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. The incumbent is assigned to the Medical Care Clinical Center (MCCC) at the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS), Baltimore VA Medical Center and reports directly to the Cardiology Section Chief. The MCCC has ten specialty sections: Cardiology, Endocrinology/Diabetes, Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalist Program, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Epidemiology and Rheumatology. The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner will have an active full-time clinical presence in the section of Cardiology, providing 50% effort in support of a cardiac electrophysiology program to include; a) evaluation, management and education of patients with/or in need of ICDs, pacemakers or with heart rhythm abnormalities and b) maintenance of the local/national database of patients with devices. General cardiology support will include staffing various cardiac ambulatory clinics and diagnostic non-invasive testing within the department. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for facilitating the fulfillment of the VAMHCS mission, vision, and values. The incumbent performs at an advanced level of nursing practice characterized by application of the evidence in practice decision making and accompanied by increased complexity of clinical decision-making. The incumbent is a skilled health care provider who utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis, ordering of diagnostic tests and the prescribing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease. The NP may provide specialized treatments to specific patient populations. The NP practice promotes wellness and prevents illness and injury. The NP works autonomously and in the interdisciplinary teams as resources and consultants. The incumbent is responsible for providing consistent ANA Standards of Advanced Nursing Practice within the Clinical Center across a complex multi-hospital system. The NP is responsible for the provision of high-quality, customer-focused, cost effective care to specific patient populations. The NP ensures compliance of advanced nursing practice with all applicable local, community, VISN or National professional statues and regulations. The incumbent ensures that the practice of nursing is consistent with external standards such as The Joint Commission and internal standards such as the Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Performance Measures for preventive health and chronic disease management. The NP collaborates with other NPs and health care providers throughout the VAMHCS and within the community to exchange knowledge and share clinical expertise. The NP continually identifies opportunities for improvement and efficiency. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 430pm with flexibility. Functional Statement: Nurse 1 level 3 - 000000 Nurse 2 - 000000 Nurse 3 - 000000 Telework Eligibility: No
Internal Number: 599779700
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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.