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Registered Nurse Practitioner - Spinal Cord Injury

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday Note: Shifts may vary depending on patient care and program needs. The Registered Nurse Practitioner (RNP) Outpatient Clinic, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders (SCI/D), at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is responsible for coordinating medical services for patients with SCI/D including data management and reporting. The SCI/D RNP functions as an integral team member of the SCI/D Inpatient, Outpatient, and Home Care Services. The incumbent provides appropriate information regarding emergencies, unusual occurrences, or issues that impact the SCI/D Service. The RNP ensures compliance with all policies, procedures, and protocols. The incumbent facilitates an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and collegiality. He/she plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of care and services as they affect patient outcomes. The incumbent provides guidance and direction to the performance improvement process in SCI/D. The RNP conducts evaluations in the SCI/D Outpatient Clinic care setting. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Prescribing a variety of modalities to meet wellness and illness needs including, but not limited to, medication, nutrition, exercise, and traditionally non-medical treatment. Providing individual based patient education and counseling appropriate to the disease process as well as disease prevention in order to promote optimal wellness. Working in close collaboration with SCI Nurse Managers and Medical Directors to utilize staff expertise for positive patient outcomes. Consulting with physicians and other health care professionals, making referrals as needed. Referring the patient to other community based health care providers and agencies for provision of additional services considered necessary. Scheduling appropriate follow-up and additional health care services in a cost-effective manner.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, San Francisco , Registered Nurse Practitioner - Spinal Cord Injury, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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