Twin Ports Outpatient Clinic -Advance Practice Nurse (Full Time)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Superior, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 611942900
The Twin Ports Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) has an opening for a full-time Staff Advanced Practice Nurse. CBOCs within the Minneapolis VA Health Care System provide care to Veterans near their home town and serve over 18,000 Veterans throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. The 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. The services currently provided include internal medicine/primary care, which is defined as the continuous, coordinated and interdisciplinary provision of comprehensive health services in an outpatient setting for a defined panel of assigned patients as well as those patients assigned to colleagues when access to care is necessary utilizing the Primary Care Management Module (PCMM) VHA standards. Each Nurse Practitioner (NP) will have a collaborating physician with a signed practice agreement. The Nurse Practitioner panel will be adjusted based on VISN standards for panel management. Services that will be provided to defined paneled patients include but are not limited to diagnosis, treatment and referral of acute and chronic medical conditions, screening for diseases according to CDC and VA guidelines, targeted health promotion and disease prevention activities, health education, case management, referral service and urgent care. PACT clinics are focused on the Advanced Clinic Access principles. These principles promote access when the veteran feels the need to be evaluated. The care setting is not limited to the clinic visits with the provider, it includes My Healthy Vet, telephone triage and clinic visits with team members such as the RN case manager, social worker and pharmacist. Focus on care include the chronic disease initiative focusing on 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. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; days Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized. If approved amount to be determined. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.
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.