The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for one full-time Cardiology Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. This position is located in the Medicine Service and includes but is not limited to clinics in Cardiology, Urgent Care, Inpatient, and Community Living Center exercise stress test. Care includes acute and chronic: angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, and evaluates patients for pre-operative clearance. The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center provides exceptional health care that improves the health and well-being of America's Veterans. The facility is located among the scenic Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania. This modern facility offers a comprehensive range of health care services. The medical center has 57 beds comprised of 17 acute care beds and 40 long term care beds. The medical center's market service area consists of 14 counties in central Pennsylvania. Additionally, Altoona has various graduate and undergraduate program affiliations with several universities and colleges. Additional information can be found on our internet site https://www.altoona.va.gov/. Duties and Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner include but are not limited to: Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care based on all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences Assessment and management of inpatient cardiology consults in coordination with cardiologist on service at the time, as needed Assessment and management of outpatient cardiology patients, such as general cardiology services, heart failure management, and arrythmia services Treatment of status post myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock, or any other shock, pulmonary edema, rheumatic fever, status post stent placement or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, pacemaker, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) placement Treadmill stress testing/other stress testing Coordination and interpretation of device clinic Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care, focusing on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family health education with a focus on self-management based on the patient's goals Provides direct and indirect patient care of the complex patient population; evaluates, manages, and provides patient education Serves as a resource for other clinicians, fielding general and patient-specific cardiology related concerns Participates in management of clinic operations and program development Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.