This position functions as a Cardiology Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and for the Cardiology Department. The primary goal of the Cardiology APRN is to provide clinical care for Veteran Patients at VHSO. This position also ensures individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome health care system barriers and to facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care. This will include assisting the patient throughout the continuum of care services across multiple services, functioning in leadership roles that impact patient care, organizational processes, or systems to improve overall outcomes. This person will serve as a consultant in clinical programs and is recognized and consulted by the interdisciplinary teams to share their unique knowledge and clinical expertise; examines and interprets professional standards and makes decisions based on professional standard and scope of practice; and guides, develops, and supports staff in a leadership role. Duties include, but not limited to the following: She/he provides leadership in the application of the nursing process of client's care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. She/he will provide expert clinical practice to assigned patients, provide individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care. She/he provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact patient and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultations. She/he implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Discloser 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.
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