The Coatesville VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for one full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP). The NP is a Licensed Independent Provider and uses the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) as the standard delivery of care model. In this care delivery model, the NP manages care for a panel of patients, in collaboration with teamlet members, for effective disease and chronic care management and care coordination for both males and females across the continuum. Coatesville VA Medical Center is a 42-building campus-style facility which sits on 128 acres and celebrated its 85th anniversary in November 2015. There are 396 inpatient and residential operating beds, and the medical center serves as a VA specialty referral facility for inpatient and residential mental health programs. In terms of inpatient beds, there are medical, psychiatry, and community living center (24- hour nursing care), including a highly regarded hospice unit. Additional information can be found on our internet site https://www.coatesville.va.gov/. Duties and Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner include but are not limited to: Demonstrates proficiency in delivering Primary Care to Medical Center Veterans in collaboration with assigned Physician Performs initial histories and physical examinations on patients Evaluates facility patient care delivery systems and validates or identifies barriers to safe, effective care Presents findings and recommendations to appropriate management officials and participates in implementation of changes Exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and findings from research and/or studies Plans and organizes care based on client needs and provider competencies to assure safe, efficient and cost-effective care Considers the use of cost effective medications, diagnostic tests, supplies, and equipment with both inpatient and outpatient Recommends safe alternatives in the delivery of patient Provides ongoing care for assigned panel of patients Prescribes medications within defined scope of practice Orders diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms Carries out health promotion and disease prevention activities Draws blood specimens for testing and performs other comparable lab procedures Makes daily rounds to observe and record patient's medical progress, updates and summarizes medical records, changes orders, when appropriate and notifies the responsible physician of significant changes in patient's condition Makes interim summaries of the patient's medical record Orders durable medical equipment, makes referrals to Physical Therapy, Dietitians, Respiratory, and Occupational Therapy Provides education and counseling of patients and families in preventative care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not Authorized 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.