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    This announcement's closing date has been extended to July 5, 2019, as the result of an additional vacancy. Previous applicants do not need to reapply to be considered.

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    This job opportunity announcement (JOA) will be used to fill one full-time RN - Discharge Planner vacancy at the Louisville, KY Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), with Nursing Service.

    The Discharge Planner is a staff nurse responsible for identifying and facilitating options and services for meeting patients' health needs while decreasing fragmentation and duplication of care and enhancing quality, cost-effective clinical outcomes. He/she coordinates/manages discharge planning processes at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. The Discharge Planner Nurse interprets the philosophy and goals of the organization to others in the work setting; functions within established guidelines; and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and develop collaborative relationships with clients, their caregivers and other professional and supportive personnel within the VA system, affiliated agencies, and/or community entities. The incumbent provides leadership in planning for timely hospital discharges. The incumbent develops rapport with appropriate clinicians regarding meeting discharge criteria to successfully transition the patient through the continuum of care. The incumbent executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The position requires the application of problem solving skills concerning patients and patient care programs. These programs include referrals for primary care, inter-facility transfers, Inter-facility consults and referral case management.

    Work Schedule: 40 hour work week, 8 hour day/evenings shifts, rotating weekends and occasional holiday.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532348300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.