This Nurse Practitioner position is located in Surgical service under the Urology section and is a bargaining unit position. Duties Include: Maintains professional, technical and administrative knowledge, competencies and skills to provide effective operational leadership and direction for the urology section, to include scheduling patients, performing exams, and maintaining a patient database. Functions as the research study coordinator for the Urology section. Provides operational management of the sections within Surgical Services including but not limited to General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Plastics Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Complies with credentialing and privileging requirements, maintains high clinical and ethical standards that are carried into decision-making processes. Creates and maintains a positive working relationship with resident staff and takes an active role in effective teaching of residents. Evaluates and treats urologic conditions in Veteran patients in their independent NP urology clinics as well as GU clinic. Works closely with the urology RN and urology resident staff. Actively participates in the appropriate Medical Center Committees. Coordinates the surgical care of urology operative cases. Common diagnoses include elevated PSA, hematuria, erectile dysfunction, prostate and bladder cancer, urolithiasis, and voiding dysfunction. Additional responsibilities include delivery of direct patient care independently as well as in the team context. Coordination of surgical cases/patients with the resident staff. Participates in weekly discharge planning and urologic cancer support groups. Tracks and monitors procedural processes and strives for continuous improvement in urologic care. Assists with routine procedures. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Providence VA Medical Center is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of "on call" and working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. "On call" and shift changes, will be considered based on patient and facility needs. EDRP (Education Debt Reduction Program): May be available to highly qualified candidates.
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.