Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) is a home care program that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in the homes of veterans with complex medical, social and behavioral conditions for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective. HBPC targets patients with complex, chronic, progressive disabling disease and provides comprehensive longitudinal home care. HBPC is designed to serve the chronically ill though the months and years before death, providing primary care, palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management and coordination of care services. HBPC targets primarily three types of patients in need of home care: Longitudinal care patients with chronic complex medical, social and behavioral conditions Longitudinal care patients who require palliative care for an advanced disease that is life limiting or refractory to disease modifying treatment Patients whose home care needs are expected to be of short duration or for a single problem not requiring an interdisciplinary team, when such services best help the facility meet the needs of this population. The staff nurse will manage a panel of Veterans and will deliver nursing care to those Veterans, in their homes. He/she will be a member of the HBPC interdisciplinary team and will assume the role of RN Case Manager for that panel of patients. Duties include but are not limited to: provides age-specific care which includes the following: promotes independence, encourages self-care, involves family or designated caregiver with care, provides any necessary safety measures and assists patient cope with and/or compensate for changes affecting mobility, balance, loss of cognition, eyesight, hearing, bones, skin and thermoregulation determines desired outcomes and institutes plan of care/action demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in the home which includes emergency preparedness plan, fire plan, equipment failure emergency plans and utility outage response procedures for their area assesses learning needs of patient/family and caregivers; uses appropriate consultants, integrates recommendations into teaching plans and assures proper follow-up provide medication management, injection, wound care. Perform blood draws and specimen collection Strong collaboration with HBPC interdisciplinary team members Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Recruitment / Relocation Incentives "ARE NOT AUTHORIZED"
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.