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Nurse Practitioner (Home Based Primary Care)

POSITION:
Nurse PractitionerWORK SCHEDULE:
, Monday through Friday (7:
45am - 4:
30pm)Salary to be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB)The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will practice at the Salem VAMC.
The incumbent will be academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Provide primary care to adults in the area of their clinical specialization which includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of health care problemsResponsible for initiating and adjusting therapeutic regimen, performing histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary, State regulations and scope of practiceServes as a consultant to nursing as well as medical staff for patients with complex treatment or care needsWork collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members in providing quality care and patient educationStrong computer/typing skills including the ability to document vital signs, assessments, notes, etc.
using the electronic medical record or other computer applications.
Provides direct patient care in the Veteran's homeAssesses psychosocial, spiritual, dietary, and functional needs of patient and makes appropriate referrals to VA or community resources

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