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 The Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Program Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Practitioner at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) coordinates the practice and operations within the Immune clinic and HIV program and is responsible for providing direct medical care to eligible veterans with HIV. The incumbent functions under the supervision of the Immune Clinic Physician Chief in compliance with all healthcare system policies, rules, regulations, and by-laws. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; To be determined by service to meet patient and program needs.Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Working independently to provide direct medical care (via telephone, video, or face-to-face visits) to HIV-infected Veterans, including: * Comprehensive history and physical examinations with emphasis on the assessment of HIV/AIDS-related issues * Appropriate and cost-effective ordering and review of diagnostic tests and referrals * Addressing health care maintenance needs * Evaluation and interpretation of medical data to establish appropriate plan of care * Appropriate documentation of plan of care and other components of medical visits * Appropriate documentation of non-visit, medication-related, video and telephone encounters * Active case management and coordination of care for HIV-infected Veterans * Consultation with the MD Chief of the Immune Clinic for urgent or complex cases, as/when deemed necessary by the RNP. * Establish appointment availability and continue Immune Clinic care for veterans residing near VAPAHCS CBOCs. * Coordinate with ancillary staff to assure timely follow-up and continuity of care for Veterans with HIV followed in the Immune Clinic * Coordinate with patients, referring providers, and ancillary staff to ensure rapid linkage to care for new Veterans with HIV referred to the Immune Clinic, including assisting with provider or patient counseling/education immediately following new diagnoses of HIV. * Assist the Infectious Diseases Fellow in expediting patient hospital admissions, with the Immune Clinic Chief acting as consultant to the inpatient medical/infectious diseases teams, and acts as liaison to facilitate outpatient follow-up after hospital admissions. * Assist ER providers and walk-in clinic staffs in the care of Immune Clinic patients who present to the medical center for immediate attention, if needed, and arrange appropriate follow-up in the Immune Clinic. * Assist with timely renewals or refills for HIV/AIDS-related medications for Immune Clinic patients, and occasionally for local or traveling Veterans who are receiving HIV care elsewhere, if deemed appropriate by the Team. This may include medically stable patients with HIV who specifically request only annual follow-up with Immune Clinic, or who are receiving HIV medications from their primary care physician, in coordination with their primary care team or non-VA providers. * With the Immune Clinic Chief, participating in maintaining telemedicine clinics, including opportunities for high-quality direct patient care via telephone or video visits for Veterans who are appropriate candidates, flexible modalities for interim follow-up between clinic visits (secure messaging, telephone/video), and acting as telemedicine resource to primary care providers when Veterans are unable to seek care themselves. * Timely triage of and response to Immune Clinic patient communications received via Secure Messaging or telephone, per facility and national VHA guidelines. Administrative/Coordinator Duties include: * Coordination of day-to-day operations of the HIV clinical program * Together with the Chief and other key members of the Immune Clinic staff (henceforth referred to as "the Team"), review the relative volume and need for delivery of Immune Clinic care to Veterans at the Palo Alto campus and at VAPAHCS CBOCs, to determine appropriate frequency of CBOC clinics and coordinate/adjust scheduling of clinics accordingly. * Assist the patient and Immune Clinic social worker with federal, state, and local agency forms for patient assistance and benefits * Together with the Chief, act as a resource for the Team to share new or important HIV-related information, for example: facility audits/reports, quality improvement suggestions or project outcomes, community resources, educational opportunities, and national guidance policies or changes. * Complete recommended or required HIV reporting procedures, including reporting new HIV cases/referrals to the appropriate County public health department liaison. * Assess the need for patient support groups or group medical visits and initiate, or support initiation of, programs as warranted. * Provide leadership in and/or coordination of VAPAHCS HIV testing, HIV awareness and educational programs, utilizing facility leadership, medical education and outreach resources.
Internal Number: 599716400
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