Home Based Primary Care Registered Nurse (Wytheville)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wytheville, Virginia
Internal Number: 630625200
The Salem VAMC is looking for an enthusiastic RN to join the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team! This HBPC RN will be the Case Manager for Veterans within the Lynchburg, VA area and will be accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for delivering quality nursing care to the Veteran at their home. The RN must possess the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process in the management of acute and chronic illnesses and support of the patient. This position is telework eligible but incumbent must reside near location in order to provide at home visits to patients of the Wytheville area. This position is not 100% virtual. Some duties and responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to: Provides a full range of nursing care to patients in home setting utilizing the nursing process. Completes initial assessments and reassessments of patient condition and response to treatment and other clinical findings; initiates follow-up as needed. Assesses patient's learning needs, develops and implements a plan to meet needs, and instructs patients and families in self-care and treatment measures; modifies approach as indicated. Promotes continuity of care through developing an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family and HBPC team; involves community resources as appropriate. Serves as a resource for patient self-determination and acts as a patient advocate when patient self-determination is in question. Maintains professional boundaries with patients, families, employees, and vendors. Serves as a patient advocate, in protecting the health, safety and rights of patients. Promotes practices that enhance Veteran access to care/services, and promotes cost effective use of resources. Utilized established guidelines in accordance with functional statements, performance standards, position description and competencies to evaluate practice. Demonstrates effective communication skills and professional behavior that promotes cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers. Consults with other health care providers to formulate a collaborative plan of care. Effectively communicates information to appropriate staff in a timely manner, resolving patient care issues. Demonstrates leadership in HBPC quality improvement activities. Identifies opportunities to improve patient care through monitoring, analyzing and evaluating care outcomes. Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal and external customers. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information. Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment. Conforms with all medical center and service/service line safety policies, procedures and protocols to avoid injury and/or illness to self and others. Preferred Experience: Home health experience preferred Work Schedule: Full Time; M-F 7:45 am to 4:30 pm Telework Indicator: Regularly teleworks, At home patient visits are required Financial Discloser Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, not to include 10 paid federal holidays; and 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits
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.