Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1998205
**Travel is required for this position 50-75% of the time for coverage of other Community Based Outreach Clinics within the State of Montana to include Glendive, Miles City, or other locations as needed. When not traveling, the Rural Health Pact RN will be stationed at the Billings, Montana location.**
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager practices as a Registered Nurse under the guidance of the Nurse Manager for Primary Care within VA Montana Health Care System and supports the mission and vision of the Healthcare System. Primary Care provides acute and chronic care needs for VA Montana Health Care System including a wide variety of services for adult and elderly Veterans. The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager applies PACT principles of proactive, personalized, patient centered care, team-based care, data driven care, continuity of care coordination, and population health and prevention.
The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager uses the nursing process and evidence based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, LPN, and MSA) and larger team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services) involved in providing proactive, personalized, and patient centered care to the patient in developing the patient centered holistic plan for life. The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to VA Montana Health Care Services in order to facilitate care transition that will effectively meet the patients' needs as well as provide a robust interdisciplinary approach to care; health promotion and disease prevention, acute, chronic, and long term needs. The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager coordinates discharge follow-up from the hospital, Emergency Department (ED), or Community Living Center (CLC), reassignment to or from another PACT, and care from provider (s) of specialty care.)
The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, shared decision making, and prevention and wellness that is based on the individual patient's goals. The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager helps the Veteran acquire the skills and resources they need to engage in self-care and self-management and provide Veterans with ongoing support and coaching needed to succeed in making and sustaining changes in their health through a personalized plan of care.
The Rural Health PACT RN Care Manager demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as s/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development, and practice. Scope: Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic management of complex client care through collaborative strategies with others.
Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends.
NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, which requires travel 50 -75% of the time for this position.
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- Travel is required for this position 50-75% of the time for coverage of other Community Based Outreach Clinics within the State of Montana.