OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Caregiver Support Program Nurse reports to the Assistant Chief, Social Work Services at the facility. The Nurse provides clinical evidence-based services and interventions for the caregiver and Veteran; education and consultation for the caregiver, Veteran, and staff on caregiver issues; community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and the evaluation of caregiver issues. In addition, the incumbent must be a skilled communicator capable of developing effective partnerships with local, state and federal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations. The incumbent is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations as assigned, as well as, for the management of data related to the program at the facility level. The incumbent will function in support of caregivers, Veterans and family members throughout the medical center and in community settings. The incumbent will conduct interim and annual home visits to Family Caregivers approved in the program and will provide assessment via phone and clinical video telehealth. 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. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; pushing; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; use of both hands required; walking 8 hours; standing 8 hours; repeated bending; climbing legs only; both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. May be required to work with assaultive or combative patients.
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.