The Rice Lake, WI Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) has an opening for a full-time Nurse Practitioner. 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 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (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 or 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: 599347000
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.