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2017-11-282018-01-02

Registered Nurse (Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Inpatient Case Manager)

Minneapolis, MN

Case Manager for SCI/D

Staff Nurse

3Years RN Experience Required

The NCM is a professional registered nurse with a variety of experiences in acute, ambulatory care, or rehabilitation nursing. The NCM provides evidence-based care and functions as a coordinator of patient care for inpatients in the SCI/D Center, and coordinates hand off to the Outpatient NCM and/or Home Health Care Coordinator. The NCM collaborates with the patient/family and the interdisciplinary health care team with the goal to reduce admissions, inpatient days, decrease length of stay, and reduce number of urgent care visits. The NCM assesses, plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the holistic care of patients enrolled in the SCI/D Registry. The NCM will coordinate the complex care of the physical and psychosocial needs of these patients. The NCM uses advanced clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills to assist patients/families to use services appropriately, to enhance the continuity of care and to achieve desired patient outcomes. The NCM incorporates the developmental stage, gender, cultural and learning needs of patients, adheres to ethical principles and nursing standards in delivering care. The NCM demonstrates use of effective written/verbal communication skills, patient education skills with individuals and groups; and demonstrates mandatory organizational and clinical competencies of the position.

Clinical Functions:

1. Facilitate the coordination of care for the veteran population assigned to staff SCI/D physicians and/or other providers as appropriate. The NCM will manage acute rehabilitation patients, as well as complicated sustaining care patients. This includes relaying information between the patient and team members.

2. Coordinate care among services and across the continuum for veterans with complex, physical and psychosocial needs assigned to staff SCI/D providers. This includes coordinating patients' discharge needs in a variety of areas; bowel, bladder, and respiratory needs. When cross coverage is needed, NCM will coordinate outpatient services including annual evaluations, clinic appointments, SCI/D lodging, medical home care needs, and SCI/D Telemedicine.

3. Provide professional nursing assessment and intervention to patients with episodic or chronic care needs. When cross coverage is needed, ensures completion of clinical reminders, and informs the providers of health care issues that require intervention.

4. Provide and coordinate patient education activities to enhance patient movement toward self-management.

5. Educate patient and family regarding current risk factors and the benefits of lifestyle changes for optimal bio-psycho-social functioning.

6. Facilitate use of preventative, wellness and health promotion activities to enhance overall health status.

7. Mobilize patient and family to employ healthy coping strategies, engage in shared decision-making and utilize VA/community resources.

8. Perform comprehensive bio-psycho-social nursing assessments with a focus on patient functionality within the context of social conditions.

9. In collaboration with the patient/family and interdisciplinary team develop and implement individualized care plans that incorporate internal and external resources to meet patient needs.

10. Identify gaps in patient services; develop and utilize alternative resources. Educates and certifies caregivers in bowel and bladder programs.

11. Evaluate response to individualized care plan and in collaboration with the veteran, family and interdisciplinary team adjust plan as needed to achieve desired outcomes.

12. Exercise professional nursing judgment and advanced communication skills to network with a variety of professionals, agencies, and systems.

13. Function as a cohesive member of the interdisciplinary team facilitating patient care and treatment through face/face, telephone, and electronic encounters.

14. Demonstrate mandatory and clinical competencies of the position.

15. Coordinates home care options for the veteran, as the discharge date approaches.

Administrative Functions:

1. Participates in the development, coordination and implementation of patient education programs.

2. Serve as a liaison among nursing staff, all providers and interdisciplinary team members to improve the clinical experience for the patient, staff and provider.

3. Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement process changes.

4. Participate in continuous quality improvement measures, implement and evaluate changes.

5. Communicate and negotiate with SCI/D Leadership regarding system problems and recommended solutions.

6. Develop appropriate policies and procedures for implementation of evidence-based care and best nursing practices.

7. Participates in the Admission Huddle process.

8. Evaluate compliance with Joint Commission and CARF standards.








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$68,010

$112,938





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/22/2017



Application Close Date

12/5/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

This position is only available for current employees for the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.



Status

Full Time




























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

    • 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.




  • 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: 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.
        • 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.
        • English proficiency, verbal and written.

      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: Some positions require specific nursing experience and this is detailed in the duty section of the announcement.

      Experience refers to paidnursing experience. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, includingLPN experience.






  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave (AL) shall accrue for full-timeRN, CRNA & APRNat the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. AL can be used as it is accrued depending on sufficient staffing and seniority.

      Sick Leave (SL) shall accrue for full-time RN, CRNA, & APRN at the rate of4 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      Guaranteed shifts

      Free parking, free city transportation, on-site daycare.

      Retirement programs including Pension Plan, Retired Employees Health Care Plan, Thrift Savings Plan.





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

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
      The complete application package must be submitted by 10:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 05, 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 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 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: VU-18-PSS-2024815-BU




      Case Manager for SCI/D

      Staff Nurse

      3Years RN Experience Required

      The NCM is a professional registered nurse with a variety of experiences in acute, ambulatory care, or rehabilitation nursing. The NCM provides evidence-based care and functions as a coordinator of patient care for inpatients in the SCI/D Center, and coordinates hand off to the Outpatient NCM and/or Home Health Care Coordinator. The NCM collaborates with the patient/family and the interdisciplinary health care team with the goal to reduce admissions, inpatient days, decrease length of stay, and reduce number of urgent care visits. The NCM assesses, plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the holistic care of patients enrolled in the SCI/D Registry. The NCM will coordinate the complex care of the physical and psychosocial needs of these patients. The NCM uses advanced clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills to assist patients/families to use services appropriately, to enhance the continuity of care and to achieve desired patient outcomes. The NCM incorporates the developmental stage, gender, cultural and learning needs of patients, adheres to ethical principles and nursing standards in delivering care. The NCM demonstrates use of effective written/verbal communication skills, patient education skills with individuals and groups; and demonstrates mandatory organizational and clinical competencies of the position.

      Clinical Functions:

      1. Facilitate the coordination of care for the veteran population assigned to staff SCI/D physicians and/or other providers as appropriate. The NCM will manage acute rehabilitation patients, as well as complicated sustaining care patients. This includes relaying information between the patient and team members.

      2. Coordinate care among services and across the continuum for veterans with complex, physical and psychosocial needs assigned to staff SCI/D providers. This includes coordinating patients' discharge needs in a variety of areas; bowel, bladder, and respiratory needs. When cross coverage is needed, NCM will coordinate outpatient services including annual evaluations, clinic appointments, SCI/D lodging, medical home care needs, and SCI/D Telemedicine.

      3. Provide professional nursing assessment and intervention to patients with episodic or chronic care needs. When cross coverage is needed, ensures completion of clinical reminders, and informs the providers of health care issues that require intervention.

      4. Provide and coordinate patient education activities to enhance patient movement toward self-management.

      5. Educate patient and family regarding current risk factors and the benefits of lifestyle changes for optimal bio-psycho-social functioning.

      6. Facilitate use of preventative, wellness and health promotion activities to enhance overall health status.

      7. Mobilize patient and family to employ healthy coping strategies, engage in shared decision-making and utilize VA/community resources.

      8. Perform comprehensive bio-psycho-social nursing assessments with a focus on patient functionality within the context of social conditions.

      9. In collaboration with the patient/family and interdisciplinary team develop and implement individualized care plans that incorporate internal and external resources to meet patient needs.

      10. Identify gaps in patient services; develop and utilize alternative resources. Educates and certifies caregivers in bowel and bladder programs.

      11. Evaluate response to individualized care plan and in collaboration with the veteran, family and interdisciplinary team adjust plan as needed to achieve desired outcomes.

      12. Exercise professional nursing judgment and advanced communication skills to network with a variety of professionals, agencies, and systems.

      13. Function as a cohesive member of the interdisciplinary team facilitating patient care and treatment through face/face, telephone, and electronic encounters.

      14. Demonstrate mandatory and clinical competencies of the position.

      15. Coordinates home care options for the veteran, as the discharge date approaches.

      Administrative Functions:

      1. Participates in the development, coordination and implementation of patient education programs.

      2. Serve as a liaison among nursing staff, all providers and interdisciplinary team members to improve the clinical experience for the patient, staff and provider.

      3. Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement process changes.

      4. Participate in continuous quality improvement measures, implement and evaluate changes.

      5. Communicate and negotiate with SCI/D Leadership regarding system problems and recommended solutions.

      6. Develop appropriate policies and procedures for implementation of evidence-based care and best nursing practices.

      7. Participates in the Admission Huddle process.

      8. Evaluate compliance with Joint Commission and CARF standards.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Management
  • Home health
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Respiratory care

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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