RN Care Manager- Intermittent Medical/Surgical Speciality Clinic- Oakland

Location
Oakland, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 19, 2017
Closes
Dec 08, 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not

authorized for this position.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Advanced clinical knowledge, leadership and mastery of nursing practice:

2. Ability to deliver efficient, comprehensive and continuous patient-driven holistic care

3. Ability to actively collaborate & communicate within and across systems to coordinate resources within and external to the VA/DoD to provide optimal patient care

4. Responsibility to access and utilize multidisciplinary resources, programs and service, within and external to VA to facilitate transitions of care

5. Triages and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems, and develops care goals for resolving patient care problems.

6. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings with patients, families, and team interactions to facilitate collaboration.

7. Initiates and maintains active involvement in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes.

8. The incumbent is expected to take professional responsibility for attending in-service and continuing education activities and maintaining licensure.

9. The incumbent is expected to attend mandated annual review programs; is responsible for maintaining excellent avenues of communication with Veterans, families or significant others, Inpatient Services and other Care Managers and/or Clinical Nurse Leaders at geographically separate sites, collaborating with the Nurse Manager in meeting staff and patient educational needs, providing continuity of care throughout the spectrum of services.

10. The incumbent is subject to the provisions set by the Nurse Professional Standards Board in areas of probationary period, promotion and other actions requiring Board approval.

11. The incumbent will focus on identifying high risk populations, assess and assist in arranging patient needs, assist inpatient nurses across NCHCS in discharge planning, smooth transitions between levels of care, know roles of team members and delegate the daily work appropriately, and will proactively follow and promote access with non-face-to-face visits when appropriate.

Preferred Requirements:

1. Current proficiency in Basic Life Support BLS through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)

2. Has at least two years of recent nursing experience in an ambulatory care setting within the last two years

3. BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

4. Care management certification in nursing

5. Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • 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. 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)
  • 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 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.

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.

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.

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Å sum?Å .

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required within 6 months).
  3. 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).
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).