HUD VASH Senior Case Manager RN

6 days left

Location
Muskogee, OK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 02, 2018
Closes
Mar 02, 2018
Specialty
Case Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless Veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to Veterans who reside in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system. Care is provided both within the community and within veteran's residences.

The Nurse Senior Case Manager in this position functions as the Senior Case Manager for Jack C. Montgomery VAMC's Housing and Urban Development / VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). The HUD-VASH Program falls within the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs of the Social Work Services Line.

The Senior Case Manager is responsible for coordination of case management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 housing vouchers.

Duties of a HUD/VASH Senior Case Manager include but are not limited to the following:

  • The Nurse Senior case Manager will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members.
  • The Nurse Senior Case Manager is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines.
  • The Nurse Senior Case Manager will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate.
  • The Nurse Senior Case manager will provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate.
  • The Nurse Senior Case Manager will provide consultation/education to Veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits.
  • The Nurse Senior Case Manager will act as a consultant to other team/staff members.
  • The Nurse Senior Case Manger will act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed.
  • The Nurse Senior Case Manager will provide case management to Veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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.
Preferred Experience: Prefer candidates meeting Nurse II criteria.

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: Traveling throughout the medical center and the community is required as is performing activities involving sitting, walking, and standing, bending and carrying such items as books, papers, and files. In carrying out responsibilities it may be necessary for the Nurse Senior Case Manager to travel into the community where he/she conducts interviews with the Veterans, their families, representatives of community health and welfare agencies and law enforcement agencies. The Nurse Senior Case Manager must possess current driver's license and drive a government vehicle in carrying out professional duties when deemed necessary. The Nurse Senior Case Manager must successfully complete and maintain DOT driving certification.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work performed will be both within the medical center and within the community as needed. The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of offices, patient rooms, and in general, the medical center. It also involves normal risks associated with a medical center, including exposure to contagious diseases and disturbed patients.

COMPUTER SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

The Nurse Senior Case Manager protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. The Nurse Senior Case Manager protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. The Nurse Senior Case Manager follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.

The employee uses word processing software to execute several office automation functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail. The employee uses the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (Vista) to access information in the Medical Center Computer System.

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

  • 10-2850a Form
  • Resume
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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850a Form
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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