The position described is that of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Registered Nurse Care Manager in the Nursing-Primary Care (RN) Service Line. The RN must possess a broad-based clinical knowledge to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, management of acute and chronic illness. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based upon the availability of funds, a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Possessing a broad-based clinical knowledge to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, management of acute and chronic illness, and care of the dying. VA nurses are also obligated to ongoing, comprehensive evaluation and improvement of clinical practice and health delivery systems to meet the needs of clients (e.g. individuals, significant others, and/or communities). As members of a dynamic profession in a rapidly changing health care environment, VA nurses must base their practice on current and anticipated trends in health care and be committed to lifelong professional growth and learning. The RN demonstrates leadership in delivery and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The PACT RN Care Manager contributes to the provision of optimum care utilizing the nursing process to triage and provide chronic and acute nursing care. The focus is on health promotion/prevention and patient education for chronic disease management. Uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and extended team members to develop patient-driven plans of care. Responsible for collaborating with internal and external services to provide quality patient care and facilitate care transitions and meet patient needs. Actively participate in proactive panel management, care management, care coordination, data review, performance improvement activities, health and wellness education. Serve as advocate for patients, team player, coach, preceptor and mentor. Perform RN PACT Roles and Responsibilities as delineated per Primary Care established policies and procedures. Reporting Structure: Nurse Manager; Primary Care Service Line. Travel: Occasional pre-planned travel to Medical Center and surrounding clinic for training and/or emergent coverage needs. RN Care Manager Role: The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Registered Nurse (RN) duties will include but are not limited to: Preferred Experience: Previous Primary Care or outpatient experience Telephone Triage Work Schedule: Predominately Monday - Friday day shift, weekend or evening clinics may be necessary to meet patient care needs. (Telework not available) 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.