The Pittsburgh VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for one full-time Nurse Practitioner to serve in the Oncology Department of the Medical Service Line. Among the most innovative and forward-looking in the nation, the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) provides exceptional health care to our nation's Veterans, trains America's future health care providers, and conducts research that contributes to medical advancements. VAPHS is home to four VA Research Centers that fuel research and clinical collaboration across the VA ecosystem and beyond. We also partner with UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and other educational organizations. We're uniquely positioned in the health care delivery, academic, and research worlds, and we use our strengths and partnerships to improve medicine for all Americans. Additional information can be found on our internet site https://www.va.gov/pittsburgh-health-care/. Duties and Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner include, but are not limited to: Have established clinic schedule on a daily basis and carry own caseload of patients Sees patients in face-to-face clinic and other forums such as VVC, telephone, and CVT clinics Assesses patients who are actively receiving systemic cancer therapy Formulates treatment plans Prescribes antineoplastic therapy including chemotherapy or immunotherapy Orders appropriate diagnostic testing (labs, radiologic imaging) Submits referrals to other specialties (ie: Palliative Care, Radiation Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Nutrition, Social Work, General Surgery, Urology, Interventional Radiology, etc.) Manages side effects related to cancer treatment and cancer itself and evaluate response to therapy Works closely with attending hematology/oncology physicians, fellows, palliative care, primary care and other subspecialties Participates in unit/program level QI processes and initiatives Works in a collaborative fashion with other members of the team including clinical pharmacists, other APPs and RNs Assists in triaging outpatient Hematology/Oncology consults Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.