The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse will function in the Patient Transfer Center within the Patient Care Administrative Service. Coordinating transfers and admissions of eligible Veterans to the medical center from non-VA and VA facilities. Collecting initial patient information such as Veteran benefit eligibility, insurance status, and travel and bed eligibility. Establishing which service line is most appropriate to accept the patient through phone contact and faxed medical documents. Facilitating physician-to-physician three way call. Establishing bed control flow charts when assigning patients to the appropriate ward. Arranging travel, nurse-to nurse report and ensuring proper documentation follows the patients. Providing indirect patient care through the telephone triage system. Using the nursing process to assess and identify areas for quality improvement or enhanced customer service. Providing educational support and clinical knowledge to unit/team or work group. Applying the nursing process to quickly assess actual or potential health, safety and educational needs and directing cases to appropriate providers or resources. Using clinical protocols, decision support tools, and resources to guide, assess and recommend courses of action. Incorporating knowledge of Veteran eligibility, travel eligibility, and fee contract cases based on VA fee policies, to make cost effective decisions. Work Schedule: Rotating Weekends Evenings/Nights 3:30pm-12:00am / 12:00am - 8:00am Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.