The HUD/VASH RN Case Manager provides case management services within the Behavioral Health Service. This is an intensive case management program aimed at providing housing assistance to eligible Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The psychosocial/case management services are designed to improve Veteran's overall health, enhancing their ability to remain stable, housed, and community-integrated. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide case management services for HUD/VASH Veterans with highly complex needs including multiple mental health diagnoses and psychosocial issues to ensure housing stability. Perform site visits to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes and lease agreements. Provide Veterans and their family members with education regarding their illness, medications and treatment plan. Complete intake screening for admissions and determining eligibility. Review agreements between Section 8, landlords, property managers, Public Housing Authorities and the VA. Assist Veterans with understanding and completing required paperwork. Provide outreach to clients who are having problems with treatment adherence. Establish strong working relationships with Veterans, community agencies and landlords/property managers. Provide guidance, education and emotional support to assist Veterans with problem-solving, self- empowerment, decision-making and in working towards healthy lifestyles. Coordinate with other agencies and make referrals to provide patients with necessary community services. Assess patients and provide additional support with AOL's. Facilitate psycho-educational and support groups and possess the skills to motivate clients to resume more effective control of their life. Act as liaison between the medical center, Behavioral Health and the EUL housing units to facilitate continuity of care. Provide coverage as needed for other staff. Participate in program planning and development. Complete Mental Health Treatment Coordinator assignments. Initiate Treatment plans, psychosocial assessments, risk assessments and discharge plans. Perform triage for telephone calls, walk-ins and patients who are in crisis. Perform nursing duties to include taking vitals, giving injections, medication management education, wound/dressing changes, etc. Uses non-traditional approaches to care including home visits, Telehealth, MyHealthEVet, and Telephone Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.