The Early & Progressive Mobility Program Coordinator provides leadership & assumes continuing responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the Early and Progressive Mobility Program at the facility level. This includes integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities. The incumbent is assigned to a unit or section under Quality Management Service. The facility Early and Progressive Mobility Program Coordinator assesses, implements, and evaluates the medical center's Early and Progressive Mobility Program. He/she collaborates with multi-disciplinary personnel, networks with Safe Patient Handling, Early and Progressive Mobility experts, VA Safety Center, and manufacturers of technologically advanced patient lifting, early and progressive mobility equipment to achieve the goals of an integrated program. The incumbent coordinates resources with other services and multi-disciplines. The incumbent develops and coordinates Early and Progressive Mobility training for Unit Peer Leaders and direct care providers. The incumbent provides oversight of equipment selection and purchases to meet current and future needs for safe patient handling and Early and Progressive Mobility. He/she assures compliance with performance measures such as required by Safe Patient Handing Directive 1611, Joint Commission, OSHA, OIG standards. He/she promotes evidence-based practice for Safe Patient Handling and Early and Progressive Mobility Program across all clinical settings as applicable. Analyzes Early and Progressive Mobility program outcomes alongside Strategic Analytics for Improvements and Learning (SAIL) metrics and presents data to leadership routinely. Demonstrates proficiency in practice based on conscious and deliberate planning. Self-directed in goalsetting for managing complex client situations. Work Schedule: Full-Time; 8 hour shifts. Tour may change based on facility's 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.