Clinical Associate works in an ambulatory care setting, primary care clinic. serves as a one of the core members of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Works in collaboration with the Primary Care Provider (PCP), Care Manager Registered Nurse (RN) and the Medical Support Assistant (MSA). Together, with the patient and their caregiver support system, they work to manage the care of a panel of adult patients across the continuum. Duties include, but not limited to the following: Functions as a member of the PACT by participating in planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using a focused assessment. Competently cares for the adult patient with a variety of physical, behavioral and/or social problems. Administers medications via all routes, except intravenous, and carries out basic treatments as ordered, monitors patients' response to medication and treatments, reports changes and documents effectiveness. Recognizes changes in patient's conditions and intervenes within scope and engages others when needed. Participates in providing or reinforcing patient education to both patient and their family in relation to health and wellness promotion, chronic disease prevention or management, medications and treatments, procedures, equipment and devices or any education deemed necessary and documents the effectiveness of the education. Performs escort and sitter duties based upon the care needs of the veteran. Responsible to have knowledge of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and for knowing what reusable instruments, equipment, medical devices or supplies are used (inventory) used in your area. Expected to be flexible in their schedule and in their assignments. Must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels, varied socio-economic backgrounds and varied ethnic backgrounds. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: Shifts range between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., evenings and weekends may be required 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.