Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 887666

 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much offering big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 21 million visitors a year.

 

WHO WE ARE

We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

 

In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much offering big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.
 
The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 21 million visitors a year.
 

 

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  

 

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.  

 

Position Summary : A vacancy exists for a certified Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Geriatrics GRACE Program.  This individual will provide geriatric care to Veterans 65 or older who are at risk for institutional extended care. Responsibilities include collaborating with a social worker, primary care providers, and a geriatric interdisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive care to older Veterans across the continuum of care including in-home, outpatient, and hospital visits.    This position will report to the­­­­ GRACE Team Attending Physician of VAMC to plan, direct, and evaluate patients' health care at VAMC.  

 

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourage persons with disabilities to apply. 

 

SALARY RANGE:   Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Duties

1.      Provides initial and ongoing assessment of patients: medical, physical and psychosocial status including:

a.       Obtaining relevant health and medical history from patients and/or caregivers,

b.      Performing physical exam appropriate for age and history,  including  comprehensive functional assessment when clinically indicated,

c.       Conducting preventive screening procedures based on age and history,

d.      Identifying medical and health risks and needs,

e.       Updating and recording changes in health status,

f.       Ordering,  conducting and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests,

g.      Identifying the needs of the individual family or community as a result of the evaluation of the collected data,

h.      Formulating the appropriate differential diagnosis based on history, physical exam, clinical findings and diagnostic test findings,

i.        Developing care plan and communicating plan to patient, the caregiver or family, and the primary care provider.

j.        Identifying non-pharmacologic interventions and prescribing non-pharmacologic therapies; identifying pharmacologic interventions and prescribing pharmacologic therapies when having approved prescriptive authority  from the State of Indiana,

k.      Providing relevant patient education,

l.        Making appropriate referrals to physicians and other health professionals and community agencies,

m.    Determining the effectiveness of care plans for documentation of patient outcomes and modifying the plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals; communicating findings and plan of care to patient, the caregiver or family, and the primary care provider.

 

2.      Participates in quality improvement review on a periodic basis, including systematic review of records and treatment plans, helps disseminate findings and implement plans for improvement.

3.      Serves as educational resource for other VAMC staff. 

4.      Serves as a member of various VAMC committees dealing with healthcare. 

·         Completes and maintains written records in a timely fashion and in compliance with VAMC rules and regulations.