Registered Nurse (Clinical Fee Basis)

Location
Spokane, WA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 07, 2017
Specialty
Case Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Clinical Nurse Reviewer position is located within the Care in the Community (CITC) department which is a clinical service under the Associate Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (MGVAMC). The primary function of this position is to provide recommendations for authorization of Veteran medical care and services based on a clinical review. Clinical review is performed within the context of existing VA regulations regarding non-VA care when such care has been preauthorized. The secondary function is care coordination and case management of complex, outpatient care with community facilities when a clinical interface or consultation is required.
The CITC Clinical Review RN is responsible for the triage and care coordination of complex patients, works closely with the Veterans to ensure smooth transition of care to community or VA facilities and care related to referrals, improvement meetings and service meetings. CITC Clinical Review RN processes all community consults ensuring necessary pre-consult testing, labs, imaging and clinical records associated with the referral are communicated to the clinic.
The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds, willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments, make caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the work setting, and demonstrate customer service principles in all aspects of work. The RN is self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards.
This RN position is directly responsible to the Chief of Care in the Community Service.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM or 8:00AM to 4:30 PM
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.
    • 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:
Five years inpatient/outpatient nursing experience

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:
Work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled area. The position may require long periods of working at a computer. Light lifting and carrying, less than 15 pounds, is required (e.g. binders, reports, charts) to perform the work. Also, incumbent may need to walk around the department when assisting other staff.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • VA Form 10-2850b
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
  • VA Form 10-2850b
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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