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 Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a licensed independent practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner will be providing primary care services using the VHA PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) model. The provider is expected to work in Homeless PACT clinic located in the Veteran's Community Resource and Referral Center (VCRRC) and Homeless Veterans located in the Detroit VA Medical Center. Based on clinical needs of primary care service, the provider could also work in the Pontiac CBOC, Canton CBOC, and Detroit VA Medical Center. He/She caries a case load of patients and/or provide direct patient care in the outpatient setting by performing comprehensive health assessments and formulating differential diagnosis based on findings; prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in direct management of acute and chronic diseases; promotes wellness and the prevention of illness; and works autonomously and collaboratively with the primary care physician and specialty services to provide and coordinate patient care. The NP will perform procedures as described in the delineated privileges approved by the medical professional standard board, demonstrates clinical knowledge with evidence based practice and documentation , demonstrates interpersonal communication and collaboration skill, and conducts self in professional manner. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a skilled health care provider who utilizes critical judgment in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease. The nurse practitioner practice promotes wellness and prevents illness and injury. The nurse practitioner conducts a comprehensive assessment of patients' medical, physical and biopsychosocial status and manages/evaluates outcomes of care, including but not limited to: Obtains a relevant health and medical history. Performs a physical examination. Conducts preventive screening procedures based on age and history. Updates evaluation of health status to determine need for further health care. Formulates appropriate medical diagnosis based on data obtained. Orders appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests. Identifies and prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological agents. Identifies needs of the individual and family as a result of the evaluation of collected data. Provides relevant patient/family education. Makes appropriate referrals to both health professionals and community agencies. Consults with collaborating health care professionals when doubt exists as to the diagnosis, when expected improvement is not soon apparent and when specialized therapeutic or diagnostic techniques are indicated. Determines the effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of client care outcomes. Reassesses and modifies the plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals. Collaborate with primary care physician and specialty providers on a routine basis. Plans, develops, implements and evaluates patient education tools and clinic forms. Develops and evaluates professional educational programs in areas of expertise. Presents educational programs for patients in areas of expertise. Participates in patient record review at least annually with collaborating physician or designee. Outcome of record review will be discussed with collaborating physician/designee and implemented through performance improvement process. Provides primary care services in the medical center and Homeless PACT program at the VCRRC center. Participates in H-PACT and Detroit VA Medical Center community outreach events. Preferred Work Experience: Minimum of recent two years of primary care work experience in the outpatient setting. Minimum of recent two years of work experience in the women's health care. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm for four days a week; 9:30am to 6:00pm one day a week; one Saturday a month form 8:00am to 4:30pm of which the provider will be off on the Monday the he/she works on Saturday. 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.