As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. The Veterans Health Administration is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. We also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. The Care Coordination Assistant Nurse Manager is a registered professional nurse provides, qualified by education and experience to provide support to the Care Coordination (CC) Chief and others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of program components and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and the appropriateness and timeliness of services provided. The Care Coordination Assistant Nurse Manager provides hospital-based UM coordination associated with admissions, transitions, and discharge planning. The Care Coordination Assistant Nurse Manager makes program specific decisions that reflect distinct and contributory roles of nursing, is responsible for providing advanced clinical and administrative recommendations relative to programs, committees, and services that relate to UM and patient throughput. The Care Coordination Assistant Nurse Manager is the liaison between all inpatient clinical departments, PACT teams, Specialty teams, and outpatient clinical services. The Care Coordination Assistant Nurse Manager communicates with all facility patient flow stakeholders and is the Chair of the UM Committee with support from the CC Chief. The Care Coordination Assistant Nurse Manager is the co-lead of the daily morning discharge huddle and supports the medical and surgical providers to assist with determining appropriate levels of care. The Care Coordination Assistant Nurse Manager provides education for emergency room providers, medical providers, surgical providers, nursing staff, and ancillary staff (as appropriate) to promote understanding of VA UM policies, processes, and InterQual criteria. For additional information contact the Nurse Recruiter: Barbara O'Connor at Barbara.Oconnor@va.gov or (520) 629-1781. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.