The Registered Nurse will facilitate surgical services, general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery and podiatry surgical surgery. 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 26, 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. The RN Care Coordinator possesses intimate knowledge of lnterQual criteria, utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements, current standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Accountable for utilizing critical thinking skills and sound judgment to ensure positive outcomes, maximizing third-party collections and delivering quality patient care performance improvement activities. The care coordinator will develop and coordinate seamless transitioning of patients throughout the inpatient and outpatient care process with a focus on discharge planning needs. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply principles of evidence based practice. The coordinator will provide support at the unit level, the service level, and the organizational level. A key aspect of the role will be discharge planning assessment and implementation of home health services, supplies, and activities required to successful transition the patient to the appropriate non-acute care setting. The coordinator will be the resource person and serve as consultant for problem solving in nursing and organizational issues. Coordinator will serve as a representative on medical center and service committees. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (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.