U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
The Registered Nurse (Telehealth Care Coordinator) is located in the Health Informatics & Telehealth (HI&T) Service here at the Richmond, Virginia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Care Coordinator is a professional who coordinates care for a panel of patients throughout the continuum of care to assure that care is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective. The Care Coordinator works closely with the primary care provider (or providers) and other healthcare professionals and team members, other clinics, internal or external services, and community agencies. The incumbent provides professional assessment, coordination and planning of multiple health care services; acts on behalf of the Veteran to assure that necessary clinical services are received and that progress is being made. In addition, the Care Coordinator provides ongoing evaluation of care management services. Duties include, but are not limited to: -Provides initial and ongoing assessment of patients to identify needs issues, care goals, and appropriate resources necessary for care management. -Participates in performance improvement activities related to the service line quality improvement process. -Provides leadership in application of the nursing process and identifies resources and critical factors for achieving desired outcomes for discharge, post hospitalization recovery and health maintenance/improvement. -Communicates effectively with patients, families/significant others and the health team members. -Participates in ethics consultations in clinical settings across the continuum. -Establishes ongoing relationships with professional/health related groups within the service, medical center, and community. -Advocates fiscal responsibility in the management of patient care through effective utilization of resources. -Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and intervenes using sound judgment, professional attitude and appropriate channels. -Participates in peer review activities. -Tracks and trends issues related to care delivery and role implementation. -Assesses patients for use of appropriate telehealth devices, follows procedures for ordering through Prosthetics Service, documents installation and education in computerized patient record. -Collaborates with patient and care providers in any and all settings where care is being provided to evaluate and update changes in the therapeutic plan of care and patient management. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Management reserves the right to determine and/or change the tour of duty. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt Supervisory Position: No Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation expenses: Not Authorized Probationary Period: May be required Financial Disclosure: Not RequiredBasic 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: Masters Degree Preferred and minimum of three (3)years of successful clinical practice. 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.Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf. Must be signed and dated. 2. CV or Resume. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, full-time or part-time, start/end dates in mm/dd/yy format, AND average number of hours worked per week. 3. Copies of college transcript(s) (Official copy will be required for appointment if selected). 4. Copies of all licensures and certifications. Nursys License Verification: https://www.nursys.com/LQC/LQCTerms.aspx 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, etc. 1. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ). 2. If currently employed for Federal agency, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (except current Richmond VAMC employees). SF-50 must show your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step. In addition, if you have or had service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by law enforcement or firefighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement, the SF-50 must show the retirement code. An award SF-50 does not contain the required information. 3. Candidates should submit a copy of their two most recent performance appraisal.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.