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Job Title:Telehealth Care Coordinator-RN

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:PHL-13-MMa-855815

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$59,537.00 to $113,956.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 08, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Philadelphia Metro Area, PA United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Registered Nurse 855815

 

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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

 

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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The Telehealth Care Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of case management along the continuum of care. This responsibility includes coordination, evaluation, and management of patients determined to have high risk or complex needs. The Care Coordinator conducts interviews with patients, families, providers, and support systems to determine needs, and develop treatment plans in conjunction with the provider and identifies resources necessary to accomplish the treatment goals. He/She provides ongoing assessments and evaluates needs and interventions based on the current status, adjusting the care plan as required , assuring compliance and understanding the long-term plan. He/She functions as a resource/education person. The Telehealth Care Coordinator screens patients for appropriateness, and level of care. Care is coordinated through the utilization of telehealth technologies. The Care Coordinator incorporates findings within the existing multidisciplinary treatment plan and shares this information with the appropriate members of the health care team to ensure specific patient outcomes. The Telehealth Care Coordinator collects and monitors clinical outcome data, leads team conferences and performs ongoing evaluation of the case coordination program. The Telehealth Care Coordinator promotes optimal efficiency of operational systems through strategic quality leadership.  

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Citizen of the United States.  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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  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.  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.    Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.   Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.     Education/Experience Requirements: 

·         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. 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must possess mental and emotional stability.  Functional requirements include the following abilities:  Heavy lifting of 45 pounds and over, light carrying under 15 pound,   use of fingers/ both hands are required, walking for four (4) hours, standing for  four (4) hours, both legs are required,  ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, ability to distinguish shades of color, hear the whispered voice (aid permitted).  Environmental Factors required: Working with hands in water, working closely with others and protracted or irregular hours of work.


 

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

*** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***

Veteran's 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.

 

Veterans' Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation .

 

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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 consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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**PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION BEFORE PROCEEDING. **

 

Current Philadelphia VA Medical Center employees:  To apply you must complete the Assessment Questionnaire and submit a current resume, (this is all that is required), before the closing date of this announcement.  You may also submit any other documentation of education/awards/training/etc. that would enhance your qualifications for this position.

 

External Applicants to Philadelphia VA Medical Center:  Follow the Apply Online instructions below and refer to the Required Documents section of this announcement for all documentation needed for a complete application package. See instructions below to apply online. 

 

To apply on-line:

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you. In order to apply for this position, please upload or fax the following documents to complete your application. These documents are required. The documents can be uploaded in Application Manager and submitted under "Miscellaneous Documents" or faxed to the fax number listed below with cover sheet.

 

If you cannot apply online and want to fax your complete application and answers:

 

1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

 

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

 

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

4.  Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

 

1.  Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID TAG: 855815.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

 

2.  Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

 

The complete application package must be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 

1.  CV or Resume.

2.  VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf  

3. Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

4If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).  Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

5.  If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 29, 2013.

 

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Marguerite Markley
Phone: (215)823-5800
Email: MARGUERITE.MARKLEY@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Philadelphia VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19104-

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

PHL-13-MMa-855815

Control Number:

339401000