Vacancies are located in the Geriatric and Extended Care Nursing Department at the Canandaigua VAMC. The Patient Care Coordinator RN provides direct and indirect nursing care in a self-directed manner to Veterans/residents and families, caring for Veterans/residents requiring long term care, dementia care, palliative care, hospice care, rehabilitation, continuing care, restorative care, skilled nursing, respite, secure unit for behaviors, and geriatric evaluation and management. Patient Care Coordinator: In the absence of the Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Services during non-administrative tours, is designated authority, responsibility, and accountability for managing and directing employees, staffing units, and allocating resources as necessary during the non-administrative tours of duty due to tour-to-tour unplanned leave or a change in patient acuity. Rounds to evaluate patient care. Plays an important supportive role in all patient and employee initiates, such as encouraging staff to complete mandatory education modules. Assists the Nurse Managers by contributing to performance evaluations, educational development for the non-administrative tour employees, and meeting performance measures. Is a consultant to physicians in patient care and resources and discharge planning. Acts as the AOD for decisions related to on-going patient care and actions taken in emergency situations and disasters. Will cover each other's planned and unplanned absences. Some Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The Registered Nurse (PCC) provides supervision of the nursing staff. Makes decisions related to on-going patient care and actions taken in emergency situations and disasters. Ensures adequate staff to meet patient care needs per policy. Provides counseling and guidance to nursing personnel and gives input to their immediate supervisor. Provides oversight of patient care activities and consultation to physicians in patient care and resource and discharge planning. Provides safe therapeutic effective care to patients using the nursing process. Provides assessment of medical and psychiatric patient issues prioritizes patient care needs and initiates action within policy and practice standards. Triages patient phone calls and relay concerns to appropriate care team and assists in coordinating urgent visits within medical service when indicated. Provides staff training and competency evaluation as assigned. Contributes to performance evaluations and education for non-administrative employees. Serves as a liaison for the Veteran who is undergoing care in the community and assists in coordinating specified care. All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Permanent, full-time, non-administrative work hours, days, evenings (primary shifts), holidays and weekends and nights as needed. Will be discussed during the interview process. 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.