The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA is currently recruiting for one full-time Nurse Practitioner to serve in the Cardiology section of the Medical Service Line. The NP utilizes advanced skills in problem identification and clarification, treatment, planning and implementation of the treatment plan for Veterans with cardiac conditions. The Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides health care to Veterans living in America's fifth-largest metropolitan area. The facility is staffed by approximately 2,000 employees and supports 145 acute care beds and 135-bed Community Living Center. Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and numerous other allied health schools and colleges, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center offers comprehensive surgical, medical and psychiatric care to include special emphasis programs, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and rehabilitative care. Additional information can be found on our internet site https://www.philadelphia.va.gov/. The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve the quality of care delivered to the Veteran. In addition to providing direct patient care, the NP also provides patient and family teaching; staff education; consults and collaborates with other health care providers; prescribes medications and adjunctive modalities, refers patients to other specialties and may participate in research. The provider also adheres to pertinent professional societies and national guidelines. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Coordinates care for patients in the Cardiology clinics to ensure that the care is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective Provides professional assessment, coordination and planning of multiple health care services for both inpatient or outpatients with cardiac diseases Provides ongoing evaluations of care management services; works closely with the Cardiology attending physicians, fellows, Primary Care and other specialties Provides clinical support to RNs, LPNs and MSAs in the Cardiology Service Safely prescribes interventions and treatments which may include the prescriptions of medication Responsible and accountable for a broad range of health services which include, but are not limited to, promotion of health, prevention of illness and disability, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions/diseases, and management of health care during the acute and chronic condition phases of illness Responsible for consultation and collaboration with other health care providers Performs quality assurance support as assigned Responsible for the assessment and prescription of intravenous diuretics as an inpatient or outpatient setting Responsible for assessment and treatment of General Cardiology patients, especially those with heart failure Ability to perform cardiac stress testing Ability to work on a flexible schedule when needed. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
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.