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Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)

The Nurse Practitioner(NP) is accountable for the management and evaluation of a panel of patients under his/her care.
The NP provides comprehensive preventative and wellness care, as well as the spectrum of acute, episodic, chronic and end of life care to Veterans.
The NP uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with the Teamlet (Patient, PCP, RN, LVN and MSA) and larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life.
The NP is a member of the Teamlet providing diagnosis and treatment.
The NP provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals.
The NP is prepared in advanced practice across the health continuum.
This practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment.
The NP role includes participating in and use of research, development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management and consultation.
The clinic duties of the Nurse Practitioner include but are not limited to the following:
a.
Performing history and physicals, diagnosing and creating treatment plans, b.
Ordering lab and diagnostic images or testsc.
Referring to specialty clinics and consulting with physicians when appropriated.
Triaging and coordinating follow-up appointments and/or outside caree.
Performing pre-op surgical evaluations and f.
Promptly clearing reminders to meet medical center goals.
The NP maintains effective relationships with patient families as well as colleagues with the clinic.
The collaborating goal is to provide patient-centered, coordinated care with improved outcomes.
The NP provides education for patients and their families, nursing staff and serves as mentors to NP students.
They participate in educational activities to improve their own clinical expertise and performance.
They also support client self-determination and serve as a resource for addressing ethical issues.
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday may include Saturday 7 :
30am - 4:
00pm; 8:
00am - 4:
30PM; 8:
30am - 5:
00PMFunctional Statement Title/#:
Nurse Practitioner

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