The Suicide Prevention Coordinator is a licensed, registered nurse in the Suicide Prevention Program responsible forLearn more about this agency
the implementation of suicide prevention strategies at the local level through education, monitoring, and
The Coordinator identifies veterans at risk for suicide, tracks appointments, coordinates and enhances care as needed;
develops and implements an ongoing education plan for provider of the main facility and the CBOC's, medical center
staff, veterans. He/She evaluates, tracks, and re-evaluates high risk cases referred by the institution for Patient Record
Flagging. The Coordinator monitors the calls received by the local Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the referrals made
from the National Hotline to this station. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator is responsible for promoting and
maintaining an effective communication with the VA National Suicide Prevention Coordinator, the Center of
Excellence at Canandaigua, and attends to scheduled calls and meetings. He/she will serve as a liaison for the VA
National Suicide Prevention Coordinator and the Facility. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator will coordinate and
participate in the delivery of the community version of Operation Save to community organizations that have contact
with Veterans, with at least five outreach activity per month. This also includes forging relationships with local and
state suicide prevention organizations, local crisis line organizations and Veteran Service Organizations. The Suicide
Prevention Coordinator will work towards the development of partnerships with OIF/OEF coordinators, Patient Safety
Managers, Homeless Coordinators, local Vet Center staff, residential care teams and local mental health teams to
assure that patients are assessed and evaluated for suicide risk as appropriate and preventive interventions are in
place. As part of the Psychiatry Service the Suicide Prevention Coordinator is an active member of the Mental Health
Executive Council, Staff and Executive Meetings and the Psychiatry Ambulatory Care Environment of Care Committee.
The Coordinator identifies the cases with Para suicidal behavior that meet criteria for referral to the local Psychiatry
Service Peer Review Committee, as well as the Facility Peer Review Committee.
Work Schedule: Mondays thru Fridays and extended hours (may include if needed working on Saturdays and
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Occasional travel - This position involves traveling distances greater than 20 miles and transporting psychiatric patients to VACHS or community hospitals via ambulance.
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