Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age and gender specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge. Some travel between the East Orange and Lyons campus is required. The functions of the WHMC include but are not limited to: Mammogram Coordination by utilizing National Data Warehouse outlier records, VHA Support Service Center (VSSC) data, and approved tracking spreadsheets to follow all currently due, overdue and completed breast cancer screenings as required by VHA Directives and Handbooks located in a secure document. The WHMC notifies and works with each PACT team RN Case Manager and Veteran when routine and follow-up breast cancer screenings/procedures are due or overdue and ensures timely documentation of and notification, as per VHA policy, to the Veteran with both normal and abnormal findings. Contacts Veterans due or overdue for their breast cancer screening, communicates with Veteran to identify and resolve barriers to obtaining cancer screening. The WHMC is familiar with, and responds to, breast cancer screening and other breast imaging reports, including the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) categories and follow-up actions as per standards of care. Communicates with Veterans, PACT, Care in the Community staff, and Community provider offices to ensure appropriate care is provided in a timely manner and Community provider's plans are communicated back to the VA PACT in addition to ensuring medical records from Community Providers to promote a smooth transition for the Veteran between Community Care and VA Participates in quality improvement programs and initiatives including system redesign, to improve access, quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. The WHMC demonstrates knowledge of all National tracking tools (i.e. SMART) and updates to gender-specific screening clinical reminders. The WHMC participates in regularly scheduled national calls through the Mammography Community of Practice, and takes advantage of all training materials, and websites/webinars for ongoing education. The WHMC is an active member of the Women Veterans Health Committee. The incumbent is directly accountable to the Women Veteran Program Manager through the Women Veteran Medical Director. The Women Veteran Program operates from the Director's Office through the Chief of Staff Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM 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.