The pulmonary ARNP will be provide direct pulmonary specialty care to both outpatient and inpatient Veterans who have been referred to the pulmonary specialty service. The pulmonary ARNP supports the general pulmonary service and assists with evaluation and follow-up of patients seen in the pulmonary clinic, including fellow clinic and the attending clinics. The Pulmonary ARNP will provide continuity and patient safety to the pulmonary consult service by ensuring appropriate follow-up of patients seen in the pulmonary fellow clinic. They will also assist the pulmonary attendings in follow-up of their patients. They are expert in history taking/ physical examination, patient counseling and teaching, differential diagnosis, and medical and surgical. The Pulmonary ARNP is knowledgeable about pulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic regimens and is experienced in chest imaging assessment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Consults, reviews, triages, and completion of electronic consults (E-consults) Outpatient Pulmonary clinic : Performs comprehensive history and physical exams, imaging review, and diagnostic planning Develops and implements individualized care plans. Ensures appropriate treatment disposition Reviews and communication to patients and providers: Relays recommendations and consult other specialties as appropriate. Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, reviewing clinical data, communicating results to patients, and communicating with primary care providers and other referring specialists, as appropriate. Provides coverage to the LCS (Lung Cancer Screening) ARNP and RNs during periods of leave or increased volume. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.