VA Lebanon Healthcare System is seeking a full time, permanent Nurse Practitioner (Hospice-Palliative Care) aligned under the Medical Care line. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans continue to receive the highest quality care possible. The primary practice site for Palliative Care is in the Palliative Care Clinic in Building 17 located on the main campus of the Lebanon VA Medical center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. In addition virtual care consults are available with each of the five Community Based Outpatient Clinics and for outpatient visits where clinically appropriate. Additional duties may also include follow up via electronic media. The Palliative Care NP is responsible for the assessment, planning, and provision of care for patients enrolled in the Palliative Care program and for inpatients with a Palliative Care consultation. The NP is responsible for collaborating with the interdisciplinary Palliative Care team in order to provide care to a caseload of patients and will support the Palliative Care Physicians in all aspects of patient care including inpatient/outpatient care, telephone consultations, clinical alerts, telehealth and electronic consultations. The Nurse Practitioner maintains excellent interpersonal relationships with interdisciplinary colleagues, Veterans and their families/significant others, and representatives from community organizations. The Nurse Practitioner collaborates, with other nurse practitioners and interdisciplinary team professionals at the local and regional level to initiate improvement in care delivery and to identify and resolve problems impacting Veteran care. The Nurse Practitioner (Palliative Care) works in collaboration with and with available guidance and supervision of an Attending Physician(s) in the field of Palliative Care. Incumbent will be responsible for Palliative Care duties which are generally defined as but not limited to: 1) Assessing the status of Palliative Care patients, planning, intervening and evaluating indicated actions. 2) Engaging interdisciplinary team members in improving the treatment plans of their population of Palliative Care patients. 3) Supporting an atmosphere where caring for Veterans is the foremost concept. 4) Providing and coordinating quality care to fulfill performance expectations. 5) Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to develop, implement and evaluate goals and objectives for Palliative Care. 6) Facilitating optimal orientation and clinical competence of program staff through preceptor and mentor activities. 7) Appropriately documents own interventions and reviews appropriate health team documentation of patient treatment plans with the Palliative Care Physician when indicated to treat changes in the patient's condition. Providing and coordinating quality care to fulfill performance expectations. 8) Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and intervenes, using sound judgment, professional attitude, interdisciplinary, supervisory, and appropriate channels. 9) Participates in establishing policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure adequate, comprehensive services. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; however, weekends and nights may be required if Veteran needs should arise. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Discloser 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.