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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Part Time (.6 FTE)

Company: Valor Healthcare
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Position Summary

The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries and delivers preventive and therapeutic treatment of Veteran patient primary care needs, including chronic disease management through routine history and physical examination testing and non-invasive treatment. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner should utilize strong communication with fellow team members to ensure that expectations of Patient Aligned Care Team metrics are met. Primary Care Nurse Practitioners work collaboratively with their supervising physician following individual state licensing requirements.

Core Responsibilities

  • Patient Care: Actively diagnoses and treats our veterans under the direction and responsibility of a supervising physician.
  • Examines patient for symptoms of organic or congenital disorders. The nurse practitioner determines the nature and extent of injury or disorder, performs comprehensive physical examination, referring to diagnostic images and tests, and using medical instruments and equipment. All findings are documented into the patient's electronic medical record utilizing the VA's VISTA/CPRS electronic patient record system. Maintains confidentiality of veterans' data and information.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, and assists in provision of continuity of care.
  • Orders and performs diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, laboratory tests, etc. and interprets test results for deviations from normal and provides patient notification and follow up care.
  • Prescribes medication and recommends dietary and activity programs as indicated by diagnosis.
  • Refers patient to the VA medical specialist when indicated.
  • Counsels patients on the use of prescription medications, educates patients, assesses mental health issues, and provides routine health maintenance.
  • Evaluates patients' records from medical providers outside the VA and works with these patients utilizing rules set forth by the VA for co-managed care.
  • Completes any and all clinical reminders "due" at the time of each patient visit.
  • Completes the documentation of the medical record within twenty-four 24 hours of a patient encounter.
  • Solicits medical management consult or input when appropriate.
  • Complies with all VA guidelines in regards to appropriate and timely response to all patient request, alerts and notifications, consults, orders, lab results and diagnostic studies.
  • Complies with the VA formulary process and consult protocols.
  • Complies with all VA guidelines in regards to appropriate and timely clinical documentation, including the completion of all encounters by close of business.
  • Addresses the clinical needs of all walk-in/triage/urgent care patients.
  • Agrees to cross cover other providers, including alerts and notifications.
  • Complies with all VA and company training requirements.
  • Compliance: Fulfill compliance requirements of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Joint Commission (JC), Environment of Care (EOC) oversight, lab compliance and other related items.
  • Clinical Outcomes: Remain focused on achieving excellent clinical outcomes through the specified VA guidelines.
  • Customer Service: Must provide excellent customer service to each veteran, both in person and over the phone, as well as to fellow colleagues and clinic visitors.
  • Establish and maintain a warm, welcoming and professional atmosphere for our colleagues and veterans, ensuring needs and expectations are consistently met.
  • Collaborates with Clinic leadership to resolve veteran concerns or complaints.
  • Enrollment Growth: Participate in the clinic's outreach events to help support the clinic's enrollment initiatives.
  • Save & Recapture: Support patient enrollment and retention by providing guidance, when necessary, regarding scheduling, follow-up visits or nurse visits.
  • Strategic Initiatives: Embrace and support new initiatives, whether clinical or operational.



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and graduate of an accredited program for nurse practitioner (MSN required), including preceptorship
  • Certification by applicable professional organization
  • Minimum one-year clinical experience (three years preferred) as a CRNP within the last 4 years in a related primary care or ambulatory care setting; government healthcare environment preferred. Specific requirements could vary based on individual VA contract.
  • Must be credentialed and remain in good standing through the Veterans Health Administration (VA).
  • Must comply with and maintain all requirements for a valid, unrestricted license in the state of desired employment, or in any U.S. state or territory, depending on VA contractual requirements.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (must be renewed periodically as specified by the certifying agency - AHA valid for two years, e.g.) and in ACLS as specified by individual VAMC contract
  • Current, unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Energetic and optimistic demeanor
  • Strong service mentality and a focus on achieving all aspects of defined service standards
  • This is considered a safety sensitive position.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Valor Healthcare, Pittsburgh , Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Part Time (.6 FTE), Other , Washington, Pennsylvania

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