This 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. 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 after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is an interdisciplinary program that provides short term and long-term health care services to patients who are homebound. The HBPC Nurse Practitioner provides and coordinates comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary medical care & case management in the homes of veterans with complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions. Population served includes those patients with multiple chronically active medical problems, impairment in self-care, non-ambulatory, cognitive impairment, frequent use of the ER / hospital, terminally ill, no caregiver/support network; no other accessible primary care provider. The incumbent will report clinically and administratively to the HBPC Program Director and HBPC Medical Director. This is an open continuous announcement for this vacancy. The first certificate of eligible applicants will be issued on December 17, 2021 with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 days up to March 31, 2022. Travel: Occasional; You may be expected to travel for this position. Work Schedule: Saturday to Sunday, 7:30am to 6:00pm; with flexibility to meet patient and program needs. Part-time 40 hours per pay period Telework: Available (Will be determined by supervisor) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21 CCOE EDRP, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provides oversight when consulting & collaborating with interdisciplinary team members to develop strategies / plan of care for handling specific patient needs. May develop and update, with the collaboration of the interdisciplinary team, patient treatment plans and ensures care coordination by involving the patient, caregiver(s), family, VA and community programs. Provides and/or coordinates skilled nursing services which includes but not limited to: monitoring and management of chronic and acute illnesses, medication management, wound care, lab tests, catheter care, injections, electrocardiograms, promotion of health, wellness, and independence. Coordinates and participates in implementation of clinical practice guidelines. Participates in QA activities and utilizes an ethical code of conduct and continuing education to promote and maintain high standards of professionalism and leadership. Supports the mission of HBPC to provide comprehensive primary care and case management to veterans in the home. Facilitates interdisciplinary academic and clinical training in geriatrics/gerontology to students in the health professions of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, occupational therapy, and social work. Supports the services offered by HBPC that include short-term transitional care, palliative care, facilitate the transition from an institutional setting to the community, and chronic disease management. Works effectively with others to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups and establish relationships with professional and/or other health related groups within the community. Develops a professional practice by leadership and accomplishments in the development and implementation of best-practice guidelines in patient care and healthcare delivery.
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.