The Nurse Practitioner 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. CNS is not eligible. 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. Learn more Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner is educated at an advanced level and exhibits clinical expertise in a specific specialty, population, or setting. The role of the CNS/NP encompasses the patient, the nurse and nursing practice, as well as the healthcare organization and system. The CNS/NP is involved in all aspects of patient care, from assessment to treatment and management of patient outcomes. The CNS/NP executes position responsibilities that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care within acute care. The Advanced Practice Nurse Wound/Ostomy Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist practices in the inpatient and outpatient clinic setting. The NP/CNS is academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level and possesses additional training in skin, wound and ostomy care. The NP/CNS functions independently and maintains ongoing collaboration with physicians, peers and appropriate others on the healthcare team and within the community. The NP/CNS provides direct and indirect patient care that includes consultations, assessments, diagnosis, education, planning, and treatments of wounds, skin and ostomies. The NP/CNS provides ongoing management of patients with actual or potential skin breakdown. The Wound/Ostomy NP/CNS will serve as the facility consultant for the use of specialty care beds, wound care products, coordinate any trials of wound care treatments and collaborate with acute care establishing policy in the acute care setting. The NP/CNS will develop educational programs related to wound and skin care, chair the facility Interdisciplinary Pressure Injury Committee (IPIC) , make appropriate recommendations to facility practitioners, and maintain trending data for quality improvement opportunities. The NP/CNS may initiate consults and referrals to other health care team members, prescribe medications/supplies and therapies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary, State regulations and scope of practice. The NP/CNS role may also include research in addition to clinical practice. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise, Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599096400
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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.