Registered Nurse - PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team)

5 days left

Location
Fort Meade, SD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 31, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team)/RN Care Manager demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The nurse collaborates with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care provider, PACT/RN Care Manager and Patient Support Technician) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient driven holistic care plan for life. The nurse collaborates with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's needs.
Location: The position is located at Fort Meade, SD, within the Primary Care Service.
Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday with rotating extended hours coverage. The applicant will be scheduled 5 days in a pay period to coincide with provider scheduling and clinic staffing needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Required

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: Heavy Lifting (50 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (50 lbs and over); Straight Pulling/Pushing (3 hours); Reaching above shoulder (2 hours); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 4 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Simple grasping (2 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Climbing (1/2 hour).

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

  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthestists
  • 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. (required) - Must be current and pages 3 and 4 signed and dated.

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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthestists
  • VA Disability Letter, Schedule A Letter, etc.
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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