Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care / Chronic Pain Management)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 622592500
The Michael J. Crescenz VAMC Health Care System is recruiting a Nurse Practitioner who functions as a member of a specialized Primary Care interdisciplinary health care team that focuses on management of chronic pain. Incumbent is responsible and accountable for provision of care for a panel of patients to include the management of complex acute and chronic medical conditions. The practice also includes focus on health promotion, disease prevention and whole health interventions. The Nurse Practitioner functions within their approved privileges as a member of the Primary Care team at the Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Major Duties include but are not limited to: Works as a member of a teamlet within Primary Care to ensure the highest quality of care is offered to Veterans enrolled in the system Participates in all Primary Care staff meetings, team huddles, etc. Maintains recognized Nurse Practitioner standards of Practice and follows approved Scope of Practice Exhibits strong clinic skills to improve patients care for an adult population as well as excellent interpersonal relationship skills in interpreting and communicating health care information to the patient, family, and that interdisciplinary health care team Provides comprehensive healthcare which includes the assessment, diagnosis, planning, ordering, and interpretation of therapeutic interventions to a population of female Veterans across the lifespan Provides preventive health education, gender specific sexuality and mental health counseling, and referrals as needed Determines the need for a variety of diagnostics modalities to include however not limited to computerized tomography (CT), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), electrocardiogram (EKG), laboratory assays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, ultrasonography, and X-rays necessary to obtain health data on the case Interprets results and make diagnoses of diseases and/or disorders Prescribes evidenced-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, to include referral when appropriate Provides gender specific examinations including but not limited to breast exams, pelvic exams, rectal exams, and vaginal exams. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; however other tours may be required should Veteran needs arise including weekend and evening hours. Telework: Available, based on agency policy Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.