The Employee and Occupational Health (EOH) Nurse Practitioner is a skilled health care provider who utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis, and the prescribing of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease. The EOH Nurse Practitioner serves as an expert practitioner, executing position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The Nurse Practitioner demonstrates leadership in delivering holistic care through collaborative strategies. The Nurse Practitioner for EOH conducts a comprehensive assessment of patients' medical, physical and bio psychosocial status including: Obtains a relevant health and medical history Performs a physical examination based on age and history Conducts preventative screening procedures based on age and history Updates evaluation of health status to determine need for further health care Formulates appropriate medical diagnoses based on data obtained Orders appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests Identifies and prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological agents Identifies needs of the individual as a result of the evaluation of collected data Provides relevant patient education Makes appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community agencies, when clinically necessary Consults with collaborating health care professionals when doubt exists as to the diagnosis, when expected, improvement is not soon apparent and when specialized therapeutic or diagnostic techniques are indicated Determines the effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of patient care outcomes Reassesses and modifies the plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals Attends weekly interdisciplinary team meetings Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.