Registered Nurse- Patient Care Coordinator US Department of Veterans Affairs Dayton

Title Registered Nurse- Patient Care Coordinator
Date 2020
Company US Department of Veterans Affairs
City Dayton

Short Description :

And unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth ie, Puerto Rico of the US Must have Basic Life Support BLS certification prior to assuming clinical duties An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in ,…

Full Description :

    Duties Summary

    This position is located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) reporting to Patient Business Service (PBS) at the Dayton VAMC.
    The Registered Nurse is the lead of the integrated care team established by the VA Community Care Operating Model. The Registered Nurse will serve as a liaison to both internal and external providers and will be responsible for managing the care of the Veteran and the seamless transition to and from the community.

    Responsibilities

    The RN functional role includes following the standardized care coordination model, incorporating case management principles if applicable, knowledge of processes related to referral and authorization and secure medical documentation exchange. The ability to identify Veterans requiring disease management and the process to obtain these resources internal or external to the VA if applicable. The RN will focus on providing care that is unique to the Veterans needs and continues to monitor, track and intervene if necessary in the episode of care across the continuum. The Registered Nurse will demonstrate effective communication skills to collaborate and co-manage the Veterans care with the multidisciplinary team in a cost-effective manner. This position is located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base reporting to Patient Business Service at the Dayton VAMC. Duties if this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Utilizes comprehensive knowledge of advanced clinical practice and case management principles to assess appropriate level of care and to ensure compliance with established Fee authorities and guidelines resulting in approvals and/or denials for non-VA care.
    • Conducts clinical reviews to interpret and evaluate complex data directly related to diagnosis, condition, and treatment to assure appropriate medical necessity, appropriate care coordination and timely utilization of non-VA health care services.
    • Applies knowledge of adult and geriatric disease entities and current accepted treatment modalities to establish conformance with criteria for non-VA services and expenditures.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of complex automated data processing systems and their application for communication and data management. (e.g., VISTA, CPRS, VHA Intranet, VSSC, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook).
    • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing with professional, administrative and technical staff within the medical center and non-VA organizations and/or providers as needed to coordinate non-VA services

    Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Functional Statement Title: Patient Care Coordinator
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
    Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/08/2020.
    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.
    • Education:
      • 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. [NOTE: See exception in subparagraph (b) below for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program.]
        • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
        • OR
        • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
      • 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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment. Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master's degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor's Degree is not awarded.
      • OR
      • 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.
    • Registration: A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.
    • English Language Proficiency: RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
    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.
    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.
    Physical Requirements: The Dayton VA Medical center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continues walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
    Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. Education

    A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
    VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.
    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.
    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
    NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
    Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
    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.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • License
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.
    VA Form 10-2850aApplication for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • OF-306
    • Other (1)
    • Other (2)
    • Other (3)
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript
    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


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