The intermittent primary care/backup nurse practitioner will be working out of the San Francisco Downtown CBOC or the San Bruno CBOC and will provide either in-person backup support there or virtual support to other SFVA HCS CBOCs based on patient care needs. Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to patient care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others Ability to manage complex patient situations Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care based on age-specific components Consider all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences in the provision of care Prescribe and administer medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines Influence care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team Assume leadership responsibilities at the patient and teamlet level Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to medical, knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes, and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Care is provided within the cboc addressing preventive health care, health maintenance needs and primary care to eligible veterans Provides same day health care services and other integrative services such as nursing, pharmacy, social work, nutrition and behavioral health Back-up provider who is responsible for providing primary care to the patients of providers who are unavailable in order to offer full primary care services in the absence of the pcp and acts as surrogate to cover for provider absences for view alerts, secure messages and other needs for the absent provider's panel Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs.) Telework: Teleworking may be available on an ad hoc basis only. Must be able to provide in-person care on a regular basis. 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.