The primary purpose of this position is to provide patient care and care coordination, as it pertains, to Surgical and Medicine Specialties while assigned as a Specialty Care Clinic (SCC) Nurse Coordinator (NC) at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (MGVAMC) in Spokane, Washington. The SCC NC/RN reports directly to the Specialty Care Clinic Nurse Manager. The SCC NC/RN is a professional registered nurse (RN) qualified by education and experience to provide professional nursing care to acute and chronically ill Veterans. The SCC NC/RN is responsible for the care coordination, direct patient care as well as delegation of care delivered in the Specialty Care Clinic. The incumbent demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Follows approved Numbered Memorandums, policies, protocols and procedures as appropriate. Fundamental responsibilities of the SCC NC/RN include the following: The incumbent will function in an independent manner under the direction of the Nurse Manager of the SCC. Uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Core Team (Patient, Specialty Care Provider, SCC NC/RN, LPN, Health Technician/Nurse Assistants, MSA and other clinics) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient). Collaborates clinic needs and assignments with other specialty coordinators in order to meet the needs of the veterans seen in the Specialty Care Clinics. Coordinate surgeon's surgery block time. Floats as need to other Specialty Care Clinics. Provides medications as ordered in the care management of veterans. Prepares veteran for clinics, surgery, and assist providers with procedures and obtaining lab specimens. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management and advocacy of complex veteran care in a timely manner within the parameters of the Veterans Affairs regulations. Collaborates effectively with all members of the Core Team and the Expanded Team across the continuum of care and serves as a role model for professional growth, development and practice. Ensuring appropriate evaluation, triage and care coordination of complex veterans to ensure access is provided to the veteran via clinics, community or VA facilities. Works closely with the Veterans to ensure smooth transition of care and processes of consults (referrals) ensuring necessary pre-consult (pre-referral) testing, labs, imaging and clinical records associated with the consult (referral) are communicated to the clinic, community or VA facilities. Assist with significant collaboration with community and VISN healthcare personnel in the transition of veterans through the VA Healthcare System. Provides quality and performance measures analysis and reporting of consult (referral) trends and systems issues through the. utilization of the nursing process. Willing and able to be trained to function as a charge nurse and preceptor as experience and training allow. May float throughout Specialty Care Clinics as needed for patient care. The work is performed at the main hospital facility in Spokane. The position is located at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Work Schedule: 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Incentive(s): EDRP/PCS/Recruitment/Relocation incentive not authorized for this position(s)
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.