Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 962349

 

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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH is currently recruiting for One (1) Nurse Practitioner (NP), for the Hospital in Home Program based in Hamilton, Ohio. 

One (1) full time positions is open for a Nurse Practitioner for the Hospital in Home Program in Primary Care Service.  The Nurse Practitioner is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team providing histories and physical exams, planning care, evaluating outcomes, revising care interventions and providing care coordination.  The NP will serve as a Hospital in Home consultant to various staff, disciplines and services within the medical center and community.  The NP provides nursing leadership within the program and will participate in educational programs that lend an opportunity to share expertise and knowledge in care.  The Hospital in Home Program is based in Hamilton, Ohio CBOC.  The NP will report to the Nurse Manager, HBPC.  This program requires  travel to patients’ homes within a 30/50-mile radius of the Medical Center

VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE:  You must have valid driver's license as the incumbent will drive a government car.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:   Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with weekend coverage as needed.

 

                                                           VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Duties

The position is located in Primary Care Service.  The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a skilled health care provider who utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis, and the prescribing of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease.  Nurse practitioner practice promotes wellness and prevents illness and injury. 

The NP is responsible for both coordinating and providing acute care services in the Hospital in Home Program.  The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for interviewing, evaluating, assessing, diagnosing and treating  patients admitted into the Hospital in Home Program.  The Hospital in Home Nurse Practitioner utilizes acute care guidelines, appropriate nursing and medicine standards of care, and collaboration with team physicians in providing quality care to patients presenting with acute conditions. 

The Nurse Practitioner Hospital in Home conducts a comprehensive assessment of patients' medical, physical and bio-psychosocial including:

  • Obtains a relevant health and medical history
  • Performs a physical examination based on age and history
  • Conducts preventative screening procedures based on age and history
  • Updates evaluation of health status to determine need for further health care
  • Formulates appropriate medical diagnosis based on data obtained
  • Orders appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests
  • Identifies and prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological agents
  • Identifies needs of the individual and family as a result of the evaluation of collected data
  • Provides relevant patient/family education

The Nurse Practitioner, Hospital at Home is accountable to the ACOS/Primary Care Service.  She/he works with the attending staff, Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and physicians.  She/he is directly supervised by the Nurse Manager, HBPC.

 

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.