The Advanced Care Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in Sleep Medicine is a member of an interdisciplinary team providing subspecialty services to patients with sleep disorders. The Sleep Medicine ARNP works under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician with delineated clinical privileges granted by the Medical Staff. Within the physician/ARNP relationship, ARNPs exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Participates in electronic consult (E-consult) triage program. Consult intake, triage, and completion. Participates in PAP adherence monitoring program. Monitoring of PAP adherence reports with patient notification and assessment. Outpatient sleep clinics: (individual and group clinics) Perform comprehensive history and physical exams, sleep review of systems, and bio-psycho-social assessments. Develop and implement individualized care plans. Reviews and communicates with patients and providers: HSAT and PSG results (previously interpreted by a certified sleep physician), PAP device data downloads, actigraphy, sleep diaries. Consultation summaries from dental, surgical, neurologic, and mental health services. Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, actively managing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing clinical data, communicating results to patients, and communicating with primary care providers and other referring specialists, as appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
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