The RN Deputy WVPM provides care to an exclusively-Female Veteran Population team. The RN Deputy WVPM is responsible for administering, planning, monitoring and evaluating access and quality of women's healthcare at the VALLHCS facility and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The purpose of the Deputy WVPM is to augment the Women Veterans Program to ensure outreach, inclusion, and the delivery of comprehensive health care for women Veterans throughout the VALLHCS healthcare system. The RN Deputy WVPM of the Women's Health Program will practice in accordance with the scope of practice of the Board of Nurse Examiners and the Nurse Practice Act; the rules and regulations; policies; procedures; and guidelines of VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (VALLHCS), practice within the nine dimensions outlined in the Nurse Qualification Standards and which are specific to the Grade and Level, and practice patient safety according to the National Patient Safety Goals. The RN Deputy WVPM will interact and collaborate with the VALLHCS Quality Management, and individuals in various health care disciplines, and work together to solve problems affecting quality of care involved, performance measurement, data collection, documentation, and seeking solutions to problems quality improvement. (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses) The Deputy WVPM functions under VHA Directives 1330.01 and 1330.02 and supports full implementation of VHA women's health initiatives in the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System under the guidance of the facility lead WVPM. In absence of the facility WVPM, the Deputy WVPM serves as a delegate to provide programmatic coverage and supervision. The incumbent provides oversight and care coordination for abnormal, gender- specific cancer screenings as an essential function of comprehensive health care needs of women Veterans. The Deputy WVPM will coordinate a variety of activities including outreach, multidisciplinary activities, consultation and/or education to medical center staff and community service providers. The RN is responsible for developing a designated liaison for each CBOC and holding quarterly meetings for surveillance and training purposes. The incumbent will also be responsible for the collection and maintenance of statistical data, program planning, evaluation, and modification. The RN Deputy Women Veterans Program Manager is proficiently knowledgeable about gender-specific breast and cervical cancer screenings and acts as an educational consultant for women Veterans with abnormal findings. The RN serves as an educator for medical personnel, patients, and community members and advocates for the early detection of gender-specific disease and gender-related disparities. In this position, the RN provides oversight and coordinator throughout the continuum of care to assess barriers and distress for mammography and cervical cancer screenings, facilitates outreach and navigation of internal and external resources, and provides professional guidance in coordination, execution, and evaluation of healthcare treatment plans. The RN is organizationally responsible to the Women Veterans Program Manager and has oversight in in the tracking and monitoring of Veterans' gender-specific health care, including the planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and administering an outreach and surveillance plan that evaluates and seeks to improve the quality of prevention and/or the timeliness of early cancer detection. The RN has oversight of mammography and cervical tracking functions for all abnormal findings, such as, partnering with the primary care providers to ensure timely referrals for treatment, collaborating with the Office of Community Care for secondary authorizations for non-VA care, and the tracking patient notification of test results for all levels of treatment. In the event of a positive cancer diagnosis, the RN acts as a patient navigator for the in collaboration with Primary Care, Gynecology, Oncology, and the VALLHCS breast imaging center. The RN collaborates with the Care in the Community (CITC) office to offer assistance where needed and to track abnormal patient outcomes. Additionally, the RN is responsible for participating in meetings with internal VA and external community stakeholders, women's health, the health behavior coordinator, the breast imaging team, the Whole Health committee and the HPDP department. The RN works to streamline communication with the patient through the use of telephone or VA video connect. As a patient navigator, helps patients to access and overcome barriers to care. Through continuous contact with the patient, the RN works to decrease hospitalization and he or she serves as a patient flow ambassador to ensure patients are seen and evaluated in timely manner. Work Schedule: Monday To Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.