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The Nurse Practitioner has primary duties for both the Palliative Care/Hospice program and for Geriatric Medicine. These duties are completed on the Community Living Center (CLC Building 200) and in the Outpatient Clinics as part of the Geri-PACT/Blue Team (Building 81). The Palliative Care/Hospice duties include consultation services, outpatient appointments, potential for home visits, as well as primary provider responsibilities for Veterans on the CLC admitted under the Hospice treating specialty. The Geriatric Medicine duties include a primary care panel as well as primary provider responsibilities for Veterans on the CLC admitted under the Long Term Care treating specialties (Long Stay Continuing Care, Skilled Nursing, Short Stay Rehab, Respite, etc.). The Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Generalist who has specific education and expertise in end of life care, specifically palliative and hospice care. The Nurse Practitioner maintains knowledge of current practice, acts as a role model and mentor to other ARNPs, acts as a client advocate, and participates in professional activities at the local and state level.
- Investigate health problems or health needs by gathering and assessing historical information
- Perform a physical examination
- Diagnose health problems based on interpretation of the patient's history, physical exam findings and diagnostic test results
- Develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient's needs, which includes health education, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment
- Prescribe medications as appropriate
- Evaluate the results of the treatment plan, modifying the plan as needed to achieve the treatment goals
- Make referrals for specialty evaluation or treatment
- Write admission and discharge summaries
- Identify hospice candidates, place hospice consults, oversee implementation and assure peaceful death for the resident
- Facilitate and promote the delivery of quality care through comprehensive pain and symptom assessment, informed decisions regarding end-of-life and timely reassessment of the effectiveness of interventions including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic intervention and consultations with other pain specialists
Work Schedule: days
Functional Statement Title: ARNP Hospice/Palliative Care
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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.
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