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 This is an open continuous announcement until September 30, 2021. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. - This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be August 25, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 calendar days. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The EP RNP is responsible for management of outpatient Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology patients including diagnosis/management/treatment of Arrhythmia patients and Cardiac implanted devices. Additional responsibilities include telephone and video visit consultation, triage of arrhythmia and device related problems, and assisting in inpatient management of arrhythmia patients and/or devices. The EP RNP works in close collaboration with Attending Cardiac Electrophysiologists, other cardiologists and cardiology physician subspecialists, RNPs, Cath/EP Lab RN's, and support staff. Organizationally the Cardiology Electrophysiology Registered Nurse Practitioner functions, under the Chief of the Cardiology Section, under the Medical Service. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; to meet patient and program needs Telework: Maybe considered on Ad-Hoc Basis Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Participate in the care of patients seen in various cardiology clinics, including but not limited to the cardiac electrophysiology and pacemaker clinics and provide follow-up care. Work closely with cardiac electrophysiologist physicians for outpatient evaluation of patients, including but not limited to face-to-face care, telephone visits, video visits, and electronic consultation (e-consults) Coordinate care and supervise cardiology staff in the delivery of complex outpatient and inpatient care for arrhythmia patients including patient evaluation, triage to appropriate care settings, arranging travel, scheduling cardiologic and non-cardiologic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, scheduling patients for admissions and electrophysiology procedures (including cardioversions) and gathering follow-up data. Provide pre-procedure and post-procedure teaching to patient and family. Serve as consultant to nursing staff in initiating and implementing problem-solving strategies for patient with complex arrhythmia problems. Develop practice guidelines as necessary to streamline cardiology practice throughout the VAPAHCS. Coordinate and participate in research designed specifically to improve quality of services provided by Cardiology and cardiology staff. Coordinate and participate in implementation of clinical practice guidelines used within the Cardiology Section or across departmental, divisional, or section lines. Assist with the coordination of EP study and device implant, including requests from outside the VAPAHCS, primarily Martinez, Sacramento, Fresno, Las Vegas, and Reno, but not limited to these facilities. Maintain the pacemaker clinic database for medical device tracking and reporting, patient notification of any device recalls or advisories. Support and enhance VAPAHCS philosophy and goals. Work effectively with others to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups and establish relationships with professional and/or other health related groups within the community. Develop a professional practice by leadership and accomplishments in the development and implementation of best-practice guidelines in patient care and healthcare delivery. Demonstrates ability in critical thinking and flexibility. Demonstrates advancing leadership, educational and professional communication skills (verbal and written). Demonstrates sound judgment, interpersonal, problem - solving and strong decision-making skills Demonstrates ability to function independently. Demonstrates ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Demonstrates ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships with all levels of Medical Center personnel. Demonstrates leadership ability including self-direction, problem solving, and project management skills. All other duties as assigned.
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