The Nurse Practitioner functions as an independent practitioner, as well as function in a variety of roles in collaboration with other health care professionals. He/she is a direct care provider in the Geriatrics & Extended Care Service whose responsibilities may also include education, research, consultation and administrative roles. The Nurse III Advanced Practice Nurse Wound/Ostomy Nurse Practitioner (NP) practices in the inpatient and outpatient clinic setting. The NP is academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level and possesses additional training in skin, wound and ostomy care. The NP functions independently and maintains ongoing collaboration with physicians, peers and appropriate others on the healthcare team and within the community. The NP provides direct and indirect patient care the includes consultations, assessments, diagnosis, education, planning, and treatments of wounds, skin and ostomies. The NP provides ongoing management of patients with actual or potential skin breakdown. The Wound/Ostomy NP will serve as the facility consultant for the use of specialty care beds, wound care products, and coordinate any trials of wound care treatments. The NP will develop educational programs related to wound and skin care, chair the facility skin care team (SWAT: skin wound assessment team), make appropriate recommendations to facility practitioners, and maintain trending data for quality improvement opportunities. The NP may initiate consults and referrals to other health care team members, prescribe medications/supplies and therapies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary, State regulations and scope of practice. The NP role also includes research in addition to clinical practice. The Nurse Practitioner (Wound-Care) requires VA Approved Wound Care Certification. The following are some of the most well-known wound care certification boards: -American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) -Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Board (WOCNCB) -National Alliance Wound Care Ostomy (NAWCO) Preferred Experience: VA Approved Wound Certification Required Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Application Reminder: Its highly recommended to submit Application for Nurse - VA Form 10-2850a alongside with your CV/Resume. Your CV/Resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Please be aware that your answers to the assessment questionnaire will be verified against information provided on your CV/Resume. Be sure that your CV/Resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. If licensure information is not included in CV/Resume, please submit a document that lists the state, license number, and expiration date for all licensure ever held. It is recommended VA Form 306 submitted to prevent delays in qualification, selection and on-boarding. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.
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