The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct and indirect patient care and care coordination, as it pertains to the Wound Clinic within the 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. Responsibilities include but not limited to: 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 with 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. Ensures 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. Functions at the full extent of the team member's relevant clinical privileges, credentials, scopes of practice, elements of practice, certification, functional statement, position description, or other VHA or local facility approved documentation of competency. Provides in the least restrictive, most cost-effective manner, through use of the clinical practice guidelines and clinical pathways. Assists with significant collaboration with community and VISN healthcare personnel in the transition of Veterans through the VA Healthcare System. Participates in team performance improvement and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency and care delivery to Veterans. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. (10 hour tours) 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. Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position. EDRP is not authorized for this position.
Internal Number: 599447000
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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.