Registered Nurse Care Manager (Non-Supervisory) Outpatient
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Price, Utah
Internal Number: 711422200
Price, Utah Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic is hiring Nurse Care Manager position which will be a member of the Patient Care Aligned Teamlet (PACT). The position provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment and health education, provision of care supportive or restorative of life. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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 position requires visual acuity, keen hearing , clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical impatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be mature flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities, based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["Price, Utah, is full of history and adventure! ? From Coal Miners Memorials to Dinosaur Museums plan on spending your down time checking out some of our historical sites, such as the Bryner Pioneer Museum!Price is noted as a mining town, as well as for its history as a religious and ethnically diverse community, very atypical for Utah. Greek, Italian, Eastern European, Mexican, Japanese and many other ethnic groups made up the population of the city and surrounding towns and communities as they came in to work for the railroads and coal mines. Price City truly is a land as diverse as its people! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Proficient using VA EMR and nursing specific documentation Care Coordination Phone Triage Walk-in Triage / Physical Assessments VVC Triage / Assessments Formulates a plan of care based on nursing assessments, using the nursing process, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice Working knowledge of Nursing Scope of Practice and ANA Code of Ethics Proficient in administering medications (All routes and 5 rights) Proficient heart / lung sounds and assessment Placing labs per protocol Placing consults per protocol Placing orders per protocol Ability to surrogate coverage other PACT staff members Ability to perform other PACT staff member's roles as needed basis Provided culturally competent and gender specific care Provided Women's Health care and chaperone as needed Ability to pull data specific to PACT and panel management Provide and document patient education specific to disease states Will remain competent in all areas as assigned Safely and effectively uses patient care equipment Correctly and safely performs all nursing procedures Recognizes abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately by documentation and provider notification Develops and implements a plan to meet learning needs, instructing patients and families in basic health teaching Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills Maintains professional boundaries with patients, families, and employees. Behavior as a role model is transparent and above reproach Ensures application of institutional policy to protect information from unauthorized release, loss, alteration, or deletion. Does not use thumb-drives or other means, such as xeroxing, to remove patient data from the medical center unless approval by the Director through OI&T has been granted Maintains competency on PEE use/ donning and doffing Demonstrates safe work practices. Complies with safety rules and regulations for safe job performance and fire protection. Practices safe body mechanics, uses mechanical devices, and/or requests help when needed in moving, lifting, or turning patients to prevent injury to patient, self or others. Promptly reports all accidents to supervisor and notifies supervisor promptly of unsafe or unhealthy environmental situations/conditions. Corrects safety hazards promptly. Puts broken equipment out of service immediately, tags it as such and follows-through for appropriate disposition of the broken equipment Contributes to an environment of a High Reliability Organization with a culture of safety founded on a systems approach to developing health care solutions based on prevention, not punishment, with collective mindfulness Collaborates with peers in completing unit workload efficiently. Participates in unit-based performance improvement activities to improve patient care Makes changes in own practice in response to performance improvement findings Reviews and shares current literature in relation to practice with co-workers Participates in meeting VA Performance Measures to include AES Other duties as assigned Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: 0800am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Eligible Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Eligible Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Strongly encourage all applicants to complete VA Form 10-2850a VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: About VA Form 10-2850A | Veterans Affairs."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.