NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing basis and considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will remain on file until September 30, 2021. First certificate will be sent to hiring manager on February 19, 2021. NOTE: Applicants applying to this position may also be considered for other positions within Nursing Geriatrics Extended Care and Rehab (GEC&R). The Job Opportunity Announcement will be updated as positions become available. The Registered Nurses in Nursing, GEC & R provide appropriate care for Veterans aged 70 and above taking into consideration diagnosis physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs. The GeriPact Registered Nurse (RN) Care Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing the care of Geriatric Population in an outpatient clinic setting, which includes leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The Registered Nurse Care Manager participates in quality improvement and evaluation processes related to the management of patient care. The Registered Nurse (RN) will provide assessments, health histories, telephone triage, care management, medication administration/counseling and patient/family education; special procedures, respite screening, exit interviews, Mini Mental Stats Exams/Saint Louis University Mental Status (MMSEs/SLUMS); and office operations. The Registered Nurse Care Manager will communicate with all members of the GeriPact team to promote continuity of care to assure that patients total care needs are met. The RN will lead the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assigned to the GeriPact Clinic. NOTE: during the COVID 19 pandemic, all nursing staff are subject to be detailed to other areas of Nursing for COVID Patient Care coverage. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (may include rotating weekends, evenings) Subject to change based on agency needs. 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.