This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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: Minimum Three years Registered Nurse experience; medical surgical experience preferred 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: Heavy lifting and carrying (45+ lbs ); Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs ), Light lifting (under 15 lbs ). Heavy carrying (45+ lbs ); Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs ); light carrying (under 15 lbs ), pushing (1 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers. both hands required; walking (6 hours); standing (2 hours); kneeling (1 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted),Work may be performed outside and inside constant noise; unusual fatigue factors: mental fatigue, working with hands in water, working closely with others. ["The Registered Nurse Care Manager uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, LPN and Clinical Support Technician) and larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing a patient-driven holistic care plan for life.\nThe Registered Nurse (PACT) Care Manager is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The RN (PACT) Care Manager provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The RN (PACT) Care Manager demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice. Demonstrates leadership and mastery of practice in delivering efficient, comprehensive. and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active collaboration, communication and coordination of resources. The RN (PACT) Care Manager utilizes nursing process in the coordination and provision of care for veterans encountered during Scheduled Clinic Visits, Walk in or Urgent Visits. Group Visits, Telephone Visits: Manages incoming telephone demand Triages/places orders by protocol Addresses pertinent Clinical Reminders Triages secure messages from patients Utilizes E-mail with consultants Manages Virtual/F2F in-depth and ongoing reviews Identifies high risk for hospitalization veterans by utilization of population health management /CAN Score Initiates appropriate consultations for CCHT, CM, OEF/01F, HBPC, hospice/palliative care Discusses and plans care with specialty consultants Assesses and addresses preventive/chronic disease care needs Triages to other team members as appropriate Views and addresses alerts Conducts follow-up and Post Discharge Telephone Calls Conducts Nurse Clinic Visits Initiates and evaluates patient -family education based on assessment of learning needs and readiness to learn Conducts and participates in Team Meetings and Huddles Reviews and addresses Team PACT performance measures Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm or 7:30am - 4:00pm. (Saturday as needed)\nCompressed/Flexible: Telework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brian.Huhman@va.gov or Eve.Harper@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service.**The initial cut off of eligible applicants will be Monday, February 7, 2022**. Subsequent cut-off dates will be the 17th of each month or as needed. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.**"]
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