First Area of Consideration (AOC) will be given to AFGE bargaining unit employees, Topeka VAMC. Second AOC will be given to permanent employees of EKHCS. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals). These positions are located the at the Lawrence, KS Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Occasional travel to other CBOC locations and Topeka, KS VA campus is required. The RN Care Manager uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, LPN, and Patient Support Technician) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involving in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven, holistic care plan for life. The RN Care Manager is a member of the patient-aligned care team (Core Team). The RN Care Manager is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's needs. The RN Care Manager provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The RN Care Manager demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as they continue to enhance their own and the team's professional growth, development, and practice. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required. The delivery of care is in accordance with established standards, hospital policies and procedures, and is consistent with the plan of other health care providers. The Nurse Manager is the immediate supervisor of the RN Care Manager unless otherwise designated by the individual Service Line. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Position is for Monday - Friday - 7:30am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm with occasional Saturday by rotation and on-call Saturday by rotation.
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.