The Home Telehealth (HT) RN is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct Veteran care. The HTRN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to perform nursing functions related to coordination of Veteran care utilizing patient centered practices, and a focus on excellence in nursing care and customer service. Duties include but not limited to: assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. facilitates shared decision making with the Veteran, identifies Veteran needs/goals, develops and modifies a patient specific plan of care, monitors patient outcomes, and facilitates and utilizes established chronic disease management processes. collaborates with other team members in developing the patient-centered and holistic care plan. serves as an advocate for Veterans. utilizes approved protocols and guidelines to authorize the provision of care, treating patients experiencing acute and chronic symptoms within the home setting. monitors and tracks consults in collaboration with the primary care team. The HT RN ensures that all documentation is completed as required. utilizes patient education materials to optimize patient understanding regarding his or her acute and chronic disease processes and promotes the utilization of self-care skills; assures patient understanding about when it is important to seek medical advice or attention; and, provides quality care across the continuum of life Work Schedule: Week 1: Monday - Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Week 2: Thursday and Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position. PCS is not authorized for this position.
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.