The Nurse Case Manager assists in improving social and interpersonal functioning by maximizing constructive use of time through vocational, recreational, and social activity. The RN has frequent direct contact with their assigned caseload (average 1-2 contacts per week) to assist in decreasing use of impatient resources and increase reliance on outpatient, community, and personal resources for crisis resolution.Learn more about this agency
The RN is aligned within the Nursing Service assigned to Mental Health, and is a member of the Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) interdisciplinary team. The MHICM program embraces the Recovery Model and provides community based treatment to veterans with a serious mental illness and severe functional impairment. The mission is to help veterans help themselves and others through empowerment and meaningful community reintegration. This is accomplished through intensive, flexible, community support; education to improve health and wellness; reducing inpatient mental health admissions and dependence on medical center resources; and helping Veterans' improve their overall quality of life. The nurse must demonstrate leadership and mastery of practice in delivering efficient, comprehensive, and continuous patient-driven holistic care through mental health recovery based active collaboration, communication and coordination of resources. Serves as a case manager for a client caseload for veterans diagnosed with a serious mental illness who live in the community. The nurse case manager assesses, plans, advocates, monitors, and assists the veteran with linkage to community resources. The nurse case manager must pass all requirements for individuals who transport patients in a government vehicle. The nurse case manager ensures provision of mental and physical health care services, prescribed medications, funds, entitlements and safe housing for the veterans. The nurse case manager serves as a resource to all veterans and staff in the program for medication monitoring and education. The nurse case manager will share his/her expertise with other staff and assist with assessments, orders, consults, etc., as needed.
Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 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.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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