The RN is responsible for the planning, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of the Veteran's care. Supports delivery of high quality, timely care to the Veteran receiving services. Responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise on the SSC ICC processes and regulations. Serves as a liaison to both internal and external providers and will be responsible for managing the care of the Veteran and the seamless transition to and from the community. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Demonstrates the ability to appropriately utilize assessment skills in identifying patients with emergent, urgent, or non-urgent medical problems. Provides initial and ongoing assessment of patients to identify needs and appropriate resources and/or interventions. Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process and identifies resources and critical factors for achieving desired outcomes for discharge, health maintenance/improvement, and the identification of resources and support during periods of declined health. Demonstrates skills/knowledge/ability to provide telephone care assessment/triage services. Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and offers interventions, using sound judgement, professional attitude and appropriate channels. Recognizes the impact of age-specific needs and incorporates this into the assessment process. Incorporates these age-specific needs into care as reflected by modification of treatment plans as appropriate. Maintains a working knowledge of VA and community resources. Assumes responsibility for the seamless transfer of the patient from the St. Cloud VA Health Care System to receiving facilities. Work Schedule: 64 hours biweekly; Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rotating days off 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.