The Registered Nurse - Liver Transplant RN Care Coordinator is professionally and administratively responsible to the Associate Director, Patient Care Services through the Associate Chief of Nursing Ambulatory Care, Gastroenterology Nurse Manager, and the Chief of Gastroenterology at the Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System. The Liver Transplant Nurse Care Coordinator builds upon related professional experience and follows a caseload of patients working collaboratively with physicians, nursing staff and other health care providers to plan, implement and evaluate care, schedule procedures, and provide education for patients, families, students. To include staffing the Liver Clinics. The Liver/Liver Transplant RN Care Coordinator for the GI/ Liver Service functions in an expanded role and demonstrates leadership in delivering efficient, comprehensive, and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active collaboration, communication, and coordination of resources. The Liver/Liver Transplant RN Care Coordinator works in partnership with Gastroenterology/Hepatobiliary providers and identified patients for effective disease and chronic care management. The Liver/Liver Transplant Nurse Care Coordinator remains proficient in the case management of veteran patients who are being followed by the liver physicians to include all phases of liver conditions and transplant. Uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement care and evaluate patients. Demonstrates leadership in the education of the patient, family/significant other and health care team members. Documents and coordination of care provided in CPRS and other appropriate resources. Functions as an integral part of the GI service team, working in collaboration with the nurses, physicians/providers, social workers, pharmacists, and other health care professionals to enhance the overall care of the patient. Functions as case manager during the evaluation process, and collaborates with other service team members to manage the care of patients being followed by the hepatobiliary team, which includes liver and liver transplant needs. Identifies potential emergency/crisis situations and provides appropriate interventions. Assists in scheduling patients for outpatient clinic appointments, procedures and necessary testing as directed by service protocols and defined plans of care. Collaborates with service team members to address Liver Service clinic access issues. Assists with completing triage of incoming phone calls to the GI/Liver Clinics referring calls as appropriate to other team members. Manages alerts in CPRS. Seeks out and participates on committees and task forces as needed/appropriate. Participates in program and clinic activities and meetings. Coordinate plan of care with appropriate follow up care coordination in collaboration with provider. Facilitate maintenance of care by contacting patients who miss appointments or who are not adherent to medication regimens, or scheduled follow up procedures. Functions as the Liver/Liver Transplant point of contact for the GI/Hepatobiliary service in collaboration with facility team. Assists with staffing of hepatobiliary/GI clinics. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Telework: Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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.