This is a part-time nursing position (up to 20 hours/week) at the Altoona VA Medical Center. The Registered Assessment Coordinator (RAC) is a professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge in long-term care. The RAC will have knowledge of current Joint Commission, Community Living Center (CLC) Nursing, and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation Standards and must demonstrate a high-level of clinical and leadership skills as well as competency in analyzing and reporting of long-term care quality indicators. The RAC is responsible for coordinating, tracking, and ensuring completion of the Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS) for all CLC residents. The incumbent will review and accurately extrapolate information from the residents' medical records and other clinical documentation to complete the RAI/MDS, ensuring that the skilled care needs of residents are identified and accurately documented in the assessment. She/he will coordinate and complete the MDS process, assist other disciplines, provide education to the interdisciplinary team, and ensure accurate submission and transmission of MDS data. She/he will maintain the care plan calendar and ensure that residents and families are invited to interdisciplinary team meetings. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as the Altoona VA Medical Center is a 24/7 hospital. The incumbent must be poised and articulate when communicating with people of varied educational levels and ethnic backgrounds. The incumbent must be willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments and will strive to make caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the work setting, and demonstrate exemplary customer service principles in all aspects of work. The RAC is an integral member of the Long Term Care Team and will assist the Nurse Managers during the Long Term Care Institute Survey. As a licensed professional, the RAC will be responsible and accountable for his/her practice and must adhere to all Medical Center policies and procedures, the VA mission, and the ICARE values. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:00PM 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.