The Nurse Practitioner will utilize the nursing process components of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementing and evaluation to improve outcomes in the care of our Veterans at various stages of cardiovascular disease related to nuclear medicine imaging. Duties include but are not limited to: diagnose urgent, emergent and chronic health issues screen and triage patients referred for cardiac stress tests for myocardial perfusion imaging perform cardiac stress- both exercise treadmill and pharmacologic stress tests interpret EKGs and recognizes normal and abnormal EKG patterns serve as subject matter expert to other provider colleagues on matters regarding myocardial perfusion stress tests maintain current BLS and ACLS certification from the American Heart Association screen, protocol and triage patients referred for myocardial perfusion (MPS), MUGA and PET cardiac studies serve as primary contact for preliminary interpretation of images and patient clearance perform annual review of cardiac nuclear medicine protocols with current evidenced-based knowledge generate imaging reports, communicate the results and follow-up with referring providers assist with orienting cardiology fellows and imaging residents in the methodology of performing stress testing per AHA guidelines and perfusion imaging and interpretation per American Society of Nuclear Medicine protocols interpret nuclear cardiology images with the attending Nuclear Medicine Physician participate in other activities in the service line/section e.g. interpret DEXA scans, assist with therapies (e.g. amino acid infusion for Lu177-DOTATATE therapy, coronary CTA, cardiac MRI, QA/QI needs such as urgent result tracking, etc) Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is authorized for this position. PCS: No
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.