1+ months
2018-01-082018-03-18

Staff Nurse/Clinical Transfer Coordinator

Oklahoma City, OK

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 for Veterans?
Join the VA professionals in Oklahoma City -- a dynamic place to live that exhibits pioneer spirit, combined with old-fashioned hospitality. Come experience big-city amenities with small-city charm. Visitors and residents are delighted with the abundant historical, cultural, recreational, shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues offered in this enticing city. Sports fans revel in the exploits of the Thunder NBA basketball team and many national sporting events. In addition to the excellent grade schools in the area, there are numerous technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities from which to choose. Because of the low unemployment rate and modest cost of living, Oklahoma City area residents enjoy a very agreeable quality of life.

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.


Duties

Recruitment is open for one full-time registered nurse to work as the Clinical Transfer Coordinator in the Utilization Management Department of Nursing Service. The individual selected for this position will be under the supervision of the Chief Nurse/Intensive Services.

Position Requirements: Must meet regulatory qualification standards as identified in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3; be a citizen; have full, active, unrestricted licensure as a professional nurse in any state. Must be able to physically and mentally perform the functions of the position. Regular tour of duty is 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with rotating weekends as necessary to meet patient care needs.

Additional requirements include:

1. Diploma or ADN required; BSN preferred.
2. Minimum of three years of successful nursing practice in acute care; previous UM experience preferred.
3. Basic computer skills required (experience with mouse and keyboard); advanced skills preferred (Microsoft word, excel, etc).
4. Strong clinical knowledge base with basic administrative knowledge.
5. Evidence of strong commitment to principles of quality improvement.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to accomplish the medical center's mission, vision, and goals.
7. Demonstrated effective utilization of the nursing process.
8. Evidence of strong positive interpersonal/customer service relations and verbal/written communication skills.
9. Evidence of sound decision-making and critical thinking skills.
10. Knowledge of resource management.
11. Ability to organize and complete projects in a timely manner.

Major duties include, but not limited to:

1. Facilitates appropriate patient transfers from other VA or community facilities; including maintaining databases, waiting lists and ensuring completion of facility transfer forms. Serves as a resource to non-VA facilities regarding patient care issues. Ensures patients are appropriate for inpatient care based on InterQual review.
2. Appropriately completes required reports and data requests, to include utilizing CPRS, Excel and NUMI.
3. Completes reviews for admissions, continued stays and observations through the approved software package providing detailed, concise, and accurate information, as it will be reviewed by local, VISN, and VACO staff for analyzing nationwide compliance and improvements in the VA system.
4. Communicates findings to the supervisor, Physician Advisor, or designee of over/under-utilization of resources, quality of care/patient safety concerns, etc. on a timely basis.
5. Maintains knowledge of nationally approved standardized criteria and Veterans Administration Central Office (VACO) performance measures as it relates to this position in-order-to apply criteria without modification.
6. Serves as a resource to the multidisciplinary healthcare team regarding alternatives of care/services to ensure quality of care at an efficient cost.






graph of estimated pay ranges
$52,640

$96,101





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/6/2018



Application Close Date

3/7/2018




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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

      Interested and qualified candidates should apply by utilizing the USAJOBs website. Please ensure an updated resume and the most recent SF50 is attached to the announcement. HR will not forward incomplete applications.





  • 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.
      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 03/07/2018 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: Few


      Job Position: RT-18-10106242-PTE-OCA-BU




      Recruitment is open for one full-time registered nurse to work as the Clinical Transfer Coordinator in the Utilization Management Department of Nursing Service. The individual selected for this position will be under the supervision of the Chief Nurse/Intensive Services.

      Position Requirements: Must meet regulatory qualification standards as identified in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3; be a citizen; have full, active, unrestricted licensure as a professional nurse in any state. Must be able to physically and mentally perform the functions of the position. Regular tour of duty is 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with rotating weekends as necessary to meet patient care needs.

      Additional requirements include:

      1. Diploma or ADN required; BSN preferred.
      2. Minimum of three years of successful nursing practice in acute care; previous UM experience preferred.
      3. Basic computer skills required (experience with mouse and keyboard); advanced skills preferred (Microsoft word, excel, etc).
      4. Strong clinical knowledge base with basic administrative knowledge.
      5. Evidence of strong commitment to principles of quality improvement.
      6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to accomplish the medical center's mission, vision, and goals.
      7. Demonstrated effective utilization of the nursing process.
      8. Evidence of strong positive interpersonal/customer service relations and verbal/written communication skills.
      9. Evidence of sound decision-making and critical thinking skills.
      10. Knowledge of resource management.
      11. Ability to organize and complete projects in a timely manner.

      Major duties include, but not limited to:

      1. Facilitates appropriate patient transfers from other VA or community facilities; including maintaining databases, waiting lists and ensuring completion of facility transfer forms. Serves as a resource to non-VA facilities regarding patient care issues. Ensures patients are appropriate for inpatient care based on InterQual review.
      2. Appropriately completes required reports and data requests, to include utilizing CPRS, Excel and NUMI.
      3. Completes reviews for admissions, continued stays and observations through the approved software package providing detailed, concise, and accurate information, as it will be reviewed by local, VISN, and VACO staff for analyzing nationwide compliance and improvements in the VA system.
      4. Communicates findings to the supervisor, Physician Advisor, or designee of over/under-utilization of resources, quality of care/patient safety concerns, etc. on a timely basis.
      5. Maintains knowledge of nationally approved standardized criteria and Veterans Administration Central Office (VACO) performance measures as it relates to this position in-order-to apply criteria without modification.
      6. Serves as a resource to the multidisciplinary healthcare team regarding alternatives of care/services to ensure quality of care at an efficient cost.





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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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