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The Registered Nurse General Caregiver Support Program Coordinator position is in the Nursing Service at the Tomah, Wisconsin, VA Medical Center and is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the General Caregiver Support Program. At the current time there is one vacancy in the General Caregiver Program.
The Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) provides leadership and guidance for the development of the caregiver support program at the facility level; clinical evidence-based services and interventions for the caregiver and Veteran; education and consultation for the caregiver, Veteran, and staff on caregiver issues; community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and the evaluation of caregiver issues.
The incumbent must be a skilled communicator capable of developing effective partnerships with local, state and federal agencies as well as non governmental organizations. The incumbent is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the program, as well as, for the management of data related to the program at the facility level. The incumbent will function in support of caregivers, Veterans and family members throughout the medical center and in community settings. The incumbent is responsible for developing and establishing linkages and collaborate on VA caregiver support efforts with community healthcare and social service agencies. The incumbent is also administratively responsible and accountable for the clinical and program development and effectiveness of the facility Caregiver Support Program therefore, the incumbent possesses advanced knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available for caregivers from both federal, state and private sector resources. Additional duties include but are not limited to:
- Assesses educational needs to implement the caregiver support program. Ensures education and training programs are in place to meet identified needs and that these programs are effective in promoting stated learning outcomes in Utilization Management, Case Management, Systems Redesign, evidenced based practice and transparency.
- Stays abreast of current federal and state legislation directed at assisting caregivers to continue to provide support in an environment that is safe for both themselves and the Veteran. Provides education and in-service training to VAMC employees, Veterans, families and caregivers.
- Develops and facilitates caregiver support groups (face-to-face or VANTS telephone line) and educational programs.
- Distributes educational materials provided by VA, local, state and national caregiver organizations.
- Actively involved in continuously evaluating practice for caregiver support, based on established professional, community, and regulatory standards such as clinical practice guidelines and the Joint Commission.
- Initiates and leads the interdisciplinary group in critical thinking processes that lead to decisions that positively impact the caregiver support program.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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