RN - Ambulatory Care Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Conway, New Hampshire
Internal Number: 698455900
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. 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. 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: All applicants must be physically able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. A pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment. ["A recruitment/relocation incentive of $5,000.00 has been authorized, subject to administrative and budgetary approval, to be paid in two installments with a two (2) year service agreement. This is an open continuous announcement (OCA) and will remain open until December 29, 2023. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. This OCA may be used to fill a Registered Nurse (RN) position located in the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Primary Care Service at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) at one the following locations: Somersworth, Conway, Portsmouth, or Tilton CBOCs. These positions are full-time at 40 hours per week. Included but are not limited to: Participates in daily huddles, weekly pre-planning, and monthly team meetings with core members of the PACT team. Relays relevant information to PACT/interdisciplinary team. Coordinates care by working across care setting to assist patients and ensure they receive the necessary care. Assists with care coordination and case management internally and externally. Monitors patient's treatment plans to ensure there is no lapse in care. Uses appropriate data sources for panel management. Ensures release of information (ROI) is obtained and properly documented in the health record. Utilizes clinic slots appropriately, maximizing patient flow. Triages patients as needed. Monitors patients at high risk for hospitalization and keeping the Primary Care Provider (PCP) apprised of clinical issues needing provider intervention. Provides post discharge and emergency room telephone calls to team panel to ensure safe transition in care, assessing current needs and appointing as needed for follow up care. Collaborates with internal and external services to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's needs. Properly utilizes all methods of care delivery to include video and telehealth. Collaborates with the Nurse Manager, creating a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Manages consults and patient inquiries (electronic or telephone) expeditiously. Phlebotomy and Point of Care testing. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. This position is 100% direct patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours to be set between 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Karen Chapman, Karen.Chapman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Notifications: These positions are NAGE Bargaining Unit positions These positions are covered by a special rate The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's as needed for coverage Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held This position is in the Excepted Service The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy Veterans' preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees 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 Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.