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Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Stroke Associate Director

VA Medical Center

Houston, TX
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Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Stroke Associate Director
Houston, TX

The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Associate Director Stroke Center for the Neurology Care Line (NCL) provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC).  The ANP works in collaboration with Stroke Center Leadership and the inter-professional health care team to identify and implement improvement strategies based on current clinical practice guidelines, expert census, patient preferences and regulatory standards.  The ANP duties include the following but are not limited to:

·  Adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice

·  Oversight of the requirements to maintain national certification of the MEDVAMC Stroke Center and responsibilities required by other national, state and local agencies including Houston and Texas-wide stroke systems of care legislation.

·  Attends or sends an alternate to monthly Houston SETRAC Stroke committee meetings representing the MEDVAMC. 

·  Demonstrates leadership when providing nursing care or developing programs which will improve the delivery of nursing care

·  To monitor facility wide performance, maintaining relationships with local, state and national organizations that provide oversight of Stroke programs. 

·  Interacts with local, state and national stroke-related education and research programs including nursing research within the VA.  

·  Functions in an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) role as Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist

·  Maintains a secondary prevention stroke clinic. Interacts with the multi-disciplinary stroke providers to optimize the care of the stroke patient.

·  Leads ongoing quality improvement initiatives for stroke care and thrombolytic administration.

·  Demonstrates competencies specific to Advance Practice Nurse III


Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)

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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

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We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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