VA Northern Indiana Health Care System is recruiting for a Lead Registered Nurse (Telehealth) for the Fort Wayne Campus. This is a Term appointment not to exceed 3 years. This is a term appointment not to exceed 3 years. Term appointments are non-status, non-permanent appointments of limited duration of more than 1 year, but not more than 4 years and are subject to a 1 year trial period. Should the need warrant, term appointments may be extended without further competition up to a maximum of the 4 year limitation. The appointment to a term position does not confer eligibility for promotion, reassignment, or transfer to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment. The Lead Clinical Based Registered Nurse provides direct leadership to a team of Telehealth Clinical Licensed Practical Nurses as well as leading initiatives designed to improve the delivery of care to Veterans using telehealth. The incumbent provides high level support, training, and advanced management of telehealth operations and is typically stationed at a clinical care delivery site (VA Medical Center or CBOC); with duties that may require travel. Primary responsibilities of the incumbent include: maintaining certification as a telehealth preceptor in order to deliver advanced telehealth training and evaluation of the competencies of clinicians and/or less experienced telehealth staff members, supporting clinical telehealth encounters for both the patient and provider locations by serving as the tele presenter within scope of practice, functioning as an imager and data manager for telehealth store and forward applications, managing real time clinical telehealth events, providing established patient education, and providing technical and administrative support of telehealth operations. Additional responsibilities will include evaluating telehealth operations and supporting performance improvement efforts, providing technical support to end-users, scheduling simple and complex intra-facility and inter-facility telehealth appointments, installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting technology, and performing a variety of program support duties as assigned. The Lead Clinical Based Registered Nurse is proficient and function as a preceptor for Clinical Video and/or Store and Forward Telehealth Operations. The activities of the incumbent are governed in accordance with relevant VHA, Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) and facility regulations, standards, and guidance including telehealth operations manuals, guidelines, and specialty supplements. These activities shall be consistent with national, VISN, and facility level policies and procedures; and support national, VISN, and facility strategic goals. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Administrative Hours Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.