VA TEXAS VALLEY COASTAL BEND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC), Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC), Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is an ambulatory health care system providing health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 2600 inpatient admission and 5800 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 350,000 outpatient visits annually.
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The selectee for this position will serve as a Housing and Urban Development - VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Registered Nurse Case Manager for the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System's (VATXVCBHCS) Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC). Selectee will provide case management for a caseload of Veterans in the HUD-VASH program. Case management is defined as the provision of services by VA clinical staff to homeless Veterans and includes all activities to provide appropriate treatment and maintain Veterans in HUD approved stable housing. HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless Veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to Veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system. The Nurse (selectee) in this program will function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing services to Veterans with multiple medical and mental health issues. The nurse provides comprehensive discipline-specific services to Veterans and their families. Responsibilities include the management, coordination and provision of discipline-specific services to Veteran and their families in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. Selectee will utilize advanced skills to assess/evaluate, identify problems while providing psychiatric mental health care that promotes wellness and prevents illness and disability. The selectee will also assess Veterans' current medical problems and intervene, accordingly.
Duties include the following, but are not limited to:
Reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements.
Performing site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes.
Verifying the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation.
Ensuring homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance.
Collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures.
Coordinating care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and referring Veterans to the Health Care System, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies.
Complying with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive Branch Standards of conduct to avoid conflicts of interest while serving as the HUD-VASH Case Manager.
Actively participating in HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attending training offered by the HUD-VASH.
Following local policy and SOP for the HUD-VASH Program. This includes following policies and documentation requirements as required for CARF and Joint Commission accreditation.
Participating in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences, etc.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.; Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.
Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse (HUD VASH)
75% or less - Field work may include local travel to render services to Veterans in the community, at local shelters, contract sites, and other areas in which homeless Veterans congregate.
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