RN - Community Health Nurse Navigator

Expiring today

Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 15, 2019
Closes
Oct 15, 2019
Specialty
Community Health, Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a Case Manager, the Nurse Navigator ensures services are appropriate for Veteran's needs; authorizations are appropriate, current, and complete according to the latest guidelines; and collaborates with Veterans, caregivers, home health agencies, and team members professionally and respectfully. Functions as a point of contact for Veteran's receiving community-based home health services, and assists in the resolution of clinical or administrative concerns related to their care.

S/he utilizes all avenues and resources available to provide safe, efficient, cost effective use of healthcare resources and to foster self-managed care where possible. Completes initial and follow up phone calls, assists Veterans in navigating the provision of home health care services, and interfaces with VA staff and community providers in coordinating care.

The Community Home Health Nurse Navigator:
  • Is self-directed in providing quality care, showing s/he is a motivated individual who works well on her/his own.
  • Is able to establish priorities and make ethically-sound decisions to ensure safe patient care.
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team player.
  • Works effectively with patients, families, and VASLC employees, identifying and addressing patient safety risks.
  • Ensures clinical documentation is entered into CPRS in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the integration of program Quality Improvement (QI) efforts.
  • Acts as a resource to others, provides information regarding VA or community resources, as needed.

S/he may also be asked to perform additional duties as needed/assigned, within the scope of her/his licensure, knowledge, and training, based on clinical and/or programmatic need.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
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.

Preferred Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a related field, and at least three (3) years of experience working as a Registered Nurse.

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: The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity in order to provide safe and effective nursing oversight and care. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stopping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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 position requires visitations to the contract nursing homes for scheduled oversight visits and will be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume

Only selected applicant is required to complete this form. 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
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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