Registered Nurse

Location
Birmingham, AL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 30, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Major Duties:
  • Provide biopsychosocial service to Veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service and interpersonal skills with Veterans and all healthcare professionals to ensure quality/continuity of care.
  • Provide preliminary screen, briefings, orientations to ensure appropriateness of placement in the program.
  • Demonstrate high degree of tact, diplomacy, and care for patients through various resources.
  • Function as the Case Manager for the Birmingham HUD-VASH Program which includes the Bessemer and Gadsden sites.
  • Verify the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care and clinical needs for the program participation.
  • Conduct comprehensive psychosocial evaluation to determine case management needs and recovery goals. Intakes, Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan Reviews.
  • Position will coordinate and provide case management services for Veterans receiving housing assistance provided through the local Public Housing Authority (PHA).
  • Assist Veterans with the housing process to obtain required documentation for voucher issuance and voucher renewal.
  • Position will coordinate care, including serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery.
  • Link and refer Veterans to the VAMC, VA Regional Offices and/or Community Agencies.
  • Provide ongoing communication with the Veteran concerning housing assistance. Provide assistance with transportation for house search.
  • Assist Veteran with all medical and mental health care. This may include accompanying Veteran to some appointments to facilitate information sharing of symptoms experienced by the Veteran.
  • Provide assistance with transportation for house search and some medical appointments.
  • Conduct home visits to HUD-VASH units to assess Veteran's housing stability, social connection and recovery.
  • Acts as a liaison with other VA , community resources, landlords and PHA to ensure Veterans reside in a safe environment in compliance with local housing codes.
  • Educate Veterans of the available services based on the individual needs and preferences.
  • Link homeless Veterans to community services.
  • Review agreements between landlords, PHA's and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring to HUD-VASH participants at the Medical Center and Community Outpatient Clinics.
  • This position requires daily travel in the community operating a government issued vehicle.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to FridayBasic 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 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.

Preferred Experience:

1. BSN and approximately 2-3 years of experience; or

2. MSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; Masters in a field related to nursing and a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or

3. Doctoral degree in nursing, or in a field related to nursing and no experience.

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.Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.The following documents are also required:
  • REQUIRED R?Å sum?Å / CV. Your resume or CV should include the vacancy announcement information and personal information including:current/ prior Federal service information, education information, work experience which includes job title, duties, and responsibilities, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and telephone number, starting and ending dates of employment, hours worked per week, and salary.Please indicate whether your supervisor(s) can be contacted.
  • REQUIRED: VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search .
  • REQUIRED: If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
  • REQUIRED: Veterans preference documentation such as DD-214 , SF 15 and VA Letter as appropriate (if applicable) http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf

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