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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner - Altoona

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Altoona
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Job Description:

This position is assigned to the Medicine Service, with responsibilities on the Inpatient Unit and Urgent Care Center (UCC) at the James E Van Zandt Medical Center. The Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing direct patient care and management. The Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner will act with Full Practice Authority. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Inpatient: History and physical examination Ongoing patient care for assigned patients within privileges Order diagnostic studies and tests Initiate and expedite requests for specialty consultations Provide education and counseling of patients and families, and preventive health care, medical treatments, and reasons for diagnostic testing Admit patients to inpatient unit or discharge patients to home as medically indicated Arrange transfers of patients to other facilities when a higher level of care is indicated Complete all required documentation in the electronic medical record to comply with The Joint Commission Requirements. Occasionally the provider will have to take care of patients in the Community Living Center (CLC) which is housed in the same building or other duties as assigned. An on-site/off-site physician will be available for consultation during all hours of duty. UCC: Evaluate and manage patients in the UCC Order and evaluate results of diagnostic studies and tests Initiate and expedite requests and referrals for specialty consultations Admit patients to inpatient unit or discharge patients to home as medically indicated Arrange transfers of patients to other facilities when a higher level of care is indicated Complete all required documentation in the electronic medical record Recruitment: Full time/part time Tour of Duty - Compressed Tour available. The incumbent will be required to rotate through tours to meet patient care needs around the clock including nights, holidays, and weekends. Must have current BLS and ACLS certifications. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telehealth: Knowledge of Telehealth processes and procedures. Travel Required: You may be expected to travel to VAMC Altoona, and other CBOCs as needed. A limited amount of traveling to Pittsburgh VA health care system will be required for training purposes. Recruitment/Relocation Expenses: Recruitment and Relocation expenses may be authorized. Preferred Experience: Two years of Acute Care experience preferred. Intubation experience preferred but not required at appointment. However the incumbent will be required to successfully undergo intubation training.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Altoona , Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner - Altoona, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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