Nurse (Care Manager)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 8, 2018
The RN must meet Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration, and Scientific Inquiry Dimensions of Performance annually and identify professional and personal goals for subsequent rating periods. The RN Care Manager's practice is modeled on the standards established within the VHA model for Patient Aligned Care Teams. The RN will provide outpatient care for veterans, including preventive medicine, geriatrics, patient education, and primary care. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Supports and enhances client self-determination and serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues. Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statues, and regulations. Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as preceptor and/or mentor. Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in approved outcomes. Must be proficient and demonstrate competency and the ability to either set up or reprocess Reusable Medical Equipment as applicable for all equipment for which trained. Delivers care that preserves/protects patient's autonomy, dignity, and rights including maintaining confidentiality and accuracy of all patient information such as verbal communication and electronic and printed material. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm; The hours may be extended to meet patient needs/service goals to include hours prior to 7:30am and after 4:00pm and to staffing clinics on Saturday.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in ICU, ER, OR, PACU or similar assignment and certification in a nursing specialty is highly preferred.Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting, standing, walking, and bending. Transferring objects and patients may be required, The incumbent must be able to demonstrate nursing procedures requiring technical skills. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, requiring the shifting of priorities based on emerging and changing needs.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:ResumeVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch. REQUIRED FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES.The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.Cover LetterDD-214OF-306OtherOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript
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