The Blind Rehabilitation Specialist (Admission Coordinator) is assigned to the Blind Rehabilitation Service at the Birmingham VA Health Care System in Birmingham, AL. BRS Admission Coordinator duties include, but are not limited to: Coordination, review, and management of all BRC applications; admissions; discharges; and waiting lists. The Admission Coordinator organizes clinical delivery of services, schedules the Veterans' treatment program processes, admissions and discharges, and facilitates travel arrangements for Veterans to inpatient BRCs. Develop and maintain admission and discharge, wait time/wait list statistics, and other programmatic information to assist in coordinating reports to VACO, VISN, and the BRC Director, as well as the facility Chief of Staff. Counsels and advises VIST regarding prospective applicants. Maintains good relations with all relevant stakeholders, including local, state, and regional agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations. Maintains various internal BRC data and tracking systems. Provides technical assistance in day-to-day operations, program planning, and special projects, as assigned. May provide direct patient care to Veterans, as deemed appropriate and necessary by the BRC Chief and/or designated supervisor. Admission Coordinators who are supervisors review and approve or disapprove leave requests; interview candidates for vacancies; and assume administrative responsibilities in the absence of the BRC Chief or supervisor. Represents administration at planning and team meetings as required/needed. Reports to Blind Rehabilitation Center (BRC) Chief and/or designated supervisor. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: Not authorized Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
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