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    The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVACS) is currently recruiting for one (1) Registered Nurse to work as a Thoracic Float Case Manager in Iowa City, Iowa. ICVAHCS is in Veterans Integrated Service Network. The Registered Nurse- Thoracic Float Case Manager falls under the clinical pathway, as a direct care nurse and reports to the Clinical Manager of the Surgical Specialty Service Line.

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    The Registered Nurse- Thoracic Float Case Manager is a consultant in specialty clinical practice. He/She has clinical knowledge in the care facilitation of the Thoracic and specialty patient. The Registered Nurse- Thoracic Float Care Manager will be called up to to cover for anticipated and unanticipated absences of other Case Manages as part of their normal position duties as Float Case Manager. This includes coverage of pagers, phones and clinic duties, at times covering for more than on specialty at a time depending on clinic schedules and clinic volume for each specialty requiring coverage.

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Identifying patient care needs in accordance with the established standards, policies and procedures consistent with nursing practice.
    • Demonstrating the responsibility with the management of clinic functions, as well as the management of nursing care.
    • Advanced Case Management knowledge including practicing evidence based nursing care, education and consultation to Thoracic and Specialty patients.
    • Independently pland and delivers technically competent care to patients with complex needs.
    • Processing referrals for specialty patient care management, including screening for referral to the correct specialty service as needed and discussing with specialty providers for acuity.
    • Assessing the patient for actual or potential nursing issues and complications, working with the patient or family/caregiver to ensure understanding of the specialty care plan.
    • Coordination of nursing care across the continuum, ensuring seamless transitions in care from outpatient through post-surgical discharge.
    • Follows up on referrals, labs and other tests to ensure continuity of care.
    • Works with the Operating Room to ensure that surgical cases are scheduled appropriately.

    Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00AM- 4:30PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564769900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.