with patients to ensure recovery if possible and/or comfort care if recovery is not possible. He/she will provide patient education as needed to patients to ensure wellness and prevention. She/he will refer patients to the appropriate specialties as required based on his/her clinical diagnoses. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM Travel: Driving to VA facilities and patient homes may be required more than 75% of the time Telework: May be considered after a successful orientation period based on telework policy. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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.