The PACT Float Nurse will work out of multiple offices, is accountable for the delivery of quality, age-specific healthcare; for utilizing critical thinking skills and sound clinical judgment to ensure positive patient outcomes; demonstrating ethical practice; and participating in performance improvement activities to improve the quality of care and ensure performance measures are met and/or exceeded. This position is accountable to the CBOC (Community Based Outpatient Clinic) Nurse Manager. NS95 PAY SCHEDULE Patient Care area is located in Ambulatory Care Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) settings. Duties include, but not limited to: Assess, plan, implement, supervise, teach, evaluate and document patient care; serve as an integral member of the treatment team, and is responsible for helping to produce a therapeutic environment and plan of care to promote optimal health status. Accountable for patient care through utilization of PACT protocols including self-management, prevention and wellness based on the patient's goals. Using the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning implementation and evaluation) to collaborate with the Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Clinical Support Technician) and larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. Collaborate with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The RN provides patient and family health education with a focus on self management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. Serve as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice. Work in partnership with assigned Primary Care Provider and panel of patients for effective disease and chronic care management. Assume responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Consider all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administer medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influence care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.