The position of the RN Program Coordinator (RNPC) is located in the Acute Psychiatry Inpatient Unit of the Mental Health and Neurosciences Division (MHND) and serves the inpatient mental health program by facilitating the coordination of inpatient programming as well as ensuring a high-quality recovery experience for hospitalized Veterans. Working closely with the Inpatient Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, and Unit Leadership, they will seek to improve and maintain the quality of the services provided from all professional disciplines represented in the milieu. The RNPC's primary concerns are with service quality, patient care, program development, recovery implementation and training, transitions of care and enhancing internal and external relationships. The RNPC provides oversight to the daily programming schedule on the inpatient unit. They will assist in the determination of programming needs related to recovery-oriented services and the specific needs of the Veterans hospitalized during a given period. They will assure that the integrity of a consistent schedule is maintained, being the point of contact for any changes in the schedule or program. In addition, the RNPC, along with the inpatient team, will periodically reevaluate the program schedule based upon Veteran feedback, staff evaluations and current trends in psycho-education. The RNPC will be directly involved in group facilitation. They will be well-versed in the principles of recovery and be able to demonstrate that they practice these principles in the implementation of Veteran groups on the inpatient unit. They will design and lead groups that include psycho-education, activities, and community elements. They will be responsible for implementing groups on the unit that are in concert with Veteran needs and preferences. They will coordinate both in-person and virtual group activities using a variety of modalities, including but not limited to MS Teams and Veteran Virtual Connect. The RNPC provides consultation, training, guidance and expertise to inpatient staff regarding recovery-oriented, patient-centered treatment of Veterans as well as group facilitation. They may be responsible for the supervision of trainees working in the inpatient milieu. While the primary role of the RNPC is managing the therapeutic milieu, this position may also provide occasional direct patient care when needed or assigned by the unit nurse manager. The RNPC also serves to highlight programs and services, giving the inpatient unit a good name to those outside of the program. They will be responsible for outreach and coordination with community partners and volunteer organizations. They will be a primary point of contact for the unit's educational mission, and may work with a variety of regional nursing education programs. They will also represent the inpatient unit to those who come to clinically inspect the unit, such as the Office of the Inspector General and the Joint Commission. Work Schedule: Eight 10-hour shifts = 80hrs per pay period Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599686000
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