Nurse- Surgical Care Coordination for the eye clinic
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Internal Number: 613425200
This position is located within Eye Clinic, Nursing Service, Phoenix VA Healthcare System, Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) is a Level 1a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with functionalservice lines serving medical, surgical, mental health, and long-term care inpatients and outpatients with an Emergency Department and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). The RN is responsible for the care coordination of the patient, including but not limited to ensure patients are medically optimized before surgery. In addition, the RN is responsible for making sure post-surgery appointments are made and patients are notified. The RN works in partnership with the team and panel of patients for effective acute and/or chronic care, disease management, and population health management. The RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with team members. The RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate coordination and transitions of care, provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-goals and needs. The RN demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients. The RN provides care to patient and family; provides health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's health goal and needs. The RN provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses. The RN is responsible to participate in, and contribute to, the achievement of performance measures and institutional metrics. The RN also provides nursing care and disease management to patients whether in clinic, primary care, and/or other specialist areas. The RN leads the nursing team, manages, and develops the nursing clinic. The RN is responsible for the safe, effective, and timely delivery of care and future development of the overall service, working towards achievement of practice aims and objectives. The RN ensures that daily assignments and clinic responsibilities are made, prior to the clinic opening, based on current staffing and operational need. Assures that clinic staff respond appropriately to all drills relative to fire, safety, customer service, or emergencies. Ensures adequate stock levels of supplies and medications are maintained. Ensures proper disposal of regulated waste. Disseminates information to the interdisciplinary team. Serves as a resource for patient issues with interdisciplinary team members. Assists leadership with planning, organizing, implementing, & evaluating clinic in-service programs. Assists leadership with preparation for and achievement of Joint Commission and other regulatory and accreditation requirements. Maintains professional environment for clinical practice. Always promotes a positive customer service image. Submits work orders for repair and notifies management of defective equipment as appropriate. Ensures proper documentation (i.e., JSPR, post fall notes, etc.) and reporting of any significant events, to management, in a timely manner. Maintains Safety Data Sheet information and documentation of monthly assignments. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. 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.