The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Blind Rehabilitation Specialist Admissions Coordinator. The Blind Rehabilitation Specialist Admissions Coordinator will function in PMRS Service. The Admissions Coordinator for the Blind Rehabilitation Center has the primary responsibility of coordinating all CleBRC admissions/discharges for visually impaired Veterans and active duty service members. The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and coordinating a variety of administrative, technical, and managerial services necessary for the operation of BRS. Responsibilities encompass the entire scope of providing sound and timely advice, information, and assistance to the BRC Supervisors and Chief of BRS and professional health care staff. Duties may include, but are not limited to; Manage the CleBRC census by scheduling all admissions and discharges. Manage travel arrangements. Arranges services for an adult population of patients, both older and younger. Must tailor patient care and support services to meet the needs of the individual patient. Assessment of each patient's application and assuring the delivery of services that are responsive to the concerns of individual patients. Work involving patient care coordination and case management communicates and treats customers in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Requires knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of blind and vision rehabilitation. Required to be familiar with medical terminology applicable to both the blind rehabilitation and medical fields in order to address visual impairment and co-morbidity issues. Use of knowledge to evaluate the Veteran, determine placement of the Veteran in programs specific to the CleBRC, and assist in the allocation of resources to accommodate the Veteran. Coordinate the clinical delivery of services by the multidisciplinary treatment team to patients in the adjustment to sight loss program, to schedule treatment programs of the individual Veterans while monitoring, maintaining, and developing policies and guidelines. Assists in promoting and maintaining an efficient administrative infrastructure for the delivery of patient care. Developing standards for documenting medical care. Scheduling patient treatment. Defining the shared information stream. Educating staff. Is the point of contact for the VA facilities in the 7 states that refer to the CleBRC and coordinates pre-admission and post-discharge sharing of the information. Serves as the primary liaison with the VIST Coordinators from referring VA Medical Centers which refer Veterans for comprehensive blind rehabilitation services. Counsels and advises VIST Coordinators regarding perspective applicants. Coordination, review, and management of all BRC inpatients applications and distance training applications, admissions; discharges and waiting lists. Counsels and advises VIST regarding prospective applicants. Maintains good relations with all relevant stakeholders, including local, state, and regional agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations. Promotes telehealth services including but not limited to Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) and VA Video Connect (VVC) through partnership within all service areas in BRS. Develops strong relationships with Veterans, families, professional organizations and other stakeholders within the public. Participate in/supports CARF Accreditation practices and is current in CARF standards. May provide direct patient care to Veterans as deemed appropriate and necessary. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm 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.