RN Case Manager - Home Based Primary Care - Oakland
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not
authorized for this position.
1. Demonstrated clinical competencies in such areas as age-specific care, cultural assessment, and health education.
2. An ability to effectively function autonomously, as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team
3. Respect for cultural and spiritual values.
4. A commitment to discipline-specific standards of practice, including: ethical conduct, the primary care delivery model, chronic disease management, palliative care, principles of care management, a holistic framework of practice, and geriatric care skills (including infection control, equipment and environmental safety).
5. Determine the appropriateness of patients for admission into the HBPC Program.
6. Help develop patient treatment plans based on a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment of the patient and the caregiver.
7. Implement the patient's treatment plan through home visits, as needed.
8. Review the patient's progress as a team at regular intervals, at least every 90 days, or when there is a change in the patient's condition.
9. Assess and support the caregiver's capability to continue to provide care.
10. Educate the patient and the caregiver.
11. Coordinate the process of care with the other team members to maximize efficiency.
12. Assess the patient's continuing need for HBPC care, and plan for HBPC discharge when indicated.
13. Document all patient care activities in a timely manner (per facility policy).
14. Identify areas for continuing education and participate in in-service training (including staying current with all required education).
15. Participate in developing and implementing the performance improvement plan (including quality monitors).
16. Instruct students of various disciplines in the challenges encountered in delivering health care in the home setting.
17. Serve as a role model in the effective operation of an interdisciplinary team.
18. Participate in the development and periodic review of the local HBPC Policy and Procedure Manual.
19. Utilize VHA and community resources as appropriate.
20. Participate in HBPC team meetings.
21. Case management of 20-30 patients.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
- 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.
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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
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.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Å sum?Å .You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- CV or Resume.
- VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service(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).
- If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).