The RN Case Manager functions directly to support the activities of the local Office of Community Care (LOCC). The Registered Nurse is responsible for the planning, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of the Veteran's care. The LOCC foundational elements will serve to support delivery of high quality, timely care to the Veteran receiving services in the community. The duties for the RN-Case Manager include but are not limited to the following: Responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise on community care processes and regulations. Serve as a liaison to both internal and external providers and will be responsible for managing the care of the Veteran and the seamless transition to and from the community. Possesses the knowledge related to VHA guidelines, utilization review criteria, current evidence based standards of care, compliance guidelines and local policy related to Delegation of Authority as established by the facility Chief of Staff. The RN functional role includes following the standardized care coordination model, incorporating case management principles if applicable, knowledge of processes related to referral and authorization and secure medical documentation exchange. The ability to identify Veterans requiring disease management and the process to obtain these resources internal or external to the VA if applicable. The RN will focus on providing care that is unique to the Veterans needs and continues to monitor, track and intervene if necessary in the episode of care across the continuum. The Registered Nurse will demonstrate effective communication skills to collaborate and co-manage the Veterans care with the multidisciplinary team in a cost-effective manner. Work Schedule: Full time, permanent, Monday-Friday, 0800-1630. 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.