This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed. The Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager employs a facility and service-focus to providing nursing care to Veterans identified as high risk for suicide, all cause mortality and hospital re-admission and requiring Mental Health services through collaboration, scheduled visits, telephone triage and selfcare. Primary responsibilities include case management (assessment, patient triage, patient education, resource coordination, medication and treatment administration, assisting Mental Health providers in management of patient and documentation) and providing training and oversight for other staff members on ensuring effective assessment and management of risk. Working in conjunction with other nursing staff, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and peer support specialists in Mental Health, and health care providers from across the facility the Mental Health RN Case Manager assesses the patient's immediate needs, prioritizes care and organizes and plans the patient's treatment. The Mental Health RN Case Manager coordinates and facilitates care to restore optimal patient health, minimizing complications to achieve a positive patient outcome. The Mental Health RN Case Manager (depending on education, experience, and competency) may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor or educator. Specifically, the Mental Health RN Case Manager will be a member of the REACH-VET team providing case management for Veterans identified as falling within the top 0.1% of risk for causes of mortality and suicide. In addition, the Mental Health RN Case Manager will support Mental Health providers. Duties include taking vital signs, responding to refill requests, completing suicide risk screenings, completing measurement-based care measures and conducting Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) reviews. At times, the Mental Health RN Case Manager will provide assistance to the Same Day Access Team (SDAT) providing triage care for Veterans presenting or calling for an unscheduled appointment in the Mental Health Department, covering for unplanned provider absence, assisting with refill requests and facilitating entry into treatment for Veterans new to mental health. The Mental Health RN Case Manager reports to the Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator and Associate Chief Nurse for Mental Health in collaboratively providing leadership for the overall management of the assigned area of responsibility. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm; or as agreed upon by Supervisor Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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