Registered Nurse (SCI / D Case Manager)

Iowa City VA Health Care System

Iowa City, IA Healthcare

Duties

Summary

The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVACS) is currently recruiting for one (1) Registered Nurse to work as a Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Case Manager. ICVAHCS is in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23. This position reports to the nurse supervisor of Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line. This position is covered by bargaining unit AFGE 2547 and open 14 days.

Responsibilities

The SCI/D Nurse Case Manager delivers excellent case management to patients suffering from Spinal Cord Injury and/or Disability. The SCI/D Case Manager demonstrates thorough knowledge and responsibility for the management of clinic functions as well as management of Spinal Cord nursing care as a functional team member of Extended Care & Rehabilitation services.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Spinal Cord Case Management by providing advanced nursing, evidenced-based care, education and consultation to Veteran patients.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the role of Spinal Cord Case Management in patient-centered care
  • Monitors the use of resources to provide quality care while maintaining costs.
  • Must be able to assess patients for actual or potential nursing issues and complications
  • Able to articulate to and work with the patient and family/caregiver to ensure understanding of related care plan.
  • Must coordinate nursing care across the continuum, ensuring seamless transitions in care from outpatient to home or care in the community.
  • Follows up on referrals, labs, and other tests to ensure continuity of care.
  • Provides and documents pre-procedural nursing education for patients.
  • Monitors appropriate utilization of care in the clinic and works with interdisciplinary team to ensure timely access to Spinal Cord care.
  • Collaborates with other VA and outside agencies or facilities to coordinate necessary related post-clinical care and rehabilitation.
  • Identifies gaps in the care plan and utilizes necessary resources to fill gaps in care.
  • Provides coverage to other specialty Case Managers as needed.
  • Required to obtain and maintain Basic Life Saving certification, Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior Level 2 throughout employment.
  • Encouraged to obtain and maintain case management certification.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 07:30 am - 04:00 pm or 08:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

Job ID: 69901

Posted 19 days ago

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