Registered Nurse (RN) - Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Internal Number: 620573000
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? A recruitment/relocation Incentive is not approved for this position. **Partial telework optional if approved. The Registered Nurse, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Float, sees Veterans for care management and is responsible for ensuring their health are need in collaboration with the Core Team (Veteran, Primary Care Provider, LPN, and Clerical Associate) are met. Responsibilities which include, but are not limited to: Supports Veteran's care via tele-health, secure messaging and telephone triage; Helps Veterans to self manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chemical dependency, cancer, dementia, and any other conditions that may warrant additional attention; Triages and applies collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving Veteran's care problems, and develop care goals for resolving or managing these issues; Focuses on wellness and patient education, and uses motivational interviewing techniques to help the Veteran meet his/her goals; Participates in interdisciplinary meetings with Veterans, families and team to facilitate collaboration. Maintain a current knowledge of interdisciplinary resources, programs and services to include community resources as appropriate; Collaborates with services, internal and external, to facilitate care; Initiates and participate in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes; Serves as a preceptor or mentor to colleagues to enhance professional growth, development and practice; Will be required to draw labs; Responsible for providing coverage for other Nursing PACT team members. Work Schedule: Full Time Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 4:15pm Telework: Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not require.
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.