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Registered Nurse (Infectious Disease Care Coordinator)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

The RN Infectious Disease Care Coordinator uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the PACT team members (Patient, MSCC Provider, Medical Support Assistant (MSA), and LPN) and larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plans and member of the PACT team. He/She is responsible for collaborating with services internal/external to the VA to facilitate transition of care that effectively meet the patients' needs. This includes but is not limited to chart reviews, telephone calls to patients for pre-visit preparation or post visit follow up, participation in team huddles, collaborative management of high risk patients, and making follow up telephone calls to patients discharged from the hospital. Provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. Demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice. The Infectious Disease scope of care includes but is not limited to:

  • Coordination of care with Primary Providers in the facility and in the community in the prevention and management of Infectious diseases
  • Anticipates, identifies and helps patients to overcome barriers within the VA healthcare systems.
  • Clinical monitoring of patients on long-term antibiotics (outpatient, Home Care patients, Nursing Home, Extended Care, etc.)
  • Maintains awareness of patient's plan of care and communicates as necessary issues that arise, to prevent unnecessary delays in treatment, including missed appointments.
  • Education for complex infectious conditions regarding treatment, diagnosis, and management
  • Coordination of the continuum of care within the VA System and in the Community
  • Coordination and communication with regulatory agencies, local, state, and federal
  • Pre-Transplant evaluation in coordination with VA providers and other facilities
  • Implementation and follow up of the plan of care for patients with complex infectious diseases for inpatient and outpatient populations Work Schedule: 7:30 am until 4:00 pm or 8:00 am until 4:30 pm or 8:30 am until 5:00 pm (Various Tours) Functional Statement: Registered Nurse (Infectious Disease Care Coordinator) Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Kansas City , Registered Nurse (Infectious Disease Care Coordinator), Healthcare , Kansas City, Kansas

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