Nurse (PACTII) Med Sub-Specialties (Ambulatory Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Internal Number: 613210200
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is seeking (1) one Registered Nurse for (PACT II) Medical Sub-Specialities in the Ambulatory Care Service. The SAVAHCS surgical service provides consultative care to Veterans beyond the scope of their primary care team. The scope of the PACT II Surgical Clinic Staff Nurse includes inpatient and outpatient services, specializing in the delivery of comprehensive care for Veterans requiring surgery. Assisting Veterans and their families to navigate through the surgical process while being cared for by the specialty teams is at the core of their role. The scope of care provided by surgical clinic nursing personnel to the Veteran population they serve includes but is not limited to: Preoperative care, access management, follow up, and post-operative care. Clinical management Monitor consult management, scheduling, instant messaging, and RTC orders in collaboration with Business operations staff and surgeons. Conduct follow-up calls from missed clinic or surgical procedure appointments Clinic phone triage Review charts of upcoming Veteran appointments New consults Plan of care for new and established Veteran patients Review scheduling for accuracy Provide Veteran and family education related to their care Notify Surgical Specialty Chief, attending surgeon, or clinical nurse manager of any Veteran concerns Assist in clinic with procedures and direct patient care as needed The Surgical Clinic Staff Nurse works collaboratively with the Surgical Providers implementing the plan of care for Veterans with acute problems. Care is multidisciplinary, including collaboration with Dietetic Services, Business Operations, Social Workers, PACT staff, medical staff, OR scheduler, Pre-OP Staff and various providers in the community, and incorporating best practice from research studies. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM OR 8:00AM to 4:30PM 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.