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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse (Case Manager) in Boise, Idaho

Summary Open to current, permanent employees of VISN 20 only. All others will be ineligible. Boise VAMC (BVAMC) is an interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, inpatients and outpatients, with an Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. Home-Based Primary Care is provided in the veteran's home. Responsibilities The incumbent practices as a RN Case Manager within the VAMC Boise system. The RN functioning in the role of Case Manager is responsible for managing care across the health care continuum for a select group of clients. The incumbent provides professional assessment, coordination, telephone triage and planning of multiple health care services; acts on behalf of the veteran to assure that necessary clinical services are received and that progress is being made. The RN Case Manager is responsible to facilitate communication and collaboration between all members of the healthcare team involving the patient and family in the decision-making process; to minimize fragmentation of healthcare delivery; to optimize quality of patient and family outcomes in a cost-effective manner. The incumbent works effectively with all levels of staff, to include collaborative efforts with other health professionals providing ongoing case management services. Nurses in case management provide care coordination and management for patients who meet one or more of the following criteria: a. Require home health or hospice services. b. Require the services of multiple disciplines or facilities. A key aspect of the role will be discharge planning, assessment and implementation of services, and coordination of supplies and activities required to successfully transition the patient to the appropriate non-acute care setting. Responsibilities: · Ability to collect, compile, and analyze data in relation to health care documentation, intervention, and treatment. · Applies clinical expertise and knowledge of healthcare delivery systems to the implementation of utilization principles with the interdisciplinary team for discharge needs. · Coordinate seamless transitioning of patients throughout the inpatient and outpatient care process with a focus on discharge planning needs. · Serves as a representative on medical center and service committees. · Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice to ensure positive outcomes, maximizing third-party collections and delivering quality patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Telework: Possible up to 3 days a week with management approval; Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized; Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized; Financial Disclosure Report: Not required ; Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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: · Minimum of 3 years successful nursing practice; · Two years of successful nursing case management or discharge planning experience is desired; · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; · Experience in leading change; · Able to function autonomously, as well as active member of interdisciplinary team; · Evidence of self-directed and independent nursing practice demonstrated; · BSN; 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 and approximately 2-3 year's 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: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; Heavy carrying 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling 2 hours; Pushing 2 hours; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 2 hours; Standing 2 hours; Crawling 2 hours; Kneeling 2 hours; Repeated bending 2 hours; Climbing legs only 2 hours; Climbing use of legs and arms; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Environmental Factors: Constant Noise; Dust; Solvents (degreasing agents); Slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around machinery with moving parts; Working around moving objects or vehicles; Working with hands in water; Vibration; Working closely with others; Working alone; Protracted or irregular hours of work; Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Testing Designated Position: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. ue to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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