The RN provides clinical coordination and oversight for patient care (area population) including care transition, quality improvement, patient safety and nursing practice standards. Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational care and uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and services. Implements educational plans to meet changing programs or services. Provides direct patient care to specific patient population; serves as a resource to staff. Provide clinical coordination of patient care within Behavioral Health (BH) Inpatient units Oversight of patient care transition, quality improvement, patient safety, and nursing practice standards Coordinate patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that will impact customer satisfaction Maintain Nursing Hours Per Patient Day (NHPPD) on the units Monitor patient outcomes for the BH inpatient areas and for the facility at large with the emphasis on patient outcomes, clinical competencies, evidenced based practice and patient satisfaction Work Schedule: Rotating shifts to include weekends and holidays 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.