The Registered Nurse is responsible for providing care coordination to the medical specialty clinics, supporting services and clinics throughout the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Ambulatory medical specialty clinics potentially operate between the hours of 0630 and 2100 Monday thru Saturday, requiring adequate nursing support. The Medical Specialty Clinics' RN assumes the following roles and responsibilities: 1. Participates in performance measure improvement. 2. Provides direct patient care.. 3. Assists and coordinates with triaging phone calls, walk-in patients, and clinic flow. 4. Assists with consult management or procedure scheduling/coordination. 5. Assists the NM, Assistant NM (ANM), in supervising and providing performance evaluation feedback on licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and health technicians/nurse assistants. 6. Actively participates in staff and module meetings. 7. Functions as a clinic/department charge nurse, in the absence of the NM or ANM. 8. Provide and coordinate anti-thrombic patient education on patients not enrolled in the anticoagulation clinic. 9. Prepares AIDS case reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and VA Central office, in the absence of the Special Infectious Diseases (SpID) RN. 10. Performs pre- and post-HIV test counseling per VA policy. 11. Collects required specimens (e.g., throat, wound cultures, etc.), and submits it to the laboratory for processing. 12. Coordinates public health information with the San Diego County Health Department. 13. Stroke data collection for submission to the National IPEC Database. 14. Chart review/clinical validation of stroke data with the neurology team. 15. Observe unannounced stroke codes, utilizing a record/tracking tool. 16. Coordinate stroke code drills. 17. Reinforce stroke education provided at discharge at stroke clinic follow-up appointment. 18. Work with neurology team to provide facility-wide staff education. 19. Provide care coordination of newly diagnosed cancer patients, including assisting patients and their caregivers in making informed decisions, collaborating with an inter-professional team to allow for timely cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care, and increased supportive care across the cancer continuum. 20. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1600. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.