26 days old
2018-01-232018-03-04

RN Care Mgr Med/Surg Specialty Clinics

Oakland, CA

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?
VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.
The Oakland Outpatient Clinic, located in downtown Oakland, offers a wide array of medical, surgical, and ancillary health care services, including laboratory, radiology and pharmacy. Medicine services are available in cardiology, dietary, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, neurology, pulmonary, rehabilitative medicine, social work services, women's health, and urgent care. Surgical subspecialties are available in ENT, gynecology, optometry and ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, podiatry, and general surgery and urology. The RN Care Manager is directly responsible and accountable to the manager overseeing the clinic activities. This position has a full range of duties, utilizing the nursing process to provide direct patient care in the medical specialty clinics. Has oversight for minor surgical procedures and care management of medical and surgical patient population. Collaborates with physicians, and implements plan of care with a focus on performance measures and meeting goals. Provides direct patient care and physician support, and serves to assure continuity of care. Supervises ancillary staff, manages, coordinates and scrubs minor surgical procedures, processes positive pathology reports. Manages Secure Messaging. Works closely with the other specialty clinics to facilitate the accomplishment of procedures through timely coordination and verification of pre-procedure diagnostics. Collaborates with physicians, implements plan of care with a focus on performance measures and meeting goals. Provides direct patient care and physician support, and serves to assure continuity of care.



Duties

Major duties include, but may not be limited to:
Advanced clinical knowledge, leadership and mastery of nursing practice:
Ability to deliver efficient, comprehensive and continuous patient-driven holistic care
Ability to actively collaborate & communicate within and across systems to coordinate resources within and external to the VA/DoD to provide optimal patient care
Responsibility to access and utilize multidisciplinary resources, programs and service, within and external to VA to facilitate transitions of care
Triages and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems, and develops care goals for resolving patient care problems.
Participates in interdisciplinary meetings with patients, families, and team interactions to facilitate collaboration.
Initiates and maintains active involvement in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes.
The incumbent is expected to take professional responsibility for attending in-service and continuing education activities and maintaining licensure.
The incumbent is expected to attend mandated annual review programs; is responsible for maintaining excellent avenues of communication with Veterans, families or significant others, Inpatient Services and other Care Managers and/or Clinical Nurse Leaders at geographically separate sites, collaborating with the Nurse Manager in meeting staff and patient educational needs,providing continuity of care throughout the spectrum of services.
The incumbent is subject to the provisions set by the Nurse Professional Standards Board in areas of probationary period, promotion and other actions requiring Board approval.
The incumbent will focus on identifying high risk populations, assess and assist in arranging patient needs, assist inpatient nurses across NCHCS in discharge planning, smooth transitions between levels of care, know roles of team members and delegate the daily work appropriately, and will proactively follow and promote access with non-face-to-face visits when appropriate.

Work Schedule:
HOURS worked: 0800-1630
DAYS: Intermittent Monday - Friday


Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$96,935

$164,195





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/20/2018



Application Close Date

2/8/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



Status

Intermittent




























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

    • NOTE: THIS IS AN INTERMITTENT POSITION NOT TO EXCEED 1 YEAR

      BENEFITS MAY NOT BE THE SAME AS FOR A FULL-TIME POSITION. PLEASE SPEAK WITH HR FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO INTERMITTENT STAFF.

      Salary will be pro-rated based on actual hours worked.

      This position maybe converted to a permanent position without further competition.


      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:
      • Current proficiency in Basic Life Support BLS through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)
      • Has at least two years of recent nursing experience in an ambulatory care setting within the last two years
      • BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
      • Care management certification in nursing
      • Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.

      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.




  • 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 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 02/08/2018 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: CBEC-10121648-18-SG




      Major duties include, but may not be limited to:
      Advanced clinical knowledge, leadership and mastery of nursing practice:
      Ability to deliver efficient, comprehensive and continuous patient-driven holistic care
      Ability to actively collaborate & communicate within and across systems to coordinate resources within and external to the VA/DoD to provide optimal patient care
      Responsibility to access and utilize multidisciplinary resources, programs and service, within and external to VA to facilitate transitions of care
      Triages and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems, and develops care goals for resolving patient care problems.
      Participates in interdisciplinary meetings with patients, families, and team interactions to facilitate collaboration.
      Initiates and maintains active involvement in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes.
      The incumbent is expected to take professional responsibility for attending in-service and continuing education activities and maintaining licensure.
      The incumbent is expected to attend mandated annual review programs; is responsible for maintaining excellent avenues of communication with Veterans, families or significant others, Inpatient Services and other Care Managers and/or Clinical Nurse Leaders at geographically separate sites, collaborating with the Nurse Manager in meeting staff and patient educational needs,providing continuity of care throughout the spectrum of services.
      The incumbent is subject to the provisions set by the Nurse Professional Standards Board in areas of probationary period, promotion and other actions requiring Board approval.
      The incumbent will focus on identifying high risk populations, assess and assist in arranging patient needs, assist inpatient nurses across NCHCS in discharge planning, smooth transitions between levels of care, know roles of team members and delegate the daily work appropriately, and will proactively follow and promote access with non-face-to-face visits when appropriate.

      Work Schedule:
      HOURS worked: 0800-1630
      DAYS: Intermittent Monday - Friday


      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing - Management
  • Radiology
  • Therapy - Others
  • Pharmaceutical

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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