This position aligned under Ambulatory Care Service at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Specifically, the position is supervised by the Chief of Primary Care and matrixed to the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM). The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with providing diagnostic and treatment services to women veterans in the community. The Women's Health Specialist (WHS) for Minority Veterans and Special Populations (ie LGBTQ) serves as an expert in program analysis, evaluation and assessment for minority Veterans with a focus on women's health and special populations. The WHS will conduct assessments for Memphis VA and affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), relating to the needs of minority female Veterans and other Special Populations including evaluation of the manner and extent to which we are fulfilling those needs in the delivery of health care. The incumbent will also provide care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling, outreach and provision of care supportive. The incumbent will also be responsible for the collection and maintenance of statistical data, program planning and implementation, evaluation, and modification. The WHS for Minority Veterans and Special Populations. The WHS supports the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) and Women's Health Medical Director (WHMD) with VHA women's health initiatives with the guidance of the Memphis VAMC Women Veterans Health Advisory Board, Deputy Field Directors, Women's Health Directives 1330.01, 1330.02 and 1330.03, and the VISN Lead WVPM. The WHS applies clinical, administrative and analytical knowledge in identification, analysis and resolution of women Veterans' and special population's issues that cross service and/or discipline lines and influences the organizational mission and health care at the facility level. This position provides oversight and coordination of the special populations in the Memphis VAMC. S/he serves as the facilities subject matter expert in the development and implementation of projects, which are designed to deliver mission critical services to Veteran patients. The incumbent also ensures that the mission and vision of the minority veterans program and special populations program aligns with that of VHA Office of Women's Health, the minority Veterans Program and other applicable services, especially in the arena of benefits, educational programs and services that support Primary Care to women Veterans and special populations. The incumbent engages in both quality management and clinical outcomes analyses, as appropriate in conjunction with subject matter experts in VHA. The Women's Health Specialist for Minority Veterans and Special Populations serves as a patient liaison in the monitoring of Veterans' gender-specific health care, including the planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and administering an outreach and surveillance plan that evaluates and seeks to improve the quality of prevention and/or the timeliness of healthcare and health care disparities. The Women's Health Specialist for Minority Veterans and Special Populations collaborates with the Care in the Community (CITC) office to help where needed and to track patient outcomes and experiences. This position reports to the Chief of Primary Care and matrixed to the WVPM. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay schedule: NF96 - Registered Nurse
Internal Number: 599034500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.