Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve
Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Phoenix VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner- Surgical Services.
As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply
Educational Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) participation is authorized for this position. Selectee may be eligible to apply for reimbursement of current education debt on qualified loans contingent on availability of funds.
A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized.
This Mid-level position may be filled with a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. For Physician Assistant's interested in being considered, please apply under the Physician Assistant (Surgical Services) vacancy announcement.
Preferred Certification: Acute Care NP Certification
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For information about the Phoenix VA Health Care System team go to: http://www.phoenix.med.va.gov.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov.
Nursing Service has a position available in Surgical Services for a full time Nurse Practitioner (NP). The Nurse Practitioner will execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to management of complex client care for Veterans receiving care through Surgical Services as an ICU NP and General Surgery Clinic NP. The NP meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions and consistently communicates and treats customers (Veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with customers constructively and appropriately. The NP will work collaboratively with residents/fellows /physician staff. All medical documentation will be done in the Computer Patient Record System (CPRS). The NP plays a key role in management of patients seen in the SICU, surgical wards, surgical clinics, operating room and other interventional areas. The NP uses sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating patient care; applies current concepts and findings from research and/or studies to practice; shares clinical expertise with professional and supportive personnel; accurately documents and reports care; identifies, analyzes and resolves patient care problems whose resolution results in the significant improvement of care to patients; demonstrates such expertise in patient care so as to be recognized by others. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ? Making morning rounds with surgical teams ? Presents daily patient goals during multidisciplinary and ICU rounds ? Serves as ICU liaison between primary attending surgeon-surgical team and Surgical Intensivist ? Facilitates tasks including but not limited to scheduling surgery, performing physical examinations, prescribing medications, initiating consults, requesting lab studies, X-rays and other imaging, and interpreting diagnostic test results ? Evaluates new and established patients in Clinics, Emergency Department and in the hospital ? Provides continuing care and coordination of care ? Works with Social Services to arrange post-discharge continuing care and treatment ? Assists in discharging patients and providing instructions for follow up and continuing care ? Provides ?on-call? coverage as needed as determined by Surgical Services ? Performs preoperative risk assessment for surgical patients
The tour of duty for the NP will be flexible to meet both staffing and administrative needs and this may include evening, weekend, holidays and off-tour shifts.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): If you have qualifying education debt, you may be eligible to apply for the federal Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on availability of funds.
A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized.
Moving/PCS expenses are not authorized.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.