The Primary Care RN Care Manager Nurse functions as team leader/charge nurse, provides leadership, which facilitates delivery of quality nursing care for a specified group of patients using the nursing process, and works effectively with all levels of staff to include collaborative efforts with other health professionals. The nurse provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and directing and teaching other personnel in a variety of settings. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelor's degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience. 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: Physical requirements include but are not limited to the incumbent may experience long periods of standing, sitting, walking, bending, pushing and pulling. Lifting is required though mechanical lifting equipment and/or other approved patient handling aids are used to prevent the manual lifting and handling of patients/residents except when necessary, such as in a medical emergency. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The work requires long periods of standing and walking. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Patient mental status and physical habitus will require the incumbent to be able to assist patients during transfer that is required of examinations. Specific vision abilities required by this job function include but are not limited are close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. ["This RN-Care Manager position is a Not to Exceed 3 years. Chillicothe, Ohio has historical and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. There are five state parks within a 30-minute drive of the city. Those who have a love for the outdoors can enjoy a multitude of biking and hiking paths, including one atop our levee alongside the Scioto River. Sports Enthusiasts can take in a game with the Chillicothe Paints baseball team - members of the top collegiate wooden bat league in the country! Chillicothe is also home to the 158-year-old Majestic Theatre which has hosted many celebrity guests. That is not all Chillicothe, Ohio has to offer either! The Chillicothe, Ohio VA Medical Center provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health services, spinal cord injury treatment, women's health care, nutrition counseling, social work, and more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Job Duties: Work in collaboration with the Licensed Practical Nurse and/or providers from the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) within their scope of practice, according to policies, training and accepted VA practice. Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers; Maintain confidentiality of written, electronic, and verbal patient/employee information. Use/cleaning/reprocessing of RME are responsible for knowing what reusable instruments, equipment, medical devices or supplies are used (inventory) in their clinical area. Maintain confidentiality of written, electronic, and verbal patient/employee information. Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and use of equipment. Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Outpatient Clinic performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. Utilize nursing research and literature in practice. Integrate and apply aspects of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations National Patient Safety Goals as applicable to their area of practice. Administratively and clinically responsible to the PCL Nurse Manager/Manager and ultimately responsible to the Chief Nurse of PCL. Coordinate time off, training requirements, supply/equipment needs and logistical concerns with the PPCL Nurse Manager/Manager RN works in collaboration with the other team members and assumes responsibility of a designated group of patients. Care Manager performs duties willingly, with initiative and is accountable and responsible for possessing the knowledge and skills to communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal and external customers. Promotes teamwork and a smooth tour of duty an demonstrates flexibility in daily assignments. Performs age-specific physical, psychological, cultural, and social assessments for adult (18-64), older adult (65-74) and geriatric (over 75) patients/groups. Offer choices and involve patient in decision making, assist in planning for anticipated changes in life, recognize risk factors related to health and focus on strengths. Responsible for (1) protecting that data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion; (2) following applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in an automated information system security access agreement, which incumbent signs. This position is designated as non-sensitive. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment Incentive Only (Applies to new hires only)\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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