The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Registered Nurse for The Operating Room, As a Peripheral Vascular Surgery Care Manager. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). The PV Surgery Care Manger works in the PV Clinic. Responsibilities include assuring that appropriate documentation reflects patient assessments and interdisciplinary treatment plans in preparation for surgery. In addition, the nurse demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to adult and geriatric patients, through collaborative strategies, in compliance with the Michigan Nurse Practice Act, Medical Center, and VAHQ standards of practice. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the immediate guidance and direction of the PV Nurse Practitioners and ultimately the Chief, Surgery Service. The incumbent reports to the Surgery Clinic Nurse Manager, Surgery Services Nurse Administrator, and ultimately the Chief, Surgery Services and will also take direction, as applicable to the functioning of the Section, from PV resident staff and PV attending staff. The incumbent will coordinate changes in the surgery schedule with the patient and OR staff; ensure timely History and Physicals; organize lodging/admission consults, coordinate surgical equipment/prosthetics/representatives for cases to reduce cancellations and increase OR utilization. In addition, the incumbent will provide pre-operative education to PV surgical patients as directed by the PV NPs and Chief of PV; coordinate multiple consult/appointment follow ups as needed and any other duties assigned by the supervisor. Additional responsibilities are: - Responsible for the scheduling into the VISTA Surgical Software Program operative cases specific to Vascular Surgery - Make routine patient return phone calls - Identify red flag phone calls or patient issues to bring to the attention of NP or resident/attending staff - Management of clinic profiles - Management and updating of Service Agreement - Consult completion management - Encounter Action Required report management - Attendance at facility Care Manager meetings - Patient education in clinic - Assist with resident teaching in clinic - Make 2-day prior-to-surgery patient phone calls - Service specific duties within Scope of Practice - Coordinate inpatient-to-outpatient follow-up transition - Oversee coordination of all pre-operative work-ups - Triaging all outpatient PV Lab consults - Coordinate image processing with other non-Ann Arbor VAMC Radiology Services when needed - Provide communication link between administrative support staff, PV Lab staff, IR staff, Cardiology staff, and Vascular Surgery staff - Oversee coordination of all outpatient follow-up visits - Assist with various research projects if/when needed - Provide pre-operative information to the patients for elective cases - Provide back-up clinical service coverage for other surgical specialties to ensure adequate service coverage for staff illness, vacation, etc. - Any additional work assigned by the supervisor. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM 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.