The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for an Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care). The Nurse Practitioners (Primary Care) will function at the Canton VA Outpatient Clinics within Community Outpatient Service (COPS). Performs histories and physicals. Prescription of medications within the defined scope of practice. Orders diagnostic studies as appropriate. Coordinates care within the assigned medical facility as well as with specialists and ancillary services in the community. Initiates and responds to requests for consultations, special tests, and studies. Serves as an expert in clinical practice and demonstrates outcomes at the program and practice level. Determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with their obligation to provide optimal care Leads and organizes delivery-of-care to assure continuity-of-care, including access-to-care and discharge planning. Assesses, plans, implements, documents, and evaluates nursing care based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice, including prescribing and diagnosing. Guides staff in the application of critical thinking and process improvement to improve patient care. Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate and timely actions. Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes. Evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients within area of expertise. Work Schedule: The tour of duty will be Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, though some evening or weekend shifts may be necessary. 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
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