Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Maplewood is a suburb of the Twin Cities metropolitan area located about a few miles from downtown St Paul. The city is filled with a combination of lush wooded areas, lakes, ponds, beautiful parks and trails as well as nice residential areas and well planned commercial and industrial areas. Providers will perform outpatient duties and management of scheduled and unscheduled patients. An assigned panel of patients is determined by the VHA PCMM software package which is specific to their practice and setting. Focus on care include the chronic disease initiative areas of CHF, COPD and DM, mental health collaboration in the PC setting, MOVE program focusing on weight loss, diet and activity as well as health promotion/disease management. No emergency, nights, weekends or after clinic hours calls, services are on site only. The APRN is authorized to perform the following tasks on a regular and ongoing basis for the care of the Primary Care patient assigned to the APRN and veterans enrolled in the VA Health Care System. These duties may be performed without specific prior discussion with the collaborating physician: Obtaining medical histories and performing physical examinations. Documenting progress notes and summaries in the patient record, and writing patient orders on assigned patients. Providing and coordinating medical care for assigned patients in the primary care setting, including establishing diagnoses, formulating and implementing care plans, and providing follow-up care. Evaluating outpatients to determine the need for further health care and refer accordingly. Ordering diagnostic studies and other special tests, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, etc. Carrying out health promotion, disease prevention, and patient education activities according to CDC and VA guidelines. Ordering r obtaining laboratory specimens. Ordering ancillary services such as pharmacy, social services, physical medicine and rehabilitation therapies, prosthetic services, etc. Ordering VA specialty service consults and initiating requests for non-VA medical care and consults in accordance with VHA and MVAHCS policy and procedures. Ordering patient care supplies. Writing orders for, or prescribing medications. Providing education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Performing minor procedures such as suturing, simple dermatology procedures and joint injections based on competency validation Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; Days
Internal Number: 599130100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.