RN Care Manager - Bainbridge CBOC

Location
Albany, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 30, 2018
Closes
Nov 29, 2018
Specialty
Managed Care, Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The RN Care Manager interprets the philosophy and goals of Nursing Service to others in the work setting; functions within established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and develop sound relationships with clients, their caregivers and other professional and supportive personnel who provide client care. The RN Care Manager demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The RN Care Manager uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, LPN and Medical Support Assistant) 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 Care Manager demonstrates:
Responsibility and accountability for nursing practice.
Leadership in the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care in order to assure continuity of care including access to care.
Sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care of the CBOC patient population.
Responsibility to evaluate health care delivery through clinical quality indicators and PACT performance measures.
Expertise in evaluating staff performance and providing feedback as appropriate.
Ability to facilitates and promote systematic methods of problem solving.
Utilization of advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
Utilization of professional standards of care, scientific evidence, performance measures to evaluate PACT and/or service activities.

Work Schedule: Full-time- Mon-Fri with potential for Saturdays and weekday extended hours (off tours).

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.
    • For Applicants enrolled in MSN Bridge or Non-traditional courses of study: 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.

Preferred Experience:
BSN required or obtained within 2 years of appointment
Two years working as an RN on an Acute Care Unit/Clinic preferred
Experience in a primary care setting preferred
American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider required.

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 (35 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (35 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 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 2 hours); Repeated bending (up to 4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable to 20/20 in one eye and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotionally/mentally stableNone

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. 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), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript