The Community Health Nurse is located in the Geriatrics and Extended Care service line. The RN is qualified by education and experience to provide care for assigned patients and is responsible for the oversight of care for patients enrolled in the VA Home and Community based Programs (HCBP) Program (which includes Home Hospice and Home Infusion), VA Contract Community Nursing Home (CNH) Program, Community Adult Day Health Care (CADHC) Program and Veterans Directed Care Program. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be November 24, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates every Monday. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until position(s) are filled. 1.Area of Practice (Extended Care, to include community-based care) 2. Resident Population (elderly long-term care, residents with functional decline, short term rehabilitation to home, residential psychiatric care, subacute care, and hospice clients) 3. Program/Position Specific Competencies 4. Makes the required nursing visits (per VHA Handbook 1143.2) patients in VA contracted extended care facilities, and complete the necessary preparation, follow up and documentation to the visit. Follow up phone calls, coordination of care, interfacing with Medical Center professionals as well as community providers is expected. Frequent travel is required throughout the Columbia Health Care System service area. 5. Incumbent is self-directed in providing quality oversight management to Veterans in GEC programs, and demonstrates that she/he is a motivated individual who works well on her/his own. 6. Adapts to necessary changes in assignments. Assists other team members in recognizing the need for and adapting to changes in assignments. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM (subject to change based on agency needs) Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.