The nurse practitioner provides care and counseling of persons in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and formulating and executing medical regimens. The Nurse Practitioner will be a float provider in Primary Care located at the Wichita Falls Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The position will require periodic travel to various Primary Care clinics in the health care system for patient coverage purposes. The position will also require virtual care coverage of patients within the health care system. The Nurse Practitioner will work as a member of a disciplinary patient-centered health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to veterans enrolled on the team. The Nurse Practitioner demonstrates advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of the patients and members, play an active role in the multidisciplinary health care team, promote preventive measures, practice patient-centered care, manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her patients and patients assigned to other team members when circumstances requires. Role and Responsibilities: Manage medical care for Veterans enrolled in Primary Care Timely entry and use of our electronic medical record system for documentation, workload capture, alert management, and for review of Veterans' current and future medical care needs Serve as the leader of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Cross-cover for other medical providers as needed throughout the week Work in collaboration with PACT members to ensure the overall safety and quality of each Veteran's care Responsible for all eQM metrics related to patient quality of care Responsible for positive customer service in all aspects of care Participate in quality improvement, quality assurance, continuous survey readiness, and committee/work groups in collaboration with others Maintain licensures and certifications requisite for credentials and privileges at the OKC VA HCS at all times Meet ethical and professional standards as written in the Medical Staff Bylaws and ensure that work relations are in compliance with facility standards and expectations as written and communicated Other duties or cross-coverage as assigned by Chief, Ambulatory Care or designee based on the circumstances at that time Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. 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
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.