The RN will provide care coordination for veterans who are assigned to a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) for the Balcones Heights Primary Care Clinic located in the Wonderland of the Americas Mall. South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is comprised of seven primary care outpatient facilities: North Central, Shavano Park, Balcones Heights, South Bexar, Audie Murphy, Frank Tejeda, Kerrville, and Victoria. STVHCS serves one of the largest primary service areas in the nation and is part of the VA Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 17). We are seeking a Registered Nurse who will provide primary care nursing support for a rapidly growing population. The RN will consistently be able to fulfill the standards of Nursing Practice in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Nursing Service. You will perform a wide range of clinical and/or administrative duties and will utilize nursing skills when assessing and triaging unscheduled patients as walk-ins, over the phone or via secure messaging. Assure current, comprehensive, and timely documentation is contained in the patient's medical record and any other pertinent records. Use the nursing process, evidence-based practice, and effective communication to collaborate with healthcare providers, family and/or caregiver as well as internal VHA and community-based services. You will work collaboratively within an intradisciplinary team to assist in the care of complex populations. Perform a variety of tasks to include but not limited to: Vital signs, EKGs, immunizations, injections, blood cultures, PICC line management, setting up and assisting with procedures, wound care and other tasks as required. Oversee the duties and performance of the LVNs. May function as charge nurse and preceptor; prepares schedule, makes/adjusts staffing assignments, etc. You will foster/support a learning environment by participation in the orientation of new employees, providing feedback as appropriate and seeking opportunities for self-improvement. Perform telehealth duties as required, which may include but not limited to: Assist provider with set and assessment via telehealth equipment, conducting duties related to telemed, teleretinal, telederm, etc. You will promote patient self-management, prevention, and wellness; while incorporating critical thinking and customer service skills into all aspects of the role. Must also be able to navigate the electronic health record, as well as databases/tools that support Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions and Disease Management. Must be able to participate in all PACT activities, huddles, and training as well as other relative training. Work Schedule: Full-time Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Tour of Duty and location may change due to patient care needs to include weekends and extended hours). Tour location may vary depending on patient care needs and staffing requirements. 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.