Central Alabama VA Health Systems is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to serve as a Case Manager in the Tuskegee location. The RN Case Manager with the VA Community Care (VACC) Nursing Service is directly responsible to the VACC Nurse Manager and is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The RN Case Manager will also serve as a representative on medical center and service committees pertaining to the VA Community Care (VACC) Nursing Service. Listed below are some of the duties but not all: The RN Case Manager must possess knowledge of InterQual criteria, utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements and current standards of care and compliance guidelines. The RN Case Manager is accountable for utilizing critical thinking skills and sound judgement to ensure positive outcomes, maximizing third-party collections and delivering quality patient care performance improvement activities. The RN Case Manager will develop and coordinate seamless transitioning of patients throughout the inpatient and outpatient care process with a focus on discharge planning needs. The RN Case Manager must demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice and provide support at the unit level, the service level and the organizational level. The RN Case Manager will be the resource person and serve as a consultant for problem solving in nursing and organizational issues. The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. The RN Case Manager possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses and attainment of the most effective level of care. VACC case managers executes position responsibilities that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The Nurse is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility, VISN, or VACO. Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F Compressed/Flexible: NA Telework: NA 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.