Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1143471
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OUR MISSION: 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.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Tour of Duty: (1) Full-time position Monday to Friday, with potential for off tours and weekends
Duty Location: Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York
Relocation Expenses/Incentive: No
Recruitment Incentive: No
The incumbent for this position may be required to serve a probationary period.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will divide his/her attention between their dual roles in managing patients within the GI and ID sections in the department of medicine. Administrative supervision will be provided through the nursing care line while clinical supervision will be provided through the medical care line lead attending physician staff of the GI and ID sections. The position is generally conceived to be a 0.6/0.4 FTE commitment to the GI and ID sections respectively.
The NP will provide comprehensive GI specialty care (including HCV care and management of co-infected (HCV/HIV patients) in the ambulatory and, as needed, in the in-patient setting. S/he will facilitate electronic and telephone triaging of referred patients to the most appropriate venue based on the patient's needs, acuity and facility resources. S/he will complete electronic telehealth and in-patient consultation when appropriate and be available to see walk-in patients if needed. S/he will assist with the colo-rectal cancer screening program, liver transplant and hepatology programs. S/he will assist in endoscopy as needed. S/he will provide primary and ID specialty care for veterans with HIV in all stages of the disease from diagnosis until end stage AIDS. The NP will be the clinical coordinator for the HIV clinic