The Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Case Manager demonstrates leadership and mastery of practice in delivering efficient, comprehensive, and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active collaboration, communication and coordination of resources. He/she considers all characteristics of the individual, including gender and role identification, age, life stage, state of health, race, culture, socio-economic status, values and beliefs. The-primary purpose of the MHICM Case-Manager position is to demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving-holistic --care through collaboration strategies with others to manage complex situations in the patients for which he/she is assigned. The MHICM Case Manager RN provides community-based clinical case management for patients who have severe and persistent mental illness with a significant history or frequent psychiatric hospitalizations. He/she assess, plans, implements, evaluates and documents care to promote health and achievement of treatment goals and includes collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. He/she provides nursing care and services within accepted standards of practice including but not limited to: conducting home visits; conducting individual, family, and/or group counseling and educational sessions; assisting patients with various skill development; conducting, coordinating, or participating in preventative health education or care for the patient; developing and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary team; conducting crisis management; and completing medication management for the patient in accordance with Medical Center Policies and Procedures. The MHICM Case Manager RN works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team in the development of a recovery, rehabilitative and function focused plan of care. The MHICM Case Manager RN initiates follow-up as needed. He/she collaborates and coordinates care including service as an advocate on behalf of the patient to ensure comprehensive service delivery and as a liaison between the VA and other community resources. He/she seeks-out opportunities to improve practice and care to the MHICM patient population and utilizes effective collaboration skills to implement any changes in practice. He/she provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult or elderly patient and family's diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights. The MHICM Case Manager focuses on problems, initiates referrals to other disciplines and/or services as appropriate. He/she accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided. He/she effectively functions independently as the Charge Nurse in an assignment managing the care of a group of patients and caregivers. He/she assigns staff to provide care based on staff competencies and identifies priorities to ensure safe and effective patients care. He/she demonstrates and/or verbalizes correct responses to emergencies as well as initiates effective action in emergencies. The MHICM Case Manager RN demonstrates understanding of infection control precautions appropriate for the patient population. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8 hour shifts Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599100700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.