RN Pact Coordinator
The RN Care Manager is an important member of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). PACT is the model of care used to provide primary care services to veterans at the VA St. Louis Healthcare System. The RN Care Manager will collaborate closely with the PACT team to provide healthcare services to a panel of veterans. The incumbent will use principles of access, care coordination and practice redesign to provide patient-centered care. The incumbent will apply Health Promotion and Disease Prevention philosophies to assist the veteran in maintaining the highest level of wellness. Incumbent will use evidence based nursing principles with emphasis on the nursing process and patient education.
1. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates comprehensive orientation and education programs for nursing and other clinical staff using a multidisciplinary approach.
2. Promotes the PACT model of care delivery through participation in education, coaching, consultation, role modeling, and research.
3. Performs the primary function of leader/facilitator, teacher, and resource person in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating PACT programs for nursing and other clinical personnel.
4. Includes other clinical or administrative assignments necessary to meet the mission of the Healthcare
5. Adheres to the VA core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence
6. Assumes responsibilities at all sectors of the Healthcare System (John Cochran Division, Jefferson Barracks Division, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and other leased sites).
7. Provides orientation and training, competency assessment, assessing staff learning needs, and education on new performance measures, PACT tools, technology and/or products.
8. Reviews and applies current research findings to educational offerings, developing and utilizing evaluative systems to determine the effectiveness of education programming, participating in developing, interpreting, evaluating, and maintaining standards of nursing practice.
This position is organized under the Associate Chief Nurse, Primary Care.
Work Schedule: 8am - 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
- 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.
1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
2. Four years of nursing experience with at least one year in ambulatory/primary care preferred
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.
The Physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 50 lbs. (3 hours), sitting (2 hours), standing (4 hours), walking (8 hours), climbing (1 hour), kneeling (3 hours), bending/stooping (3 hours), twisting (2 hours), pushing/pulling (6 hours), simple grasping (8 hours), fine manipulation (8 hours), reaching above the shoulder (4 hours), and operating machinery (8 hours).
Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who encounter VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.
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:
- Current Performance Evaluation
- VA Form 10-2850a
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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.
- Current Performance Evaluation
- VA Form 10-2850a