RN (Miami OPC PACT Case Manager)

Location
Miami, FL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 30, 2018
Closes
Nov 29, 2018
Specialty
Managed Care, Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Case Manager for the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) utilizes the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Patient Support Technician) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The RN Case Manager is a member of the expanded team. The RN Case Manager is responsible for collaborating with services external to the VA to facilitate care transition such as hospital discharge, emergency care, specialty care/consultation, and to private facilities as appropriate in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The RN Case manager provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness based on the patients' goals. The RN Case Manager demonstrates leadership by serving as a preceptor or mentor to colleagues or students to enhance professional growth, development and practice. She/he is responsible for acquiring and demonstrating clinical expertise and knowledge of health care programs to improve the quality of patient care. Reporting Relationship: The incumbent reports to the Miami Outpatient Clinic PACT Nurse Manager. The incumbent will be required to float throughout the various clinics.

Work Schedule: Primarily day shift -Monday- Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, but may be required to work other hours if needed for patient care.

INCUMBENT MAY BE REQUIRED TO FLOAT TO OTHER AREAS, INCLUDING SATELLITE CLINICS (HOMELESS CLINIC, HOMESTEAD, KEY LARGO AND KEY WEST).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship.
  • 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.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Preferred Education: BSN.
Preferred Experience: A minimum of five years' experience in an outpatient clinic setting, or medical/surgical or critical care nursing, minimum of two years of Case Management experience and possess certification in case management or obtain case management certification within six months of hire.

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 (50 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 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 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:
  • Resume

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.
  • DD-214
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Veterans Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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