Registered Nurse ( PACT)
- Assists providers with exams and procedures
- Performs vital signs and treatments
- Administers and tracks immunizations
- Prepares and administers medications
- Completes orders as per provider or protocols
- Maintains adherence to daily schedule
- Facilitates visit closure by confirming required patient education and orders have been processed and completed
- Observes, records, and reports patient's response or changes in patient's condition
- Promptly recognizes and responds to urgent or emergent situations
- Checks equipment and supplies daily; restocks as needed
- Places orders and consults per clinical reminders and PACT Nurse Protocols
- Obtains lab specimens (Clinic Specific)
- Oversight and facilitation of special programs (Clinic Specific)
- Identifies and manages patient populations with chronic diseases that could benefit from additional resources
- Coverage of Ambulatory Care Clinics as assigned (Clinic Specific)
- Links the patients with services, resources, and opportunities based upon individual needs
- When appropriate, promotes access through non-traditional patient encounters
- Reviews future and daily schedules for patient care needs
- May provide medication list for patient review
- Completes appropriate clinical reminders
- Appointment scheduling, including EWL and Recall List, as assigned (Clinic Specific)
- Initiates pre-visit contacts with patients
- Responds to patient phone calls, messages and or CPRS Alerts
- Completes Primary Care Post-hospital and Mental Health Discharge Phone calls as per clinic policy
- My HealtheVet IPA (Clinic Specific)
- Coordinates Group Visits
- Uses Motivational Interviewing and Health Coaching to guide patients to establish goals
- Assists with PACT Orientation: Patient, new employee or affiliate
- Identifies, educates, and coaches to support self-management, prevention and wellness based on patient's goals
- Preceptor/Mentor for colleagues and students
- Monitors PACT metrics for teamlet
- Collaborates with key members of the expanded team-(i.e.) Health Behavior Coordinator, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager, Move Coordinator, Women's Health Coordinator etc.
- 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.
- Bachelors in Nursing (Preferred)
- Minimum three-five years varied medical/surgical/critical care clinical experience as an RN with above average clinical and health assessment skills (Preferred)
- Strong computer skills (Preferred)
- Previous Ambulatory Care and/or community-based experience (Preferred)
- Demonstrated excellent critical thinking skills in a rapidly changing environment. (Preferred)
- Demonstrated strong teaching skills.(Preferred)
- Previous experience in case management (Preferred)
- Excellent skills in interpersonal relations with the health care team and general public; strong/family advocate (Preferred).
- Team player who is proactive to change. (Preferred)
- Creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work in fast-paced changing environment.
- 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.
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:
1.Resume or CV-Required. Your resume must have the following information for each position you have held: job title, duties, dates of employment including month and year start/end dates, and full-time or part-time status with the number of hours worked each week.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your responses.
2. VA Form 10-2850(Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists)-Required. Can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
3. Copy of transcripts - Required. Must indicate conferred degree. Unofficial copy is acceptable for application purposes, however official copy will be confirmed prior to appointment.
4. Copy of any related licensure, Certification and/or Registration- Required. Must show expiration date.
5. Copy of SF-50 Notice of Personnel Action (If a current or previous federal employee). Please submit your most current SF-50. It must show your job title, series, current grade and step and appointment type to verify status.
6. DD214- Member 4 copy (If military). Must show character of discharge. Applicants claiming Veterans preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf along with the required supporting documentation to verify status.