The incumbent will work in the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program, providing primary care, geriatric care, and palliative care services to Veterans presenting with complex medical issues. The incumbent will make home visits to veterans in the program, within a 70-mile radius of the Grand Junction VA Medical Center. The services rendered will include assessment for complex medical issues and the application of evidenced base treatments. 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 Preferences: 5 or greater years of NP practice, Geriatric experience/certification, Palliative Care experience, Home Care/Case Management experience Major Duties: Must be comfortable and capable of working in interdisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive patient care. Academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level. In addition to providing direct clinical care, the incumbent serves as a consultant to nursing and clinical staff for patients with complex treatment or care needs within GEC Service. Primary clinical duties include assessment, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of healthcare issues, histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary, Colorado state regulations and scope of practice. Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their caregivers, the interdisciplinary team and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. Provides appropriate care for Veterans ranging in age from 18 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs. Share expertise in such care to clinical trainees providing care during clinical rotations to Veterans. Demonstrates, promotes, creates and ensures a culturally diverse care in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. Functions as the facility expert in addressing geriatric health and palliative care needs of Veterans. Provides direct care through a variety of modalities including home visits, telehealth extending services to rural clinics, and any environment appropriate for care. Maintains necessary competency in the use of telehealth technology supporting quality care through these modalities. He or she collaborates with the interdisciplinary team across services including (but not limited to): mental health, pain, whole health, education, primary care, home oxygen, laboratory services, radiology services, innovation, PMRS, complimentary/integrated health, social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, surgical services, telehealth and nursing services. Valid State Driver's License The position requires that the incumbent must possess a valid Colorado driver's license. Work Schedule: M-F, 0800-1630 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.