Under the supervision of the Chief, Infectious Diseases, the HIV Nurse Practitioner PACT/Program and Clinical Research Coordinator is accountable to the Chief, Infectious Diseases for first line supervision as well as clinical evaluation. He/she works in collaboration with the Chief, Infectious Diseases and the Infectious Diseases attending staff.
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The Infectious Diseases Nurse Practitioner/HIV Pact and Clinical Research Coordinator:
Obtains a relevant health and medical history;
Performs a physical examination based on age and history;
Conducts preventative screening procedures based on age and history;
Updates evaluation of health status to determine need for further health care;
Formulates appropriate medical diagnoses based on data obtained;
Orders appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests;
Identifies and prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological agents;
Identifies needs of the individual and family as a result of the evaluation of collected data;
Provides relevant patient/family education;
Makes appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community agencies;
Consults with collaborating health care professionals when doubt exists as to the diagnosis, when expected improvement is not soon apparent and when specialized therapeutic or diagnostic techniques are indicated;
Determines the effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of client care outcomes;
Obtains consents for and performs High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA) based on abnormal anal cytology findings;
Mentors colleagues, Residents, and fellows in the performance of HRA as requested by the Chief, Infectious Diseases; and,
Performs Infrared Photocoagulation during HRA for the management of AIN II/III among HIV patients.
HIV/PACT Coordinator duties include, but are not limited to:
Completes communicable disease case reports for submission to local health departments
Reviews the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine annual HIV testing data for submission to the Public Health Strategic Health Care Group (PHSHCG) in accordance with VHA Directive 2009-036
Ensures HIV Clinical Case Registry is current as required by the National VA HIV Program Office;
Serves as medical center resource and advocate for promoting routine HIV testing in collaboration with Chief, infectious diseases, Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Service Chief; Chief, Primary Care and other stakeholders;
Informs patients of their HIV testing results as consulted via Post Test Counseling Consult service; and,
Makes initial contact with newly diagnosed HIV positive Veterans and their families as appropriate; and connects these patients to the Extended Infectious Disease Clinic for management of their specialty and primary care concerns.
Work Schedule: Full-time
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorder. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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