The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides medical assessment and support, crisis evaluation, intervention, and consultation and referral for the geriatric veterans of all ethnicities and gender. The NP provides advanced practice assessment, treatment and coordination of medical care within the veteran's home setting in conjunction with the interdisciplinary HBPC team, home care agencies, and consultations with other VA departments and programs. 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. By being readily available to family members, provides emotional support and is a valuable link between them and the health care delivery system. Takes a supportive role in staff education becomes important as needs are identified. 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. Demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to facilitate those practices to wider applications when appropriate. Participates in continuing education and achieving and maintaining certification sets a high standard for professional achievement Looks for "learning opportunities" to acquire and/or teach new skills and functions as a clinical expert. Act as a resource to ancillary staff and facilitate their function as it affects the patients' outcome. Lead and organize delivery of care assures continuity and peer accountability for practice. Contributes to program and organizational success by developing and participating in performance improvement activities. Promotes staff involvement in planning, decision-making and evaluating outcomes because it facilitates a supportive environment for all staff to best meet the patient's individual needs. Identify, analyze and resolve care problems. Ensures that patient data is updated and accurate to ensure continuity of care. Program or service level outcomes must be documented as well, and may be broad and complex. Using their advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making and evaluating outcomes, contributes to organizational success as they improve patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600318100
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.