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    The primary purpose of the position is for the registered nurse to perform the nursing coordination of home and community based services for the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. The work is performed at the main hospital facility in Spokane. The position is located in Social Work Service at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical enter in Spokane, Washington.

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    The incumbent will demonstrate (a) Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; (b) Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes, (c) Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, ( d) Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise, ( e) Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and (f) Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Perform clinical nursing review of medical records of patients who are hospitalized in Non-VA hospitals to determine point of stability for payment purposes and potential for transfer of the Veteran to a VA facility for care.

    The Community Health Nurse Coordinator possesses intimate knowledge of InterQual criteria, utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements, current standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Accountable for utilizing critical thinking skills and sound judgment to ensure positive outcomes, maximizing third-party payments for care and delivering quality patient care performance improvement activities. The Community Health Nurse Coordinator will develop and coordinate seamless transitioning of patients throughout the inpatient and outpatient care process with a focus on discharge planning needs. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice. The incumbent wiJ1 provide support at the unit level, the service level, and the organizational level. A key aspect of the role will be participation as needed in the discharge planning assessment and implementation of home health services, supplies, and activities required to successful transition the patient to the appropriate non-acute care setting. The incumbent will be the resource person and serve as consultant for problem solving in nursing and organizational issues. Incumbent serves as a representative on medical center and service committees, and will also participate on committees with both medical center and community members involved. The incumbent must be able to travel to contracted skilled nursing facilities and adult day health facilities to provide oversight services. This travel may include some overnight travel to remote parts of the designated catchment area as required. Driving a government vehicle is required.

    Work Schedule: 8:00AM -4:30PM, Monday through Friday
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

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