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Registered Nurse

The incumbent is willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Basic Life Support (BLS) required for RNs in direct patient care positions. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required in specific specialty areas. Other duties as assigned.
The incumbent is willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments and locations; if needed. Makes caring for the Veteran the priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Basic Life Support (BLS) required for RNs in direct patient care positions. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required in specific specialty areas. Work is typically performed in the Veteran's home in a setting that may expose the incumbent to communicable diseases. Must be knowledgeable of Infections Disease and practice good technique in maintain Infections Control. Must have a valid driver's license. The HBPC Care Manager (CM) is responsible for the collaboration of the Veterans care with non-VA agencies. The RN case manager travels within the assigned catchment area to the Veterans' homes. The HBPC CM belongs to a PACT team which functions as part of the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) as well as Home Based Primary Care. HBPC CM is responsible for conducting assessments for the Caregiver program. Other duties as assigned.
The PACT/HBPC CM serves as an advocate for patients and teamlet. The incumbent uses the nursing process and evidence based practice to collaborate with the PACT and larger team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services) to provide proactive, personalized, and patient centered care. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with internal and external services to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs and provides a robust interdisciplinary approach to care; health promotion or disease prevention, acute, chronic, and long-term needs, education, and coordinates discharge follow-up.
Applications will be reviewed everyday 10 calendar days until filled
Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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 Experience: n/a
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: This position requires potentially long periods of continued 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.
Participation in VHA's seasonal influenza prevention program is required of all health care personnel. Staff are subject to sign and submit an Influenza Vaccination Form. This means that you could be subject to signing a form indicating whether you have been vaccinated, provide necessary documentation if you have been vaccinated elsewhere, or acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to comply with the requirement to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season under specific conditions. Reference: VHA Directive 1192, Dated September 26, 2017.

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