The VA New Jersey Health Care System is seeking one Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse to work full-time in the Ambulatory Care Section of Patient Care Services. This position is primary based at the East Orange campus with occasional travel to Lyons campus including NJ CBOCs. SCOPE: Primary Care to support Patient-Centered Health Promotion, and Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) activities across VANJ Position Overview: 1. Capable of providing strong leadership. 2. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional nursing theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations. 3. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional nursing and behavioral health management. 4. Knowledge of clinical research literature. 5. Knowledge of and ability to effectively develop and implement health behavior interventions for the promotion of general health and to address health risk behaviors as part of disease prevention and chronic disease management (e.g., weight loss and management, tobacco use cessation, promoting patient self-management interventions targeting issues such as increasing participation in regular exercise, healthy eating, sleep hygiene). 6. Ability to train, guide, mentor, and support healthcare team members who will provide health behavior self-management support interventions that may be carried out via phone and may support patients using web, home messaging, or video teleconferencing technologies, including supporting others in co-managing group intervention at parent facilities and CBOCs. 7. Skill in consulting with and supporting the other primary care, prevention, and patient health education team members in conducting preventive medicine programs. 8. Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of healthcare staff and facility leadership to integrate health promotion and disease prevention programs with primary care. 9. Knowledge of and ability to utilize existing evidence-based behavioral health resource materials and develop new materials when needed. 10. Ability to provide health behavior assessment and intervention with patients with multiple co-morbidities and or chronic disease, special needs, and complex clinical problems, and to perform specialized health assessments and intervention. 11. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff and management officials. 12. Effective public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. 13. Comfortable in the role of administrator, educator, and direct services provider, as the needs of the program require. 14. Ability to perform statistical reporting, evaluation, consultation, and collaboration with non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities as well as other VA health care professionals and administrators Work Schedule: M-F 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.