The Women's Health Center provides comprehensive primary care for females, including clinical pharmacy, primary care mental health, social work, endocrinology, breast cancer prevention, and nutrition and food services. MEDVAMC's women's health leadership is comprised of a dedicated medical director and a Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM). The candidate for the Women's Health Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (WH-NP) will function as a continuity coordinator or gap provider and be assigned 50% to MEDVAMC's Model 3 Women's Health Center. In this role, the WH-NP provides comprehensive primary care to Women Veterans when Veteran care indicates a need for such and provides coverage and support for the Women's Health Patient Aligned Care Teams (WH-PACTS). Medical care is delivered in accordance with current clinical practice guidelines with attention to prevention via utilization of evidence-based clinical decision-making tools. In addition to the provision of high-quality medical care, the WH-NP will be assigned 50% to the Women's Health Program to support the outreach and continuity of care between the VA and community providers. The WH-NP will demonstrate excellence in customer service via compassionate and informed interpersonal relationships with Women Veterans, family members and staff. The WH-NP reports directly to the Women's Health Medical Director and ultimately to the Chief of Staff for Primary Care. Additional duties include: Provides ongoing, continuous patient-centered care of Women Veterans primary care needs commensurate to the WH-NPs licensure and clinical privileges or scope of practice as a member of the Women's Health Center. Uses health assessment information and critical thinking to identify health concerns, risks, normal and abnormal states of health, and formulate differential diagnoses. Selects, prescribes, analyzes, and utilizes correct dosages, routes and frequencies of medications and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities based on relevant individual needs, i.e., illness, age, gender, previous adverse drug reactions and medicines received from outside providers Identifies and requests the appropriate lab and imaging studies for Veterans and can interpret the requested tests using critical thinking. Documents physical exams, health assessments, clinical data, diagnoses, management, and conclusions in a timely manner using the electronic medical record. Completes and documents notes and clinical reminders in the electronic medical record in a timely manner, including timely referrals for subspecialty care as appropriate. Actively provides counseling to promote health, reduce risk factors, prevent disease, and disability. Actively participates in peer review activities using evidence-based data for evaluation through the service, NP peers and system based EPRP reviews. This includes self-evaluations. Evaluates the Veteran's response to the health care provided and the effectiveness of the care.- Interprets his/her own professional strengths, role and scope of ability to peers, patients, and colleagues.- Assumes accountability for practice. Ensures the patient's care plan contains medical recommendations for clinically indicated care. Ensures the patient has same-day access for face-to-face and telephone care visits during regular clinic hours. Collaborates with PACT staff to develop personal health plans that incorporate care management and care coordination appropriate to the patient's needs. Actively communicates with families and coordinate care with veterans' other caregivers. Tracks symptom changes and treatment responses, develops and administers treatment plans, refer to specialists, monitors and analyze health data. Serves as a patient liaison between VA primary care providers, the VA Community Care Network, and non-VA Community Obstetricians, Infertility Specialists, and Breast Imaging Centers. Ensures the effective coordination of care between non-VA or VA providers and all relevant non-VA or VA specialist providers treating pregnant Veterans (i.e., endocrinology, cardiology, rheumatology, neurology, gynecology, mental health, etc.). Ensures community outreach and women Veteran access to comprehensive health care for women Veterans throughout the MEDVAMC healthcare system. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm OR 8:00am - 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: May be available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Nurse Practitioner Financial Discloser Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
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.