Registered Nurse-PACT Care Manager

Location
Wilkes Barre, PA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 02, 2018
Closes
Aug 01, 2018
Specialty
Managed Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There is one position located in Primary Care, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) for the Wilkes-Barre, PA, VA Medical Center.
Duties to include:
Maintains current/active BCLS Certification. Travels to conferences/training off station. Performs EKGs and Immunization and document appropriately. Functions as a patient educator with emphasis on preventative health and wellness topics, disease specific initiatives. Interviews patients, obtains vital signs, and prepares patient for visit with provider.
Conducts annual preventative health screening on all patients enrolled in primary care. Completes clinical reminders on all patients enrolled in Primary Care. Provides immediate nursing intervention in all emergency situations.
Serves as liaison for medical concerns and initiates appropriate referrals Responsible for ordering/maintaining supplies in the clinical area. Conducts Nursing clinics and Ear Irrigation clinics. Completes Diabetic and At Risk foot examinations.
Maintains and monitors expiration dates of supplies in clinical area and informs ordering personnel if supplies need to be reordered. Assists with the operation of specialty clinics as appropriate. Exhibits leadership skills through charge nurse duties by directing patient care, patient flow, and staff assignments. Travels to conferences/training off station. Functions as a patient educator with emphasis on preventative health and wellness topics, disease specific initiatives. Interviews patients, obtains vital signs, and prepares patient for visit with provider. Participates in outreach programs Conducts annual preventative health screening on all patients enrolled in primary care. Nursing Documentation per Medical Center policy. Completes clinical reminders on all patients enrolled in Primary Care. Provides immediate nursing intervention in all emergency situations. Serves as liaison for medical concerns and initiates appropriate referrals Maintains and monitors expiration dates of supplies in clinical area and informs ordering personnel if supplies need to be reordered. Performs EKG's, Phlebotomy, immunizations & others (i.e. Holter monitor, pulse oximetry, ear irrigations.
Coordinates patient flow for the clinics Completes Diabetic and At Risk foot examinations. Assists with the operation of specialty clinics as appropriate. Functions as a liaison addressing medical/eligibility concerns. Maintains competency for all clinically appropriate procedures. Exhibits leadership skills through charge nurse duties by directing patient care, patient flow, and staff assignments. Demonstrates ability to collaborate with all levels of services and disciplines. Collaborates with patient, family and care providers in any and all settings where care is being provided to evaluate and update changes in the patient-driven life plan and patient management. Coordinate and manages patient care included on the high risk registry by utilizing the Care Assessment Needs Score. Performs follow-up discharge calls for the hospital and emergency room to ensure continuity of care and timely management of care. Initiates/actively participates in daily huddles, team meetings, and interdisciplinary opportunities to improve patient care at the program level. Promotes patient, family and team interactions and problem solving by actively participating in interdisciplinary and team meetings to facilitate collaboration and the achievement of identified goals. Documents patient care into CPRS utilizing the appropriate note title and encounter according to policy and standard operating procedures. Triages acute and non-acute patient needs by telephone, face to face, and secure messaging to facilitate medical management, patient safety, and optimal health. Assist the patient with navigating through the health care systems and intervenes or refers as needed to facilitate the achievement of patient outcomes. Utilizes approved Protocols and Policies to facilitate autonomy in providing care. Applies skills, such as Motivational Interviewing to promote patient self-management towards patient-driven holistic plan for life. Promotes health promotion and population specific care and education. Demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, assuming charge nurse responsibilities, and team player to colleagues.
Work Schedule: Day Shift 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (add Tuesday evening and Saturday rotation)
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: Case Management Experience Preferred.

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: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
*Current Resume
*Current SF 50 - for Federal Employees only (located in eOPF) showing Grade and Step
*VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

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.

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