The Mental Health Treatment Coordinator Registered Nurse assigned to the Domiciliary provides care and counseling of persons while promoting the maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based on systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgement and evaluation of human response to actual or potential health problems. He/she is responsible and accountable for the coordination of nursing care for a culturally diverse Veteran population. -Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. -Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care based on age- and population-specific components. Incumbent assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient and family education, patient self-management education, medication compliance/education, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. -Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race, culture, values, and previous experiences. -Administers medications per established policies and guidelines. -Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team and meets the need of medical services to include assessments and treatment planning for Veterans within the domiciliary. -Attends daily IDT meetings to provide valuable input from a nursing perspective to enhance the care of the Veteran. -Educates and provides feedback to peers and Veterans/Families -Provides medication room coverage when assigned and as appropriate. -Completes admissions into the DOM and communicates effectively with all team members during this process. -Responsible for medication administration, medication management, progressive medication level management. -Triage and assess patients and identified the need to seek and consult additional resources (medical, mental health, Emergency Department, Dental, etc.), in addition to assisting in the coordination of care across multiple disciplines. -Provides patient education focusing on medication management and prescribed treatment regiment -Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of goals and expected outcomes. -Utilizes the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar-Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) software per policy. -Treats all patients and families with dignity and respect. Listens to and honors patient and family perspectives and choices. Patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner. -Maintains professional boundaries with patients, families, and employees. -Establishes patient care priorities that ensure safe and effective patient care. -Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.