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OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
The Clinical Reviewer and Community Care RN Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the non-VA episode of care. This includes but is not limited to activities necessary to purchase patient care in the community in a manner that successfully integrates the community care with past and future VA care. The incumbent works collaboratively with all clinical divisions across the medical center; in addition, he/she works collaboratively with the administrative staff within the Community Care Program to ensure coordinated, timely, cost-efficient care to the Veteran. The Clinical Reviewer and Care Coordinator frequently acts on behalf of NCHCS with other VISN21 sites to determine availability of clinical services, ensure proper transfer of patient care, participate in collaborative case and care management planning, utilization review and other related case and care management activities. The Clinical Reviewer and Care Coordinator acts as an advocate for patients, a team player to colleagues and helps assure the Veterans receives timely and appropriate care within the Community Care systems. Collaborates with providers and community medical staff to transfer patients from non-VA inpatient facilities to VAMCs when stable, to lower levels of care when appropriate, to refer the Veteran for care within the VA for certain non-VA consult requests, and notifies them when VA follow-up is needed from an episode of unauthorized care all to meet critical needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Makes clinical determinations based on face sheet notifications received from the community.
Major duties include, but may not be limited to:
Demonstrated clinical competencies in such areas as age-specific care, cultural assessment, and health education. An ability to effectively function autonomously, as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team Coordinate the process of care with the other team members to maximize efficiency. Document all patient care activities in a timely manner (per facility policy). Identify areas for continuing education and participate in in-service training (including staying current with all required education). Participate in developing and implementing the performance improvement plan (including quality monitors). Serve as a role model in the effective operation of an interdisciplinary team. Utilize VHA and community resources as appropriate. Identifies patients appropriate for Community Care services Follows the established hierarchy of care Triages Community Care consults as appropriate Coordinates care for the patient with the VA referring provider and the community provider Collaborates with the Community care staff to maintain fiscal responsibility and efficiency Follows Veteran though the non-VA episode of care to assure timely delivery of quality care Integrates the patient back into the VA system when Community Care episode is completed.
BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Five (5) years of professional nursing experience with progressive leadership and administrative responsibilities in complex settings is required. Completion of the ANCC Case Management Certification course is highly encouraged. Case Management experience or Utilization Review RN experience in the last five (5) years is highly preferred. Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current ?VHA Directive 11-77)
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.