Registered Nurse - Outpatient
This announcement will be used to fill positions in our outpatient units - primarily the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics, but may include outpatient behavioral health and rural health positions.Duty descriptions will vary depending on the position to be filled.
The PACT RN Care Manager practices as a Registered Nurse under the guidance of the Nurse Manager for Primary Care within VA Montana Health Care System and supports the mission and vision of the Healthcare System. Primary Care provides acute and chronic care needs for VA Montana Health Care System including a wide variety of services for adult and elderly Veterans. The PACT RN Care Manager applies PACT principles of proactive, personalized, patient centered care, team-based care, data driven care, continuity of care coordination, and population health and prevention.
The PACT RN Care Manager uses the nursing process and evidence based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, LPN, and MSA) and larger team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services) involved in providing proactive, personalized, and patient centered care to the patient in developing the patient centered holistic plan for life. The PACT RN Care Manager is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to VA Montana Health Care Services in order to facilitate care transition that will effectively meet the patients' needs as well as provide a robust interdisciplinary approach to care; health promotion and disease prevention, acute, chronic, and long term needs. (PACT RN Care Manager coordinates discharge follow-up from the hospital, Emergency Department (ED), or Community Living Center (CLC), reassignment to or from another PACT, and care from provider (s) of specialty care.)
The PACT RN Care Manager provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, shared decision making, and prevention and wellness that is based on the individual patient's goals. The PACT RN Care Manager helps the Veteran acquire the skills and resources they need to engage in self-care and self-management and provide Veterans with ongoing support and coaching needed to succeed in making and sustaining changes in their health through a personalized plan of care.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends.
NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.
Citizen of the United States. 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. 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. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:
- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2
Physical Requirements; Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs), Straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, repeated bending, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 18" Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, sitting 3-4 hours intermittently, hand & eye coordination, and twisting.
VA Montana has a RN Residency/Transition to Practice Program. Per VA Directive 2011-039 participation in this program is required for all nurses who have less than 1 year of registered nurse experience or as recommended by the Associate Director Patient Care Services.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or rÃ©sumÃ©. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume.
2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Available athttp://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf) (preferred).
3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf). (preferred)
4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG: Closing Date.