Staff Nurse/Clinical Transfer Coordinator

Location
Oklahoma City, OK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 08, 2018
Closes
Feb 08, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Recruitment is open for one full-time registered nurse to work as the Clinical Transfer Coordinator in the Utilization Management Department of Nursing Service. The individual selected for this position will be under the supervision of the Chief Nurse/Intensive Services.

Position Requirements: Must meet regulatory qualification standards as identified in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3; be a citizen; have full, active, unrestricted licensure as a professional nurse in any state. Must be able to physically and mentally perform the functions of the position. Regular tour of duty is 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with rotating weekends as necessary to meet patient care needs.

Additional requirements include:

1. Diploma or ADN required; BSN preferred.
2. Minimum of three years of successful nursing practice in acute care; previous UM experience preferred.
3. Basic computer skills required (experience with mouse and keyboard); advanced skills preferred (Microsoft word, excel, etc).
4. Strong clinical knowledge base with basic administrative knowledge.
5. Evidence of strong commitment to principles of quality improvement.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to accomplish the medical center's mission, vision, and goals.
7. Demonstrated effective utilization of the nursing process.
8. Evidence of strong positive interpersonal/customer service relations and verbal/written communication skills.
9. Evidence of sound decision-making and critical thinking skills.
10. Knowledge of resource management.
11. Ability to organize and complete projects in a timely manner.

Major duties include, but not limited to:

1. Facilitates appropriate patient transfers from other VA or community facilities; including maintaining databases, waiting lists and ensuring completion of facility transfer forms. Serves as a resource to non-VA facilities regarding patient care issues. Ensures patients are appropriate for inpatient care based on InterQual review.
2. Appropriately completes required reports and data requests, to include utilizing CPRS, Excel and NUMI.
3. Completes reviews for admissions, continued stays and observations through the approved software package providing detailed, concise, and accurate information, as it will be reviewed by local, VISN, and VACO staff for analyzing nationwide compliance and improvements in the VA system.
4. Communicates findings to the supervisor, Physician Advisor, or designee of over/under-utilization of resources, quality of care/patient safety concerns, etc. on a timely basis.
5. Maintains knowledge of nationally approved standardized criteria and Veterans Administration Central Office (VACO) performance measures as it relates to this position in-order-to apply criteria without modification.
6. Serves as a resource to the multidisciplinary healthcare team regarding alternatives of care/services to ensure quality of care at an efficient cost.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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • 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.
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: Position requires moderate to heavy lifting and carrying, pushing, walking and standing for extended periods, ability for simultaneous rapid and mental and muscular coordination, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4 (one eye, glasses permitted), ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability; hearing aid permitted. Incumbents may experience exposure to blood and body fluids. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019).

Selected applicants may be required to complete an online on-boarding process.

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

  • RN License and other certifications
  • Resume
  • Transcript
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
  • OF-306
  • RN License and other certifications
  • VA Service Connection Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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