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.
At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing primary health care, specialized care, and mental health service to Veterans whom reside within a 50 mile radius of the Medical Center serving veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. For more information, please visit our web site. Cincinnati is ranked 73rd out of the 100 Best Cities in the nation, according to Livability.com. The ranking was created based on economic, health care, housing, civic capital, education, amenities, demographic and infrastructure scores. In the health care category alone, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation! For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
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 Cincinnati VAMC is currently seeking One (1) full time Registered Nurse for Vascular Nurse Navigator. This position will report directly to the Nurse Manager of Interventional Radiology.
Current VA employees should apply under Announcement # NV-18-LAD-2026462BU from 12/07/17 to 12/18/17.
For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Vascular Nurse Navigator demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving patient care services through collaborative strategies with others. In addition, the Vascular Nurse Navigator, executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to the management of complex vascular issues.
DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Receive orders for vascular procedures for inpatients and outpatients.
- Do case workup (for outpatient cases) in regards to current labs, reviewing medications, allergy assessment and previous medical history.
- Present workup to vascular attending to review for acceptance or denial.
- Forward inpatient orders to vascular NP for workup: if vascular NP is not available, continue to complete workup for inpatients and resent to vascular attending.
- Continue with pre-procedure work up for accepted case: insuring labs, EKG, and/or chest x-rays are available and no older than 30 days.
- Order diagnostic studies as needed, collect and review data, reports abnormal findings to vascular attending and vascular NP
- Call patient to educate and answer questions that patient may have in regards to the requested procedure; educate patients to potential complications and possible admission to hospital, educate patient to complete required pre-testing, educate patient to use of moderate sedation, educate patient to need of designated driver, educate patient to available appointment times, educate patient of arrival place and day of procedure.
- Consult with anticoag pharmacist for recommended plan for holding warfarin and DOAC's.
- If patient is on Plavix, consult with ordering service ( generally Cardiology) to approve or deny holding Plavix as needed for vascular procedure.
- Schedule date and time of procedure in CIN RAD VASCULAR
- Ability to place and release orders within scope of practice; place nursing orders in CPRS for day of procedure
- If time allows, mail instruction letter and procedure education sheet to patient
- If patient is traveling a distance greater than 50 miles, Fisher House accommodations explained and offered; consult to Fisher House placed as needed
- If patient has transportation needs, contact transportation office or place consult to coordinate
- Coordinate patient needs with RN Expeditor and IFC Coordinators in Columbus and Chillicothe
- When procedure is not approved by vascular attending; requesting physician to be notified as to the reason and what other recommendations vascular attending may have for patient care; insure that requesting physician then cancels order
- Accept Intra Facility Consults (IFCs) from within the VISN; complete case workup and present to vascular attending insuring a timely response of IFC within 48-hour time period Proceed with accepted IFCs in the same fashion as an vascular order
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 hour shifts. Off tour & weekend on call required
Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse Vascular Nurse Navigator