The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Psychiatry Service. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. Duty station for this position is the Cleveland VA Medical Center but you will expected to travel to the Parma VA Outpatient Clinic at least two days per week. The purpose of the position is to provide comprehensive mental/behavioral health care including primary care integration to a complex patient population. This involves coordinated care with an emphasis on preventive measures as well as treatment of chronic diseases. The Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse (CNS/NP) will function interdependently with physicians and will be responsible for providing quality care, consultation, education and collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Managing and evaluating a panel of patients under his/her care. Performing comprehensive initial patient mental health intakes, routine follow-ups, preventive and wellness care, as well as spectrum of acute, episodic, chronic and end of life care. Performing and documenting history and physical examinations. Providing clinical assessments, diagnoses, and developing plans of care; managing basic, acute, and chronic conditions. Requesting consultations from other healthcare providers. Promoting health maintenance and disease prevention through patient counseling, education, and vaccine administration. Conducting and documenting goals of care discussions, implementing palliative and end-of-life care including, but not limited to, writing code status, state authorized portable orders, and entering life sustaining treatment orders Participating in clinical research or quality improvement projects, instructing health care trainees and non-advanced practice duties as needed.
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