Job Title: Registered Nurse (Business Office - Fee Clinical Coordinator)Job Announcement Number: VU-14-PSS-991553
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Minneapolis, MN View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Full-time Fee Clinical Coordinator for Business Office
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.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.The incumbent for this position
is not eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.
Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the
Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional
information. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
DUTIES:Back to top
DESCRIPTION: The Fee Clinical Coordinator is a registered
professional nurse, qualified by education and experience to provide direct
staff support to Fee program in planning, designing, integrating, implementing,
modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of program components and/ or
services to improve the quality of patient care and the appropriateness and
timeliness of services provided. The Fee Clinical Manager is aligned
within the Business Office/Benefits Section/Non-VA Care Unit and is responsible
for providing the clinical leadership and expertise for the coordination of the
medical centers non-VA care authorization program. He/she possesses intimate
knowledge of Fee federal regulations, VHA guidelines, medical review criteria,
utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements, current
standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Clinical
oversight of the non-VA care approval process is provided by the medical center
Chief of Staff and/or designated appointee.
The incumbent supports the medical centers mission by possessing and
exemplifying the Eight Core Competencies
of the High Performance Model.
SCOPE: Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate
leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client
care within VHA non-VA care program. Fee Clinical
Manager functional role includes organizing and coordinating the clinical
components for the authorization of non-VA services in response to individual
healthcare needs along the illness and care continuum and in multiple settings.
The goals are to center services around the patient, to foster patient
self-managed care, and maximize efficient and cost-effective use of health care
resources. The Fee Clinical Manager utilizes all avenues of resources available
to provide safe and efficient timely coordination of quality health care and
DESIRED SKILLS: Strong knowledge base in financial and clinical
aspects of care, working knowledge of health care resource utilization and/or
care management, and effective skills in managing, teaching, negotiating, and
collaborating with multidisciplinary groups, such as local community and VA
resources with a client/family focus.
2. At least 3-5 years of
increasingly complex nursing practice;
3. Evidence of self-direction
and interest and or application of Care Management and Utilization Review
activities and programs; (prefer
certification in Case Management and/or Utilization Management)
4. Be broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities;
5. Proficient in the English Language;
6. Have a basic understanding of many of the following:
organization and administration of multifaceted health care
Specialty and subspecialty care;
f. Utilization Review and/or Management
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
- 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). 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. 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)
- 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.
- 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.
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:
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
- Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
- Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
- Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
- Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only 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.
Physical Requirements: In accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). Requirements include:
Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Both Hands Required; Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Both Legs Are Required; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment).
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
- Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
- Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
- Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one or two year probationary period.
- 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
- 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.