This vacancy posting is a standing register and will be used to fill future Primary Care positions at a variety of locations. This posting does not constitute current open positions. Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials as vacancies are identified. Applicants can choose to apply for up to 5 locations. This position provides primary care for Veterans. The physical location(s) of the position(s) will be based on future vacancies and will be aligned to the VA Portland Health Care System, Roseburg VA Health Care System, VA Boise Medical Medical Center, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC), or one of the Clinical Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) aligned to the locations listed in the posting. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The primary care Nurse Practitioner will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veteran's medical needs. This position may serve as a Nurse Practitioner in a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT consisting of a primary care provider, an RN Care Manager, a Clinical Associate (LPN or Health Tech/Medical Assistant, and a clerical associate) setting and will be responsible for providing medical care in an outpatient setting following PACT principles. May provide medical care using Telehealth for remote patients, or travel to other CBOCs to cover provider shortage. The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Functions as an independent provider and performs clinical care through face to face, virtual, medical record review, telephonic/electronic communication, consultation, and collaboration with healthcare clinicians and other team members. Reviews from primary care, specialty providers, new or completed diagnostic testing and/or telephone contact with the Veteran and caregiver(s). Collaborates with staff members, nurses, and Providers from other services/departments within the VA healthcare system and community partners. Assesses the safety needs of patients, practices, promotes and implements current safety policies and procedures and improves environmental and operational safety as needed. Identifies opportunities for process/system improvements, collaborates with leadership in developing work groups and implementation or communication strategies. Identifies Quality Improvement (QI) issues and participates in QI monitoring and in evaluation of clinical practice. Utilizes Quality Improvement (QI) findings to improve quality of care and provides leadership in adhering to and promoting practice based on current standards of clinical practice. Contributes to the achievement of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement and patient satisfaction. Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and teaching personnel in a variety of settings. Partners closely with nursing leadership, interdisciplinary team, and medical supervisors. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday with tours from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm; work schedule(s) may vary by location. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates for all locations. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After a selection is made, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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.