Provide specialty injections and intervention services for patients enrolled in care with Mental Health Clinic (MHC), Addictions Treatment or Primary Care clinics. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, flexibility, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. Collaborates with a variety of health care teams including but not limited to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals. The nurse practices as the RN in the Community Based Outpatient Clinic, VA Puget Sound Healthcare, Silverdale, WA. Patient populations include Veterans who present with the full range of medical conditions and DSM-V mental disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders. Patients may present with functional decline and unstable living conditions. The RN executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, flexibility, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. Administering specialty injections, possibly including but not limited to the following: Long acting antipsychotic Vivitrol COVID-19 Vaccines Adalimumab (Humira) Benralizumab Dupilumab Mepolizumab Romosozumab Omalizumab Ustekinumab Denosumab (prolia) Denosumab (xgeva) Secukinumab Zoladex (Goserelin) Epoetin Filgrastim Octreotide Lanreotide Lupron Romiplostim Testosterone Estradiol Darbepoetin Completing ECGs and Vital Signs Teaching patients and their family/caregivers about signs/symptoms of adverse reactions to injection medications Teaching patients and their family/caregivers about injection medication purpose and action Collaborating with specialty providers and nurses (mental health, medicine, and surgery) as well as working closely with the PCC staff at the assigned CBOC Staying up to date on training, competencies, and best practices with specialty injections Providing education and cross training to staff on specialty injections Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel: Some travel between clinics may be required, not more than 25% of the time Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Incentive(s): EDRP/PCS/Recruitment/Relocation incentive are not authorized for this position
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.