A Urology Nurse Practitioner 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. Their work involves treating male patients with issues involving their reproductive organs, although they also treat both men and women with urinary tract issues or problems with their bladder or kidneys. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Assess health history and physical findings for urologic conditions - for example kidney, bladder, ureters, prostate, erectile dysfunction, other genitourinary problems. Identify common adult genitourinary problems in male and female veterans. Select appropriate treatment modalities for adult urologic diagnoses. Order and Evaluate laboratory and radiologic findings with respect to benign and malignant genitourinary conditions. Recommend appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management approaches and manage treatment course Assess and appropriately refer patients for invasive urologic procedures Coordinate and assess treatment options and patient preferences for urologic malignancies Assess and communicate risk factors with specific urologic conditions with veterans and families Collaborative interactions with primary care teams and managing referrals Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at Stacy.Hermann.va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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 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.