We are seeking an innovative, energetic Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to provide comprehensive health care to Veterans enrolled in Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System's Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs(MHRRTP). The MHRRTP APRN is responsible for initial medical pre-screening assessments for admission to all MHRRTP programs to include the PTSD Domiciliary(PTSD Dom), Substance Abuse Domiciliary(DOM SA), General Domiciliary(Gen Dom), Compensated Work Therapy-Transitional Residence(CWT/TR) and the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans(DCHV) programs. This position requires the ability to skillfully and independently perform assessments and ongoing provision of care to Veterans in need of residential rehabilitative services. Duties include but not limited to: The incumbent serves as the medical provider on the MHRRTP Screening Committee for all RRTP program screenings. The incumbent ensures Veteran applicants meet medical requirements for admission into any MHRRTP bed section. The incumbent serves as the primary medical provider for Veterans admitted to the CWT/TR program and serves as a backup medical provider to Veterans enrolled in RRTP programs. The incumbent assists with the management of the CAVHS MHRRTP program waitlist utilizing the Bed Management System (BMS), acts as a liaison to referring clinicians and providers and performs medical pre-screening interviews utilizing VVC, telephone and chart reviews to determine medical appropriateness for admission to any MHRRTP program. In coordinating the admission process, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring medical screening process is consistent with national policies and guidelines for MHRRTP screening and admissions. The incumbent is responsible for developing productive working relationships with referral sources such as community agencies and other VA facilities. The incumbent communicates effectively both orally and in writing with professional, administrative, and technical staff at all levels. The incumbent functions as liaison between MHRRTP's internal and external resources, including community agencies, courts, probation and parole officers, guardians, conservators, and providers concerning appropriate notifications. The incumbent participates on teams, contributes to team conferences, and is actively involved in planning for continuity of Veteran care. The incumbent consults with other healthcare providers to formulate a collaborative plan of care. The incumbent performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning and assessment of processes utilized by the MHRRTP screening committee. The incumbent actively collects and prepares program reports for program quality improvement efforts to include managing screening data to track patient demographics, screening process timelines and relevant quality management data. The incumbent will perform patient histories, physical exams, patient education and pharmacological management of medical conditions. The incumbent will provide initial and ongoing assessment of patients within different specialties (including but not limited to Primary Care, Occupational Health and Infection Control) utilizing the Nursing Process to assess, plan, and facilitate this specialized nursing care and order appropriate diagnostic tests as needed. The incumbent will evaluate and interpret medical data to formulate a plan of care based on the patient's history and diagnostic findings. Responsibilities of the incumbent will include monitoring patient conditions, ordering treatments, and evaluating effectiveness. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Functional Statement Title/#: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
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.