Job Title: RN (Care Manager)Job Announcement Number: VHA-552-13-843540
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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/ Per Year
Friday, February 22, 2013 to
Friday, March 15, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Springfield, OH United StatesView Map
Middletown, OH United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 843540
Tour of Duty: Full-time positions with a tour of duty of 8:00 am 4:30 pm, Monday Friday; however, shifts may be changed to suit the clinics needs. Some travel to other Primary Care Clinic sites in Lima, Dayton, Springfield, Middletown, OH and Richmond, IN may be required.
Valid driver's license is required.
Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
- You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
- BLS Certification is required. Ambulatory Care certification preferred.
- COPY of Licensure/Certification/Registration required to be submitted.
- You must submit: VA Form 10-2850a, Resume/CV and License
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent practices as a RN within the Primary Care Service Outpatient Clinic utilizing the PACT Healthcare Model (also known as Medical Home). The RN Care Manager uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Core Teamlet (Veteran, Primary Care Provider (PCP), RN Care Manager, LPN, and Administrative Clerk), Tier II disciplines (Pharmacist, Social Worker, Dietician, Behavioral Health) and Expanded Team members (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the Veteran) in developing the Veteran-driven holistic care plan for life. As a member of the Teamlet, the RN Care Manager is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the Veterans needs. He/She participates in triaging telephone calls and/or clinic patients and may assist in clinic procedures. The RN Care Manager sees patients within a RN Clinic and precepts accordingly with the PCP. The RN may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor, team leader, and/or charge nurse and participates in other work groups to enhance the performance of the team/clinic. The RN Care Manager provides Veteran and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the Veterans goals. The RN Care Manager demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for Veterans, team player to colleagues as he/she continues to enhance his/her own and the teams professional growth, development, and practice. The RN Care Manager works in partnership with their assigned PCP in managing their assigned panel of Veterans for effective disease prevention/health promotion and chronic care management. Please see the 'Required Documents' section below to submit a complete application packet (Application VA Form 10-2850a, Resume, License (copy), etc.).
BLS Certification is required.
Valid Driver's license is required.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
(1) Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
(2) Graduation from School of Nursing
(a) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
1. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or
2. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
(b) [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.
(c)] 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.
Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
(4) Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
(5) English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Four Dimensions of Nursing
Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration, Scientific Inquiry
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
Preferred Qualifications: BSN preferred and Certification in Ambulatory care desired
a. Certification in Ambulatory Care is desired.
b. At least two years in a clinic, primary care clinic or doctors office environment preferred. Demonstrated high satisfactory performance in nursing practice; must be self directed and dependable.
c. Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of an interdisciplinary team and interact with patients, family members, professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care.
d. Dependability and excellent oral and written interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in program management and self direction.
e. Demonstrated knowledge of effective customer service techniques in order to work and deal with individuals with varied backgrounds and levels of understanding.
f. Demonstrated ability in recognizing and responding appropriately to emergency situations (CPR and resuscitative methods).
g. Working knowledge of computerized medical records and various computer application programs.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your Application/résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.