The position is located at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VAMC, Walla Walla, WA. A Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a NP who provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care of varied medical conditions, not limited by cause, organ system, or diagnosis. Primary Care Providers generally include basic diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and medical conditions. Diagnostic techniques include interviewing the patient to collect information on the present symptoms, prior medical history and other health details, followed by a physical examination. More complex and time-intensive diagnostic procedures are usually obtained by referral to specialists, with special training with a technology or increased experience and patient volume that make a risky procedure safer for the patient. After collecting data, the PCP arrives at a different diagnosis and, with the participation of the patient, formulates a plan including (if appropriate) components of further testing, specialist referral, medication, therapy, diet or life-style changes, patient education, and follow up results of treatment. Primary care physicians also counsel and educate patients on safe health behaviors, self-care skills and treatment options, and provide screening tests and immunizations. This vacancy may be filled by a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant and is subject to close when a selection has been made from any of these vacancy announcements. Interested Physicians please apply to Job Announcement Number: CBSV-11074885-21-BK PA's please apply to Job Announcement Number: CBSV-11074892-21-BK Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive: Authorized Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized PCS Relocation: Not Authorized EDRP: Authorized. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with the VHA Policy and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Benefits Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
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.