A Registered Nurse (RN) Care Manager will work as integrated team members within our facility's Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) program providing care management services via telephone for veterans at our main Tampa facility as well as the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The ideal RN Care manager has prior experience working in mental health settings and demonstrates knowledge of current treatment for mental and behavioral health conditions, including key symptoms and patient manifestations, and demonstrates knowledge of medications prescribed for patients with mental health conditions, including patient responses and possible adverse reactions. These positions are mostly remote however one day per week of on-site work is required and subject to change to meet service needs. Care Management services are protocol-driven and our PCMHI program uses validated assessment tools in Behavioral Health Lab (BHL) for data entry and tracking. RN will be clinically supervised by a PCMHI psychiatrist and meet weekly for supervision and case discussion. Administrative oversight is provided by the RN manager. RN will also work closely with our large team of PCMHI psychologists and the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) teams. The RN possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing processes within a collaborative, interdisciplinary mental health team setting. The RN may be provided training in other areas of Nursing Mental Health service and support staffing needs in those areas. The duties of Care management services include but are not limited to the following: The RN Care manager will be conducting initial comprehensive assessments of mental and behavioral health concerns for veterans referred to PCMHI. Providing follow-up of patient progress and treatment adherence with reassessment and communication with their mental health and primary care providers for veterans enrolled in PCMHI's anti-depressant monitoring program. Panel size can be up to 100 Veterans. Delivering brief, behavioral interventions to veterans with mild to moderate mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and stress. The RN will demonstrate extensive oral and written communication skills: contacts patients through written correspondence and telephone calls, and conducts follow-up interviews and creates and maintains forms, surveys, instruments, and materials for proper coordination of the different treatment modules available. The RN will demonstrate appropriate use of a computer. Provides communication and collaboration with families and /or other concerned individuals as appropriate (given confidentiality concerns) to support the Veterans Recovery goals. The RN must be able to fully participate in Preventive Management of Disruptive Behavior requirements (Part 1 & Part 2) and respond to other areas of that require PMDB-related intervention, including therapeutic communication. The RN care manager will be required to work 20 percent as a depression case manager (DCM). This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 4 PM Telework: These positions are mostly remote however one day per week of on-site work is required and subject to change to meet service needs. 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.