This vacancy is for a Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) RN. This position will be located at the Rome Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in Rome, N.Y. The goal of MHICM is to develop, implement, and assess the benefit of a behaviorally oriented program of psychosocial rehabilitation, intensive case management, and community-based treatment. This will be a temporary position, not to exceed September 30, 2023. The Registered Nurse in Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) executes the position and responsibilities that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex care for patients in the MHICM program. The Registered Nurse is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice and for demonstrating leadership and improving care for a caseload of patients who have a diagnosis of severe mental illness with emphasis on coordination of care, and maintenance and promotion of optimal wellness across the continuum of care. He/She is responsible for conducting standardized assessments of patient's clinical status and providing these assessments to other treating providers, utilizing the nursing process in evaluation, problem identification, crisis resolution, treatment planning and evaluation of outcomes. The Registered Nurse in this role works in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team, under the direction of the MHICM Program Coordinator. The clinical and program activities assumed under this position are conducted as part of the Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Team. The goal of MHICM is to develop, implement, and assess the benefit of a behaviorally-oriented program of psychosocial rehabilitation, intensive case management, and community-based treatment for Veterans with a diagnosed serious and persistent mental illness. Specialized treatment services are provided in various community settings, including residences, residential care homes, contract nursing homes, etc. Travel is required in the community for Veteran care. You will be required to travel 75% of the time within the Rome and Watertown community using a government vehicle. You must have a valid driver's license. This position is a temporary position, not to exceed 09/30/2023 Frequent, direct contacts with Veterans, and any natural support, to provide medication management, crisis intervention, housing and financial support, symptom management and ADL support. Frequency of contacts is increased in times of crisis. Support will be given to family and/or other natural supports as clinically indicated. Flexibility of Veteran contact (Veterans are seen in any location including the patient's home, assisted living, group home, on the VA campus or other community settings as deemed appropriate.) and demonstrating outreach efforts to attempt to engage Veterans in programming. Use of naturalistic community settings for teaching and modeling problem solving skills. Developing working relationships with VA and community providers in order to provide coordination of care. Responsible for linking Veterans to other VA programs and community resources as needed to demonstrate an awareness of community-based supports and programs. Proper documentation that reflects the strength of the Veteran and plans for each encounter, Treatment planning is developed in the Veteran's voice and documented in the Mental Health Suite. Providing medication management and medication education for Veterans enrolled on the MHICH team. In addition to ongoing collaboration with the VA Pharmacy. Serving as a Mental Health Treatment Coordinator for assigned Veterans on the MHICM team. other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Days, Monday- Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599725000
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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.