Nurse Practitioner Women's Health GYN Clinical Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Internal Number: 713173600
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory 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. Preferred Experience: One or more years of CRNP experience (post clinical program training) in primary care and gender specific care for women. One or more years of CRNP experience treating the Veteran population. 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity (glasses permitted), keen hearing (hearing aid permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (up to 8 hours), standing (up to 8 hours), stooping, sitting, bending (up to 8 hours), pulling, and pushing. Light lifting under 15 lbs. Light carrying 15-44 lbs. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. Use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. 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. ["Women's Health GYN Health Clinical Coordinator-Statement of Duties Addendum to Nurse Practitioner The Women's Health. GYN Health Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of cervical cancers screening, sexual transmitted infections (STI) screening, and other GYN and sexual health preventive care. This includes identificafion of patients in need of screening; ordering of tests; review and documentation of results; ordering and facilitation of follow up care; and provider/PACT and patient notification of test results and follow up care. The WH GYN Health Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that there are mechanisms in place that address the required VHA Directive, VISN and local policies and any related guidelines for facility compliance. The position will be supervised by the Service Chief, Women's Health/Women's Health Medical Director with collaborative with oversight by the Director of Nursing, Women's Health Women Veterans Program Manager The WH GYN Health Clinical Coordinator will identify knowledge deficits related to cervical cancer screening and provide education for WH Liaisons at the CBOCs to improve competencies. The additional support and coordination will enhance PACT care coordination thus mitigating the risk that patients will not receive gynecological follow-up care, and thus reduce EP.RP outliers as well as facilitate compliance with the VHA and OIG patient notification requirements. This position will also decrease the number of phone calls and requests for unscheduled appointments to the PACT teams, thus allowing PACT teams to open-up access and focus on requests for other acute care and chronic disease management. ¯ Monitoring the delivery of services, coordination of care, and tracking of cervical cancer outcomes. The WH GYN Health Clinical Coordinator will work closely with the WH-PACTs in Birmingham and Huntsville and collaborate with the designated Women's Health Providers (WHP) at other CBOCS and the Gynecologists. This includes: ¯ Assist the teams with coordinating subsequent care for women with abnormal cervical cancer screenings, procedures and follow up care within BVAHCS and those done through Community Care. ¯ Track and follow up on abnormal cervical cancer results and patient notification to ensure timely care ¯ Coordinate care with designated Women's Health Providers and GYN specialists ¯ Enhance PACT care coordination thus mitigating the risk that patients will not receive gynecological follow-up care, and thus reduce EPRP outliers as well as facilitate compliance with the VHA and OIG patient notification requirements. ¯ Perform monthly audits or more frequent observations to assure that completed work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures. ¯ Perform aUdits of PAPs done by designated women's health providers .. Perform PAP and pelvic exams (including backlog due to COVID) and provide STI nd contraceptive counseling and management ¯ Collaborate with dWHPs, PCPs, GYN, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Gander Program Navigators. ¯ Identify knowledge deficits related to cervical cancer screening and provide education for WH Liaisons at the CBOCS to improve competencies. Assist with training PCPs on pelvic exams/PAPs and training refreshers for designated Women's Health Providers as needed ¯ Coordinate chlamydia, HIV, HPV, and PAP awareness and screening initiatives ¯ Utilize available and emerging technologies and tools to communicate with and provide behavioral modification strategies and reminders (e.g., Annie, VA Video Connect, MyHealtheVet, etc.). ¯ Provide cross coverage for the other Women's Health Clinical Coordinators as needed. ¯ Provide 2nd line clinical back-up for WHC clinic providers for gender-specific issues and assist with coverage of designated Women's Health Providers (dWHPs) for gender-specific issues care as needed. ¯ Other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing, Women's Health /Women Veterans Program Manager and/or Service Chief, Women's Health/Women's Health Medical Director support of WH/PG service operations and strategic goals. Work Schedule: Standard options are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm, but other options may be needed or negotiable. Schedule agreed upon may vary based on needs of the service. Work on some evenings and/or weekends and occasional travel may be required based on the needs of the service. Compressed/Flexible: Not authorized Telework: Not authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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