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RN Caregiver Support Clinical Assessor - Houston, Texas - Clinical

Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

RN Caregiver Support Clinical Assessor - Houston, Texas

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

The incumbent will function in support of caregivers, Veterans and family members throughout the medical center and in community settings. The incumbent will conduct initial and annual home visits to Family Caregivers approved in the program and will conduct the Veteran Functional Assessment Instrument (VFAI) and other assessments as needed via phone and clinical video tele-health. The incumbent is responsible for developing and establishing linkages and collaborate on VA caregiver support efforts with community healthcare and social service agencies. The incumbent possesses advanced knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available for caregivers from both federal, state and private sector resources. The incumbent demonstrates proficiency in practice based on conscious, deliberate planning. Self-directed in goal setting for managing complex patient situations. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Implements the Caregiver Support Program specific to his/her area of assignment and ensures compliance and collaboration with local facility and the Veterans Administration Central Office Caregiver Support Program initiatives.
  • Conduct interim and annual home visits to Family Caregivers approved in the program
  • Works directly with the facility Caregiver Support Coordinator to implement caregiver support services and benefits.
  • Participates in direct caregiver and Veteran contacts to identify and assess caregiver stress burden and the development and application of directed clinical treatment interventions
  • Uses clinical knowledge to raise awareness of the value of caregiver issues and improve the quality and access to caregiver services.
  • Serves as a consultant to others in incorporating caregiver issues at the facility, VISN and national levels.
  • Provides referrals or consults, or in some cases directs the admission of a Veteran to other VA programs including the Community Residential Care Program, Respite Program, Community Health Care Coordination Program, Hospice, Home Based Primary Care, Community Nursing Home Program and others.
  • Applies knowledge, including current trends and relevant theory related to operational efficiency, evidenced based practice & optimization of care delivery systems, and skill in the educational planning process including objective development, determining program content, faculty selection, learning activity implementation, teaching techniques, audiovisual use and program evaluations.
  • Conducts caregiver and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues.
  • Coordinates and integrates findings from needs assessments, inter-rater reliability assessments and program evaluations and incorporates into learning activities.
  • Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care. Reports equipment in need of repair.
  • Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately. Demonstrates consistent clinical competence in providing nursing care.
  • Uses equipment correctly and accurately interprets data.
  • Recognizes subtle changes inpatient's condition and responds timely, choosing the correct interventions.
  • Demonstrates evidence of critical thinking skills in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems on the unit


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    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:

    EDRP Authorized

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

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Keywords: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston , RN Caregiver Support Clinical Assessor - Houston, Texas - Clinical, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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