30 days old
2018-01-252018-03-11

Registered Nurse-Diabetic Care Manager

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Summary

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


Duties

Duties:
Provides care to the Veterans with Diabetes seeking care in the Specialty Care Clinic setting. The Diabetes RN Care Manager is responsible for the administration and development of core diabetes, nutrition, and isometrics related to education and training programs for staff, veterans, and families.
The employment of a variety of methodologies to assess, diagnoses, plan,implement, and evaluate needs that addresses system wide goals. This individual will use the group process to analyze, resolve problems, and improve outcomes in diabetic and pre-diabetic populations. Serves as a consultant/resource to others regarding patient care and outcomes and collaborates with other members of the care team and the community as a content expert. Educates clinical staff, peers, trainees and residents in regards to diabetic care/management, nutrition, and physical science principles. Education may include protocol initiation/modification, diabetes outcome awareness/evaluation and program outcome awareness/evaluation. Possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process with a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting to facilitate the effective care of patients with diabetes and pre- diabetic populations. Works with all disciplines; Nutritionist, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinologist, Clinic Nurses and Clerks, and to facilitate accreditation and regulatory standards related to diabetic care and veteran wellness. Responsible for the development of programmatic strategies, interventions and evaluating procedures and processes to induce effectiveness, innovation and efficiency of their program.
a. Describing the diabetes disease process and treatment options
b. Incorporating nutritional management into lifestyle
c. Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle
d. Using medication(s) safely and for maximum therapeutic effectiveness
e. Monitoring blood glucose and other parameters and interpreting and using the results for self management decision making
f. Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Pump overview and data collection
g. Preventing, detecting, and treating acute complications
h. Preventing, detecting, and treating chronic complications
i. Developing personal strategies to address psychosocial issues and concerns
j. Developing personal strategies to promote health and behavior change.
The RN will collaborate and communicate program needs, action plans, and performance measures throughout the organization and with diverse teams. Assist with collecting and analyzing data related to this patient population, report findings and make recommendations for improvement. The RN is a self-directed professional who assesses plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates client (i.e., patient,family and other disciplines) care activities, while ensuring and facilitating the achievement of quality in a cost effective manner. Identifies the Veterans with diabetes who do not meet diabetes A1C guidelines (>8.0% or have not had an A1C in 365 days or greater). The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes that are meeting treatment goals and have stable blood glucose levels have the A1C test twice a year. Follow up and close gaps in care, using the telephone to call patients with A1C's 8.0% and intervene by telephone to engage in care. Evaluate the need for Home Telehealth (HT) monitoring, refer to HT, involve HT nurse in home monitoring and communication with the PACT team. Evaluate the need for medication adjustment and refer to the PCP, Endocrinologist, or Diabetes Nurse Practitioner. Works with the Endocrinologist's concerning diabetes education, patient groups, etc. Assumes the leadership role in facilitating the care of assigned High risk Diabetic patient caseload. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to facilitate the continuum of care and education of patients with diabetes. Assesses the diabetic patient and pertinent family members' knowledge of diabetes and develops and implements a patient-centered care plan. Monitors and evaluates resource utilization, patient outcomes, patients' skills in self-care, and ability/readiness to learn. Communicates with providers regarding patient needs and ongoing status of the plan of care. Provides clinical resource and consultation to staff and demonstrates advanced clinical competence in diabetic care. Maintain professional knowledge and skills based on best practice and evidence-based information, such as professional journals, workshops and seminars.
Work Schedule: Day Shift 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure: Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$49,265

$92,046





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/25/2018



Application Close Date

2/14/2018




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.

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

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

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

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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: The Accreditation 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
      • 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.
      Preferred Experience: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Certification in Diabetes Education; Knowledge of Insulin Pumps.

      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.
      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.




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  • 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 full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/14/2018 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 USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS 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: DE-10123753-18-BN




      Duties:
      Provides care to the Veterans with Diabetes seeking care in the Specialty Care Clinic setting. The Diabetes RN Care Manager is responsible for the administration and development of core diabetes, nutrition, and isometrics related to education and training programs for staff, veterans, and families.
      The employment of a variety of methodologies to assess, diagnoses, plan,implement, and evaluate needs that addresses system wide goals. This individual will use the group process to analyze, resolve problems, and improve outcomes in diabetic and pre-diabetic populations. Serves as a consultant/resource to others regarding patient care and outcomes and collaborates with other members of the care team and the community as a content expert. Educates clinical staff, peers, trainees and residents in regards to diabetic care/management, nutrition, and physical science principles. Education may include protocol initiation/modification, diabetes outcome awareness/evaluation and program outcome awareness/evaluation. Possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process with a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting to facilitate the effective care of patients with diabetes and pre- diabetic populations. Works with all disciplines; Nutritionist, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinologist, Clinic Nurses and Clerks, and to facilitate accreditation and regulatory standards related to diabetic care and veteran wellness. Responsible for the development of programmatic strategies, interventions and evaluating procedures and processes to induce effectiveness, innovation and efficiency of their program.
      a. Describing the diabetes disease process and treatment options
      b. Incorporating nutritional management into lifestyle
      c. Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle
      d. Using medication(s) safely and for maximum therapeutic effectiveness
      e. Monitoring blood glucose and other parameters and interpreting and using the results for self management decision making
      f. Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Pump overview and data collection
      g. Preventing, detecting, and treating acute complications
      h. Preventing, detecting, and treating chronic complications
      i. Developing personal strategies to address psychosocial issues and concerns
      j. Developing personal strategies to promote health and behavior change.
      The RN will collaborate and communicate program needs, action plans, and performance measures throughout the organization and with diverse teams. Assist with collecting and analyzing data related to this patient population, report findings and make recommendations for improvement. The RN is a self-directed professional who assesses plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates client (i.e., patient,family and other disciplines) care activities, while ensuring and facilitating the achievement of quality in a cost effective manner. Identifies the Veterans with diabetes who do not meet diabetes A1C guidelines (>8.0% or have not had an A1C in 365 days or greater). The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes that are meeting treatment goals and have stable blood glucose levels have the A1C test twice a year. Follow up and close gaps in care, using the telephone to call patients with A1C's 8.0% and intervene by telephone to engage in care. Evaluate the need for Home Telehealth (HT) monitoring, refer to HT, involve HT nurse in home monitoring and communication with the PACT team. Evaluate the need for medication adjustment and refer to the PCP, Endocrinologist, or Diabetes Nurse Practitioner. Works with the Endocrinologist's concerning diabetes education, patient groups, etc. Assumes the leadership role in facilitating the care of assigned High risk Diabetic patient caseload. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to facilitate the continuum of care and education of patients with diabetes. Assesses the diabetic patient and pertinent family members' knowledge of diabetes and develops and implements a patient-centered care plan. Monitors and evaluates resource utilization, patient outcomes, patients' skills in self-care, and ability/readiness to learn. Communicates with providers regarding patient needs and ongoing status of the plan of care. Provides clinical resource and consultation to staff and demonstrates advanced clinical competence in diabetic care. Maintain professional knowledge and skills based on best practice and evidence-based information, such as professional journals, workshops and seminars.
      Work Schedule: Day Shift 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Financial Disclosure: Not Required





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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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