Registered Nurse - Utilization Management (UM)
The Utilization Management (UM) Registered Nurse (RN) is a registered professional nurse, qualified by education and experience to provide direct staff leadership support to service chiefs, and others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of program components and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and the appropriateness and timeliness of services provided. Age specific issues are considered in the planning, execution and evaluation of clinical activities performed. The title of position participates in the analysis of data and recommends actions to improve patient care and processes within the medicalcenter.The incumbent works under the guidance and direction of the Chief ofQuality Management.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse II - Utilization Management Nurse
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
* U.S. 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), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)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.
o 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.
* 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.
* Registered Nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation from the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
o Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
Preferred Experience:Varied clinical background, proficiency with using an electronic health record, mental health background, attention to detail, able to work in a fast paced environment and ability to multi-task and change priorities quickly, performance improvement experience, and excellent customer service skills.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech and manual dexterity. The work is mostly sedentary, but requires some stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and pushing. Transferring patient and objects may be required. The majority of work is performed in an administrative office setting (including meeting rooms and classrooms). The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to verify that information in your resume and supporting documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible and accurate. You may do so by reviewing your Application Status in USAJOBS, ensuring you have successful fax transmission (if applicable), etc.
The following documents are required. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a finding of "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this opportunity:
1. Your Resume. This must include information including:
a. Experience: starting and ending dates of experience (month and year), hours worked per week and salary information.
b. Education: name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned. (If selected, official transcripts are required)
c. Licenses and/or certificates earned (including the state earned in).
2. Online Assessment Questionnaire (Occupational Questionnaire). Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete this questionnaire. (If you are unable to complete this online see "How to apply section - If you cannot apply online" of this job announcement)
NOTE: Other documents may apply:
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists.Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search(REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or required documentation related to their Veterans' preference claim. Submitted DD214(s) must show active duty service dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If your DD214 is not yet available because you have not yet separated from service, you must submit official documentation detailing your service and impending date of separation.
Disabled Veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows, fathers or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit the required documentation as listed on the SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" (example, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that the Veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more). For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.