Registered Nurse-Community Health Nurse Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 616670900
The Community Health Nurse Coordinator (CHNC) role is one of oversight and quality management. The Geriatrics and Extended Care Programs, the CHNC works in the Community Nursing Home Program, monitoring the care of Veterans housed in Community Nursing Homes and receiving care under a VA authorized payment. Oversight visits are made to each Veteran under this arrangement for the purpose of auditing the patient record, interviewing the staff and Veteran, and identifying any potential care issues. Duties include but not limited to the following: Serving as a liaison between the VA and the Community Nursing Home, the CHNC collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team and acts as a case manager and resource person with the goal of patient satisfaction and the delivery of safe and effective care. Adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. Acquires and demonstrates strength in the areas of interpersonal relations, critical thinking, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Provides consultation and education to staff in areas related to HCBC Program. Collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team and other clinical/administrative staff in order to provide Veterans with appropriate services in Community Nursing Homes. Assesses VA patients placed in community nursing homes under provider agreements or contracts to ensure quality patient care is being received. Serves as the State Veterans Home Coordinator, completing annual surveys and verifying monthly payments based on gains and losses of the State Veterans Home census. In collaboration with VA Central Office, leads the completion of the annual Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home inspection. Serves as a liaison to community agencies providing services to veterans receiving care in Community Nursing Homes. Collaborates with Care In The Community (CITC) to process authorizations and payments to community nursing homes. Demonstrates knowledge of MDS and RUG scoring. Supports and actively participates in initiatives such as Patient Centered Care and I CARE. Duties will be performed in community facilities and throughout the medical center as needed for coordination; however, reassignment may be required based on patient care needs. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available. Telework: May be eligible for highly qualified applicants, after successful completion of training and orientation. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): No Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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.