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2017-12-072018-01-10

RN - PACT RN - Savannah, GA Outpatient Clinic

Savannah, GA

ThePatientAligned Care Team (PACT) RN is a highly skilled professional who is able to work independently to optimize patient care, patient safety and operational efficiency for patients. The focus of the individual's performance encompasses a combination of clinical, administrative, education and research. The PACT nurse must demonstrate performance that is broad enough to impact more than one individual and patient care area. S/he performs at a level that affects several clinics, service line(s) or may impact the entire medical center, outlying clinics, supportive areas and the community.

FUNCTIONS: The PACT RN uses the nursing process an evidence-based practice to collaborate with theTeamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, Clinical Associate, and Clerical Associate) and expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-bases services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven care plan for life. The PACT RN is a member of the Teamlet team. H/She is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The PACT RN provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on he patient's personalized health plan/goals.

Through his/her well-developed clinical experience is able to anticipate and implement preventive patient care measures. The PACT is responsible for direct patient care on the PACT team and facilitating he appropriate plan of care. The PACT RN is expected to manage patient care in an astute manner, which promotes positive patient outcomes including the areas of triage, telephone triage, and scheduled and unscheduled patients. He/She possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age specific needs, providing care as considered necessary.

In addition, this RN possesses the knowledge and skills to:

Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal and external customers

Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information;

Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment

Maintains BLS certification and all mandatory reviews

Administer, monitor, document and evaluate therapeutic interventions and regimens required of patient presenting for treatment

Initiates AED (CBOCs)

Provides emergency airway management

Demonstrates the ability to perform diagnostic testing such as EKGs, breathalyzer, nebuilzer, Holter monitor (CBOCs), etc.

Perform Venipuncture and IV infusion

Demonstrates ability to utilize various software program including but not limited to corporate databases, VSSC, RAMP, etc.

Function as a charge nurse and assures completion of all clinical and administrative responsibilities timely.

Assesses patients appropriately in all phases of patient care to include but not limited to unscheduled patients, nurse clinic, telephone triage to ensure safe and effective care/treatment

Demonstrates he ability to document appropriately and timely

Interprets laboratory values and analyzes finding of diagnostic tests and responds appropriately in the best interest of the patient.

Ability to work competently in Phlebotomy Lab

Work Schedule:Monday thru Friday, 7:30am- 4:00pm. Weekend, Evenings and overtime may be required.
Functional Statement Title/#:PACT RN (Primary Care)








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$49,990

$105,129





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/7/2017



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

    • 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.

      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:

      BSN

      Two years experience of Emergency Room, Urgent Care or Primary Care.

      Highly skilled professional who collaborates with the Primary Care team to coordinate needed services for patients, with emphasis on preventive health care.

      Proficient in venipuncture is recommended.

      Must posses adaptability and flexibility to meet patient care needs.

      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.

      NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.






  • 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 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: NZ-18-BLW-2026399-BU




      ThePatientAligned Care Team (PACT) RN is a highly skilled professional who is able to work independently to optimize patient care, patient safety and operational efficiency for patients. The focus of the individual's performance encompasses a combination of clinical, administrative, education and research. The PACT nurse must demonstrate performance that is broad enough to impact more than one individual and patient care area. S/he performs at a level that affects several clinics, service line(s) or may impact the entire medical center, outlying clinics, supportive areas and the community.

      FUNCTIONS: The PACT RN uses the nursing process an evidence-based practice to collaborate with theTeamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, Clinical Associate, and Clerical Associate) and expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-bases services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven care plan for life. The PACT RN is a member of the Teamlet team. H/She is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The PACT RN provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on he patient's personalized health plan/goals.

      Through his/her well-developed clinical experience is able to anticipate and implement preventive patient care measures. The PACT is responsible for direct patient care on the PACT team and facilitating he appropriate plan of care. The PACT RN is expected to manage patient care in an astute manner, which promotes positive patient outcomes including the areas of triage, telephone triage, and scheduled and unscheduled patients. He/She possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age specific needs, providing care as considered necessary.

      In addition, this RN possesses the knowledge and skills to:

      Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal and external customers

      Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information;

      Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment

      Maintains BLS certification and all mandatory reviews

      Administer, monitor, document and evaluate therapeutic interventions and regimens required of patient presenting for treatment

      Initiates AED (CBOCs)

      Provides emergency airway management

      Demonstrates the ability to perform diagnostic testing such as EKGs, breathalyzer, nebuilzer, Holter monitor (CBOCs), etc.

      Perform Venipuncture and IV infusion

      Demonstrates ability to utilize various software program including but not limited to corporate databases, VSSC, RAMP, etc.

      Function as a charge nurse and assures completion of all clinical and administrative responsibilities timely.

      Assesses patients appropriately in all phases of patient care to include but not limited to unscheduled patients, nurse clinic, telephone triage to ensure safe and effective care/treatment

      Demonstrates he ability to document appropriately and timely

      Interprets laboratory values and analyzes finding of diagnostic tests and responds appropriately in the best interest of the patient.

      Ability to work competently in Phlebotomy Lab

      Work Schedule:Monday thru Friday, 7:30am- 4:00pm. Weekend, Evenings and overtime may be required.
      Functional Statement Title/#:PACT RN (Primary Care)







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • CRNA
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  • Nursing - Management
  • Therapy - Others
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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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