RNP-Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) & Community Living Center (CLC)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Menlo Park, California
Internal Number: 617863900
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 This position is as a primary care provider in the Extended Care Service of the VA Palo Alto HCS. The position may entail patient care responsibilities in both the Community Living Center (CLC) (VA nursing home) and the Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) program primarily offering coverage during absences of existing staff. The CLC/HBPC RNP is clinically and administratively responsible to the HBPC Program Director and the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), Extended Care and Palliative Medicine Service. This is an open continuous announcement for this vacancy. The first certificate of eligible applicants will be issued on November 3, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 days up to January 31, 2022. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm; with flexibility to meet patient and program needs Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized to attract highly qualified candidates EDRP Authorized: Contact V21 CCOE EDRP V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel: Required for home visits within the geographical areas of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and San Jose. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provides oversight when consulting & collaborating with interdisciplinary team members to develop strategies / plan of care for handling specific patient needs. May develop and update, with the collaboration of the interdisciplinary team, patient treatment plans and ensures care coordination by involving the patient, caregiver(s), family, VA and community programs. Provides and/or coordinates skilled nursing services which includes but not limited to: monitoring and management of chronic and acute illnesses, medication management, wound care, lab tests, catheter care, injections, electrocardiograms, promotion of health, wellness, and independence. Coordinates and participates in implementation of clinical practice guidelines. Participates in QA activities and utilizes an ethical code of conduct and continuing education to promote and maintain high standards of professionalism and leadership. Supports the mission of HBPC to provide comprehensive primary care and case management to veterans in the home. Facilitates interdisciplinary academic and clinical training in geriatrics/gerontology to students in the health professions of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, occupational therapy, and social work. Supports the services offered by HBPC that include short-term transitional care, palliative care, facilitate the transition from an institutional setting to the community, and chronic disease management. Works effectively with others to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups and establish relationships with professional and/or other health related groups within the community. Develops a professional practice by leadership and accomplishments in the development and implementation of best-practice guidelines in patient care and healthcare delivery.
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.