The Atlanta VA Health Care System is actively recruiting for Registered Nurses for the Nursing Operations Service. Duties and responsibilities of RN assigned to Patient Flow Coordination Center 24/7 Operations Demonstrates the ability to collect, analyze, and report data that identifies barriers in achieving quality improvement goals in section, service line, and medical center wide programs/committees. Recommends appropriate and alternative options while leading process change throughout the facility that improves patient flow and Veteran outcomes. Develops and coordinates seamless transitioning of patients throughout the inpatient and outpatient care process with a focus on admission criteria and discharge planning needs. Applies clinical expertise and medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and discharge planning. Interfaces with Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, and other Healthcare team members to expedite appropriate care and patient flow. Complies with established policies, standard of care, and standards of practice, admission and transfer unit screening criteria. Demonstrates knowledge of patient flow process to serve as an expert resource and coordinate patient saturation/decompression efforts across VA Atlanta inpatient units. Works in other Patient Flow Expeditor roles (Bed Control, Discharge Planning, Transfer Coordination, Preadmission screening). Participates in interdisciplinary team rounds/huddles and discharge planning to ensure timely and efficient patient movement with anticipated discharges. Assesses patient flow needs capacity, availability, acuity skill level of personnel working in collaboration with Nurse Mangers in assigning responsibilities to meet needs that may impede patient flow. Responsible for the maintenance and support of the Bed Management System (BMS). Utilizes flow tools/systems (BMS, EDIS) to support and evaluate flow of patients throughout facility. Educates staff and acts as a resource person in the use of BMS and EDIS. Work Schedule: 6:00am-6:30pm, 7:30am-7:00pm, 11:30am-12:00pm, 7:30pm-8:00am, 6:30pm-8:00am, shift will depend on the unit's demand at the time of hire, every other weekend and holiday. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.