The Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehabilitation Services (GEC&RS) Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical expertise in the following GEC&RS programs. Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE), Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Team (GeriPACT) Clinic, Transitional Care (TC) Program, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), and Palliative Care (PC). the Geriatric Service Nurse Practitioner demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others.
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The nurse practitioner is integrally involved in the assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and revision of a plan of care for patients, integrating appropriate technologies and communication with appropriate personnel the APRN acts on behalf of the Veteran to assure that necessary clinical services are received and progress is being made. They also serve as health care resources, interdisciplinary consultants, and patient advocates.The nurse practitioner will strive to improve access and quality of health care delivery to Veterans Acute Care for the Elderly is an inpatient consultative service addressing frail, aged inpatients at risk for decline, disorientation, delirium, and extended length of stay in the inpatient environment.
The Geriatric Primary Care clinic's mission is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care to Geriatric Veterans with complex medical, social and behavioral conditions. The primary focus is longitudinal care for complex, chronic, disabling disease.
The Geriatric Transitional Care program assists Veterans transitioning from acute hospital admissions, and Long-Term stays, back to VA primary care through enhances integration with out Patient Aligned Care Team. Transitional Care is designed to ensure the coordination and continuity of health care as patients transition between various locations or different levels fo care e.g. from hospital to home, hospitalist to primary care provider, curative to Hospice care.
The Home Based Primary Care mission is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in the homes of veterans with complex medical, social and behavioral conditions from whom routine clinic-based care is not effective. The primary focus of HBPC is longitudinal care for complex chronically disabling disease.
The Hospice and Palliative Care program goals are to assist Veterans diagnosed with chronic life-limiting illness with the best possible quality of life through prevention of relief of suffering, control of symptoms, and restoration of functional capacity, clarifying and acknowledging Veteran's goals of care while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural, and and religious values, beliefs, and practices.
You will optimize the use of emerging technologies to improve access to care to Veterans residing in rural areas. You will see Veterans as inpatients, outpatients and in their homes.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required