The Care in the Community Registered Nurse position serves as an advocate and resource in facilitating the care coordination process of community care. Applicant must possess sound clinical judgement, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The following are duties the RN is responsible for as a Care in the Community RN (including but not limited to): Demonstrates leadership in assisting PACT teams to assess and evaluate patients' discharge nursing needs following VA or community hospitalization. Performs eligibility and clinical review of community care consults. Serves as a clinical expert for community care schedulers. Demonstrates understanding of Mission Act and implements according to VA guidelines. Tracks care of Veterans for ongoing care management and discharge from care. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a quickly changing work environment. Follows delegation of authority from Chief of Staff in approving and coordinating Community Care. Provides leadership to the organization about utilization of hospital and community resources, including decisive communication regarding the level of care and identification of utilization trends affecting both quality of care and cost effectiveness of care. Demonstrates computer literacy. Able to use all programs required for position. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alternative tours of duty may be required to support operational needs on an infrequent basis. Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 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.