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Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CBOC)

VA Medical Center

Bend, OR
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Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CBOC)
Bend, OR

The NP (Nurse Practitioner) practices as a NP in the Primary Care Clinics and may be assigned to clinics located in Portland, Vancouver, Camp Rilea, Bend, Salem, East Portland, The Dalles, West Linn, or Hillsboro (West Portland). S/he has administrative accountability to the Primary Care Division Clinical Director, Director of Nursing, and Administrative Director. The Nurse Ill NP is an expert nurse who demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an independent member of the Medical Staff, with delineated clinical privileges. The NP is accountable for the evaluation, management and coordination of care for a panel of patients under his/her care. S/he provides comprehensive outpatient primary, preventive and wellness care as well as a spectrum of acute, episodic and end-of-life care to Veterans. This includes performing histories and physicals, ordering and interpreting diagnostic and therapeutic test/studies, initiating consults and referrals, prescribing medications and supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary and State regulations and formulating, initiating and evaluating health care teaching for primary care patients and their families. The NP is responsible for documented clinical performance outcomes at the primary care service level. S/he guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective. S/he does this using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Teaching activities are for NP students and may occur within the NP's practice setting.


Work Schedule: Mon-Sat; varying tours

Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 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.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

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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