Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse (Ambulatory Care) NTE 1 year & 1 day in Eugene, Oregon
The Registered Nurse (RN) is assigned to the Ambulatory Care Nursing Service division of Nursing and Patient Care Service and performs nursing duties for all Roseburg VA Health Care System sites of care. This care is provided in the ambulatory clinics located at the Eugene Health Care Center, OR.
The Ambulatory Care RN Care Manager provides primary care to Veterans and their eligible family members using the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. The services that are provided may include primary care, case/care management, and other specialty care as designated for the location also provide cross coverage for other areas as assigned by management. Primary Care is the provision of integrated, accessible healthcare services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal healthcare needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. The population of Veterans served includes adults with need for care and case management of acute and chronic health conditions. RN Care Manager workload consists of: Intake assessment, health promotion, disease prevention, Women's Health, management of acute and chronic bio psychosocial conditions, referrals for specialty, rehabilitation, and other levels of care, follow-up and overall care management, and patient and caregiver education. Provides Direct Veteran care including scheduled clinic visits, walk-in or urgent visits, group visits, telephone visits, incoming telephone requests, triage/place orders by protocol, and manage pertinent clinical reminders. Manages Secure Messages from Veterans and emails from consulting health care team members. Conducts virtual or face2face review of Veterans at high-risk of hospitalization, initiate appropriate consultations per protocol, discuss care with specialty consultants, address needs for preventative or chronic disease care, communicate triage to PACT member, review Non VA records, address alerts and complete Follow-up calls with Veterans or family members. Attends and leads daily huddles or team meetings. Provides new Veteran orientation to VA clinic, mentor or precept nurses and students to PACT setting and take active role in Veteran health education/coaching. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1630
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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. Preferred Criteria: At least one (1) year of outpatient experience. 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 [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is required.]; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); Light carrying (under 15 lbs); Pushing (1 hour); Walking (2-4 hours); Standing (2-4 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (1 hour); Climbing, legs only (1 hour); Both legs required; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted).
IMPORTANT: A transcript with graduation or conferral or completion date may be submitted with your application. Note: Only education or degrees accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://aacnnursing.org/ or http://acenursing.org/.
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.