VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System is accepting applications for an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) . This ARPN will work independently during clinic hours and will report to the Mental Health physician overseeing the Veterans care. THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and/or the closing date, whichever event occurs first; consequently, the position may be filled before the posted closing date. The Mental Health NP assists with the total care of the patient's medical needs by performing history and physical exams, ordering appropriate lab tests, and evaluating those tests, to ensure quality care of the patient. This will also include providing preventive medicine services, managing chronic disease problems and providing outpatient follow-up as needed. Assists in the preparation of the patient to include, but not be limited to, teaching, accumulating data and medical problems, and as needed, presenting patient-centered discussion of the medical problems with his/her supervising physician. Responsible for maintaining medical record entries which reflect the patient's healthcare. Act as the focal point of the designated outpatient clinic by being the contact person for all other consultant-specialty services regarding patient care. The Mental Health NP will ensure that the care is coordinated and communicated to the outpatient. Will provide services as directed to meet the needs of the patient population being served by the medical center. These duties may include backup coverage to areas under the supervision of the Chief, Mental Health Services. The NP must be flexible in the work assignments based upon the immediate needs of the service line. Work Schedule: Varies. Depending on the needs of the Service. Financial Discloser Report: Not required . This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.
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.