The Registered Nurse position is located at the Middleburg VA Clinic. The Middleburg VA Clinic provides a broad range of services for eligible Veterans. The PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) Registered Nurse (RN) provides patient care through an integrated primary care concept, and each Veteran is assigned to a team of health care providers who follow the patient's care both as an inpatient and an outpatient. THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE MIDDLEBURG VA CLINIC: 400 College Drive Suite 200 Middleburg, FL 32068-8525 The Registered Nurse (RN) for the PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) will be responsible for the management and care of patients. The RN will deliver care management in a Primary Care teamlet to Veterans to include patients with acute and chronic medical and/ or mental illnesses. The Registered Nurse acts as the Care Manager of the PACT Team providing care, counseling and coordination of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The RN's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. The RN models the interdisciplinary team approach to patient care and involves team members and disciplines in this process. The RN Care Manager uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, Clinical Associate and Clerical Associate) and expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven care plan for life. The RN Care Manager is a member of the Teamlet 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 patients' 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, and a team leader with colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice. The incumbent must be willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Duties include but are not limited to: Provides education to patients, families and significant others; administers medications and treatments; participates in the quality improvement process; and is attuned to the needs of the patients. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately. Updates plan of care as needed based on patient responses. Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary. Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. Demonstrates compliance with infection control practices, such as hand washing and wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment. Provides feedback to supervisor on performance of others and participates in peer reviews as requested. Complete lab blood draws and EKGs as needed. Stocking, monitoring equipment and supplies for outdates. Other duties assigned. Demonstrated strong leadership and/or management skills. Demonstrated strong teaching skills. Ability to independently run health seminars. Excellent interpersonal skills with the health care team and veterans, as well as the general public. Strong computer skills. Strong telephone and telephone triage skills. Team player who is proactive to change. Important individual characteristics: Creativity, flexibility, strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multitask, ability to work in fast-paced environment. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599354900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.