The Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who practices for the Sheridan VA Health Care System as a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) providing care to Veterans of the Health Care System. Clinical functionality will be limited to the population specified by individual certification. A Clinical Privileges set correlated to the certification specialty and specific to the area of job focus will guide advanced practice beyond basic education and is renewed every two years. As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), he/she has prescriptive authority for a panel of patients. Core functions include diagnosing and treating acute and chronic physical and mental health care problems, performing adult preventative care and annual exams, ordering lab and diagnostic studies and prescribing medication and treatments. The APRN participates in a wide variety of health maintenance activities and may engage with Veterans needs through face to face, telephone and telehealth arrangements and in settings including but not limited to primary care, community clinics, specialty care, geriatrics and extended care, internal medicine, women's health and mental health. The APRN diagnoses and manages minor trauma and/or urgent physical or mental health issues. S/he incorporates Whole Health into practice through the provision of education and health management, including complimentary and integrative health, health promotion and disease prevention to patients. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm 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.