This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Inpatient Flow Team Nurse Practitioner at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) will work collaboratively with members of the Clinical Command Center and Medical Service specialties to ensure optimization of patient flow throughout the health care system Areas of responsibility encompass assisting with clinical evaluations, consultation and collaboration with patients, families, nursing staff, physicians, multidisciplinary staff, and other healthcare team member regarding the medical care and needs of patients with acute and chronic inpatient medical disorders. Duties include but are not limited to: * Working with the Clinical Command Center team on preplanned, direct, or special admissions. * Works collaboratively with the hospitalist teams on the inpatient services, participates in daily interdisciplinary team meetings, utilization management review process, MESS huddles, and may participate in rounds of the acute medicine inpatients. * Ensures urgent/emergent patient care issues are addressed quickly with attending hospitalist/resident/intern and arranges admissions/transfers as needed. Under the direction of a hospitalist, the candidate: * Performs complete and/or interval histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on hospitalized patients. * Orders appropriate lab tests, radiology and nuclear medicine studies, and assists with the follow-up of those orders and documents treatment plans. * Obtains outside medical records needed for patient care. * Initiates consults to other medical and surgical services, social work, palliative care and hospice. * Consults, collaborates, and serves as a clinical liaison with patients, physicians, nursing staff, UM team, and other interdisciplinary health team members regarding the comprehensive needs of medical inpatients and their clinical management. * Coordinates appropriate pre-operative care and collaborates with Case Management, Social Work and Clinical Command center for discharge planning needs, and post-hospital care. * Notifies supervising physician regarding patients with atypical findings or a problem that is not resolving as anticipated. * Educates patients and their families as needed in anticipation of discharge. * Works in collaboration with a wide range of interdisciplinary staff to collect data and participate in improvement projects related to inpatient flow, Clinical Command Center, and Acute Care metrics. * Performs all other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm; with flexibility to meet the needs of patient care and unit/program. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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