The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.
Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.
If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you. With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
The RN Care Coordinator uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the PACT team members (Patient, MSCC Provider, Medical Support Assistant and LPN) and larger team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plans. He/She is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate transition of care that effectively meet the patients needs. This includes but is not limited to chart reviews, telephone calls to patients for pre-visit preparation or post visit follow up, participation in team huddles, collaborative management of high risk patients and making follow up telephone calls to patients discharged from the hospital. The RN Care Coordinator provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention and wellness based on the patients goals. The RN Care Coordinator demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients and team player to colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice.
The Infectious Disease section provides medical care for patients with a variety of infectious diseases, immunocompromised conditions or high risk for the infectious process. The scope of care includes but is not limited to:
Coordination of care with primary providers in the facility and in the community in the prevention and management of infectious diseases.
Anticipates, identifies and helps patients to overcome barriers within the VA healthcare systems.
Clinical monitoring of patients on long-term antibiotics (outpatient, home care patients, nursing home, extended care, etc.).
Maintains awareness of patients plan of care and communicates as necessary issues that arise to prevent unnecessary delays in treatment, including missed appointments.
Education for complex infectious conditions regarding treatment, diagnosis and management.
Coordination and communication with regulatory agencies, local, state and federal.
Pre-transplant evaluation in coordination with VA providers and other facilities.
Implementation and follow up of the plan of care for patients with complex infectious diseases for inpatient and outpatient populations.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Preferred Education/Experience: BSN, MSN or Masters in a related field. 2 years experience in med/surg, clinic, care coordination or Infectious Disease.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.