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2017-12-022018-01-09

Registered Nurse - Surgical Clinic

Cincinnati, OH

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Nurse Case Manager (CM) is responsible for the assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet the Veteran's comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Uses a veteran-centric, holistic, collaborative partnership approach to facilitate self-determination and self-care through the tenets of advocacy, shared decision making, and education.
  • Practices cultural competence, with awareness and respect for all characteristics of the individual, including sex, age and life stage, state of health, race and culture, socio-economic status, values and previous experience with similar events.
  • Uses evidence-based care and integration of behavioral change science and principles to assist Veterans with navigating the health care system to achieve successful care.
  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment of the client's health and psychosocial needs, including health literacy status and deficits, and develops a case management plan collaboratively with the Veteran and family or caregiver.
  • Planning with the Veteran, family or caregiver, the primary care physician/provider, and other health care providers to maximize health care responses, quality, and cost-effective outcomes.
  • Facilitating communication and coordination between members of the health care team and involving the Veteran in the decision-making process in order to minimize fragmentation in services.
  • Educating the Veteran, family or caregiver, and members of the health care delivery team about treatment options, community resources, psychosocial concerns, etc., so that timely and informed decisions can be made.
  • Empowering the client to problem-solve by exploring options of care, when available, and alternative plans, when necessary, to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Assisting the client in the safe transitioning of care to the next most appropriate level.
  • Complete competency education and maintain the proficiency in all required unit-based procedures, skills and competencies and is self-directed in communicating progress to manager and identifying additional education needs.
  • In collaboration with nurse manager or supervisor, he/she develops and implements a personal education/career development plan, which might include conducting a literature review on an appropriate topic area and sharing information with peers, matriculating towards an advance degree, attending management and leadership conference, identity and utilizing an appropriate mentor.
  • Formally and informally coaches and/or mentors staff by identifying learning needs and sharing information related to new or unfamiliar technology, procedures, medications, trends, practice, etc. and participates in clinical orientation of new personnel.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and participate in staff meetings and unit in-services.
  • Maintain effective communications with intra-department staff and demonstrate professional behavior by role-modeling, respect for others, collegiality, ability to accept constructive criticism and participate on ad hoc, nursing or medical center/heath care system committees or task forces.
  • Utilize effective channels of communication to report information, demonstrate effective team work and customer service skills with professional and supportive personnel providing care.
  • Collaborate with other health professionals as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of patient care by evaluating patient needs and identifying continuum of care strategies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of patient safety requirements by correctly using environmental safety equipment and documenting adverse incidents on progress notes, report of contact and/or incident report as appropriate.
  • Assesses patients at risk for potential injury and implements appropriate plans/policies/protocols designed to prevent injury or reduce risk.
  • Initiates problem identification, defines the scope of problems and issues related to performance improvement, seeks resolution and follows through with implementation and evaluation of the outcomes.

Work Schedule: Tour will primarily be Monday thru Friday 7:30a to 4:00p and some off tours, holidays, and during the week, but must be able to change schedule to accommodate the needs of the service.

Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse Case Manager Surgical Clinic








graph of estimated pay ranges
$52,000

$99,676





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/1/2017



Application Close Date

12/18/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Cincinnati VAMC employee only



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.
      • 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 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.

      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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

      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.

      Education/Experience Requirements:

      Preferred Experience:

      • Operating Room experience is preferred
      • Critical Care experience is strongly 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.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

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

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





  • 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 View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, 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 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: NV-18-LAD-2025768BU




      GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Nurse Case Manager (CM) is responsible for the assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet the Veteran's comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.

      Duties may include but are not limited to:

      • Uses a veteran-centric, holistic, collaborative partnership approach to facilitate self-determination and self-care through the tenets of advocacy, shared decision making, and education.
      • Practices cultural competence, with awareness and respect for all characteristics of the individual, including sex, age and life stage, state of health, race and culture, socio-economic status, values and previous experience with similar events.
      • Uses evidence-based care and integration of behavioral change science and principles to assist Veterans with navigating the health care system to achieve successful care.
      • Conducting a comprehensive assessment of the client's health and psychosocial needs, including health literacy status and deficits, and develops a case management plan collaboratively with the Veteran and family or caregiver.
      • Planning with the Veteran, family or caregiver, the primary care physician/provider, and other health care providers to maximize health care responses, quality, and cost-effective outcomes.
      • Facilitating communication and coordination between members of the health care team and involving the Veteran in the decision-making process in order to minimize fragmentation in services.
      • Educating the Veteran, family or caregiver, and members of the health care delivery team about treatment options, community resources, psychosocial concerns, etc., so that timely and informed decisions can be made.
      • Empowering the client to problem-solve by exploring options of care, when available, and alternative plans, when necessary, to achieve desired outcomes.
      • Assisting the client in the safe transitioning of care to the next most appropriate level.
      • Complete competency education and maintain the proficiency in all required unit-based procedures, skills and competencies and is self-directed in communicating progress to manager and identifying additional education needs.
      • In collaboration with nurse manager or supervisor, he/she develops and implements a personal education/career development plan, which might include conducting a literature review on an appropriate topic area and sharing information with peers, matriculating towards an advance degree, attending management and leadership conference, identity and utilizing an appropriate mentor.
      • Formally and informally coaches and/or mentors staff by identifying learning needs and sharing information related to new or unfamiliar technology, procedures, medications, trends, practice, etc. and participates in clinical orientation of new personnel.
      • Communicate effectively with co-workers and participate in staff meetings and unit in-services.
      • Maintain effective communications with intra-department staff and demonstrate professional behavior by role-modeling, respect for others, collegiality, ability to accept constructive criticism and participate on ad hoc, nursing or medical center/heath care system committees or task forces.
      • Utilize effective channels of communication to report information, demonstrate effective team work and customer service skills with professional and supportive personnel providing care.
      • Collaborate with other health professionals as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of patient care by evaluating patient needs and identifying continuum of care strategies.
      • Demonstrate understanding of patient safety requirements by correctly using environmental safety equipment and documenting adverse incidents on progress notes, report of contact and/or incident report as appropriate.
      • Assesses patients at risk for potential injury and implements appropriate plans/policies/protocols designed to prevent injury or reduce risk.
      • Initiates problem identification, defines the scope of problems and issues related to performance improvement, seeks resolution and follows through with implementation and evaluation of the outcomes.

      Work Schedule: Tour will primarily be Monday thru Friday 7:30a to 4:00p and some off tours, holidays, and during the week, but must be able to change schedule to accommodate the needs of the service.

      Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse Case Manager Surgical Clinic







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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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