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Registered Nurse (PACT) (HOPC)

VA Medical Center

Harlingen, TX
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Registered Nurse (PACT) (HOPC)
Harlingen, TX

You will serve as a Registered Nurse for the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System's (VATXVCBHCS) Harlingen Outpatient Clinic. You will use the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet and larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. You will provide patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. Demonstrate sound clinical knowledge in assessing planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating care for a designated group of patients across the continuum of care. Triage and apply a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems.


Duties include the following, but are not limited to:


  • Provide patient care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team; serve as clinical resource expert; and function as an educator for the team and patient.
  • Screen patients for social service, home care, and other community care needs; and coordinate or make referrals as appropriate; and seek consultation when indicated.
  • Appropriately document own interventions and oversee appropriate health team documentation of patient care.
  • Keep patient's provider and appropriate case manager aware of patient progress, issues, and/or problems.
  • Evaluate needs and facilitate the patient's ability to learn the principles of self-care; utilizing appropriate resources if the patient is unable to grasp the knowledge/skills needed for self-care.
  • Actively participate in care delivery with priority attention to patient preference.
  • Promote cost effective use of resources and adopt effective least-expensive strategies expected in non-face-to-face approaches (including Tele-Health).
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team to manage a panel of patients assigned to the provider and team utilizing clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills to identify, analyze and assist with resolving the patient care issues while using approved protocols and guidelines to facilitate autonomy in providing care.
  • Triage patient calls using nursing processes and apply skills such as motivational interviews.
  • Conduct an accurate assessment to assure patients receive appropriate levels of care within given timeframe.
  • Utilize computer skills and document patient interactions within patient's computerized patient record system (CPRS) and use the Tele-Care Record Manager Plus (TRM Plus).

Please indicate if you have had recent hands on RN experience (within 5 years) in Primary Care Outpatient; Medical-Surgical; ICU ER, experience and sound clinical resource expert resolving patient care problems.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Alternate work schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.
Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse (PACT)

Recruitment/Relocation incentives are NOT authorized.



Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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