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2017-12-022018-01-09

Registered Nurse Community Care Program Manager

Richmond, VA

The VA Community Care (VACC) Program Manager is a registered professional nurse, qualified by education and experience to provide direct staff support to VACC 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 VACC Program Manager is aligned within the Health Administration Service and is responsible for providing the clinical leadership and expertise for the Coordination of the medical center's VACC authorization program. He/she possesses intimate knowledge of VACC federal regulations, VHA guidelines, medical review

criteria, utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements, current

standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Clinical oversight of the VACC approval process is provided by the medical center Chief of Staff and/or designated appointee.

DUTIES: The VACC Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that subordinate

nursing personnel provide timely nursing care which complies with generally accepted

standards of clinical practice. This includes the authority to accept, amend or reject the

work of subordinates. In addition, individuals in the assignment must have continuing

responsibility for all the following functions:

1. Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and

preparing schedules for completion of work;

2. Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the

difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of

subordinates;

3. Evaluating the performance of subordinates;

4. Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of

subordinates;

5. Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and

administrative matters;

Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious

complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors;

7. Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and

8. Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or

making provision for such development and training.

9. The VACC Program Manager shall comply with Equal Employment Opportunity

guidelines:

a. Recruits, develops and retains a diverse high-quality workforce to include

the hiring of qualified minorities, women and disabled candidates.

b. Personally supports the EEO Program and special emphasis events and

encourages employees to attend and participate in EEO/Diversity activities

as well.

c. Demonstrates a good faith effort to informally resolve disputes and/or EEO

complaints at the earliest stage possible encouraging the use of the

mediation process as appropriate.

d. Assures the workplace does not permit discriminatory practices, sexual

harassment, or a hostile environment.

e. Ensures that all employees complete all mandatory EEO training.

10.Adjusts staffing as needed to meet the Non-VA Care demand.

11.Maintains a focus on customer service and quality.

12.Works daily to review processes, backlogs, vacancies, and quality of care for our

veterans within the department.

13.Observes staff's adherence to non-VA Care standards of operation.

14.Monitors employees' interactions with non-VA customers.

15.Monitors employees' productivity and completes just in time feedback to staff

regarding the quality and quantity of work accomplished.

16.Facilitates ongoing communication between non-VA Care staff and leadership to

evaluate data and review workload demands.

17.Fosters team-oriented environment among staff to work collaboratively with

administrative staff and other clinical staff within the Non-VA care department;

building trust relationships.

Work Schedule:All tours. Management reserves the right to determine and/or change tour duty.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

Supervisory Position: YES

Bargaining Unit Position:NO

Recruitment/Relocation incentives: Recruitment/Relocation incentivesare not authorized for this position.

Relocation expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Probationary Period: May be required

This position does not require a financial disclosure.








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Job Details



Application Open Date

11/29/2017



Application Close Date

12/18/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

      • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

        It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

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

        This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:

      U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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: TheAccreditation 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.

      The completion of course work 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. 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.

      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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      Preferred Experience:Three (3) - Five (5) years RN experience preferred.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      BLS/ACLS Requirements: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section



  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaireand submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onMonday, December 18, 2017 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

      To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: VHA-652-18-CIW-20248333-BU




      The VA Community Care (VACC) Program Manager is a registered professional nurse, qualified by education and experience to provide direct staff support to VACC 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 VACC Program Manager is aligned within the Health Administration Service and is responsible for providing the clinical leadership and expertise for the Coordination of the medical center's VACC authorization program. He/she possesses intimate knowledge of VACC federal regulations, VHA guidelines, medical review

      criteria, utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements, current

      standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Clinical oversight of the VACC approval process is provided by the medical center Chief of Staff and/or designated appointee.

      DUTIES: The VACC Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that subordinate

      nursing personnel provide timely nursing care which complies with generally accepted

      standards of clinical practice. This includes the authority to accept, amend or reject the

      work of subordinates. In addition, individuals in the assignment must have continuing

      responsibility for all the following functions:

      1. Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and

      preparing schedules for completion of work;

      2. Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the

      difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of

      subordinates;

      3. Evaluating the performance of subordinates;

      4. Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of

      subordinates;

      5. Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and

      administrative matters;

      Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious

      complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors;

      7. Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and

      8. Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or

      making provision for such development and training.

      9. The VACC Program Manager shall comply with Equal Employment Opportunity

      guidelines:

      a. Recruits, develops and retains a diverse high-quality workforce to include

      the hiring of qualified minorities, women and disabled candidates.

      b. Personally supports the EEO Program and special emphasis events and

      encourages employees to attend and participate in EEO/Diversity activities

      as well.

      c. Demonstrates a good faith effort to informally resolve disputes and/or EEO

      complaints at the earliest stage possible encouraging the use of the

      mediation process as appropriate.

      d. Assures the workplace does not permit discriminatory practices, sexual

      harassment, or a hostile environment.

      e. Ensures that all employees complete all mandatory EEO training.

      10.Adjusts staffing as needed to meet the Non-VA Care demand.

      11.Maintains a focus on customer service and quality.

      12.Works daily to review processes, backlogs, vacancies, and quality of care for our

      veterans within the department.

      13.Observes staff's adherence to non-VA Care standards of operation.

      14.Monitors employees' interactions with non-VA customers.

      15.Monitors employees' productivity and completes just in time feedback to staff

      regarding the quality and quantity of work accomplished.

      16.Facilitates ongoing communication between non-VA Care staff and leadership to

      evaluate data and review workload demands.

      17.Fosters team-oriented environment among staff to work collaboratively with

      administrative staff and other clinical staff within the Non-VA care department;

      building trust relationships.

      Work Schedule:All tours. Management reserves the right to determine and/or change tour duty.

      Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

      Supervisory Position: YES

      Bargaining Unit Position:NO

      Recruitment/Relocation incentives: Recruitment/Relocation incentivesare not authorized for this position.

      Relocation expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

      Probationary Period: May be required

      This position does not require a financial disclosure.







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Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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