Registered Nurse (Community Health Nurse Coordinator)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 15, 2020
Closes
Jan 27, 2020
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A Community Health Nurse Coordinator is a professional who collaborates with other CHNC's, physicians, therapy staff, social workers, community agencies, VA contracting staff, Veterans, families, and caregivers. The CHNC is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet patient's needs at home and to prevent delays in hospital discharge. The CHNC must have a strong background/knowledge of home care services, advantages and disadvantages, rules and regulations both the VA follows and what agencies must follow based on State law. The position is face paced and changes occur regularly and quickly based on available VA resources. The CHNC must maintain current knowledge of VA, State and Medicare rule changes and guidelines related to home care, and facilitate physician compliance with current regulations. The CHNC maintains a detailed working knowledge of current VA memos, directives, laws, and regulations that govern the provision of, and payment of, Purchased Home Care, Hospice and Respite Care practices. The CHNC will serve as a COR for home care contracts, as well as provide nursing supervision in the ADHC and CNH programs. The CHNC must be able to work collaboratively with the rest of the Service and hospital to ensure home care services are being provided appropriately medically, based on VA contracts and other payment methods, and track/follow up on quality assurance as needed with agencies in the community.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not 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.

Preferred Experience: Community Health Nurse Coordinator or Home Health Care experience strongly preferred, as well as demonstrated evidence of written, verbal, and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple activities and function in an independent manner. Demonstrated evidence of good interpersonal skills.

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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical lifts may be provided. 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume

REQUIRED: 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
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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