Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia, West Virginia
Internal Number: 721713800
The Bed Management RN Case Manager is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level and works effectively and collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team members to plan and attain care in the most appropriate settings for the patient. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards 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: Case Management 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 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: The work is largely office based in a sedentary setting. No manual labor is required above ordinary situations. Work involves sitting at a desk, frequent visits to clinics and staff offices, working at a computer and lifting/carrying of light object such as documents, folders, books, and files. No special physical demands are required. ["Demonstrates professional nursing practice with broad-based clinical knowledge in the context of disease or injury prevention, health promotion, and restoration and health maintenance to effectively initiate bed management process of Veterans to the appropriate level of care. Demonstrates critical thinking skills and a high level of understanding of the nursing process. Demonstrates experience, and creative approaches to coordinate department wide patient care. Demonstrates ability to recognize normal and expected findings and is advanced in decision making skills and narrow down focal options. Ability to use judgement and skills in real time situations. Demonstrates knowledge of clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. Provides feedback regarding the status of patient movement and reports directly to the Bed Management Nurse Manager. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving care holistically through strategic collaboration with others. Demonstrates knowledge regarding medical center treatments available at alternate facilities to coordinate patient care. Participates in Quality Improvement activities with the objective of improving patient care outcomes. Functions as a subject matter expert in bed management, resource availability, and safe options for patient movement. Actively identifies own educational needs and continually updates required skills. Knowledge of policies, procedures, and standards or protocols to support improvement of program or organizational performance. Uses knowledge of VA regulations and directives to monitor, manage, and continuously improve all programs in the Bed Management Department. Fulfills a flexible schedule and assignment rotation based on the needs of the Veterans. Organizes care delivery in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team in a manner that promotes continuity and accountability for patient care. Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety goals. Demonstrates knowledge of program/service line philosophy, objective and necessary policies and procedures are developed. Knowledge of ethical issues that impact patients and staff. Functions as a role model in care provision that is non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and respectful of cultural and religious values and beliefs of patients and families. Predicts and secures program resource needs based on analysis of trends and patterns. Demonstrates leadership in ensuring environmental safety, infection control, and accessibility to resources. Ability to share knowledge with the Bed Management Nurse Manager and Interdisciplinary Team. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues. Participates in service education programs based on learning needs, changes in patient population, changes in treatment modalities, and current professional issues. Demonstrates the ability coordinating activities of the health care team utilizing constructive communication, organization, and problem-solving strategies. Demonstrates leadership in designing and implementing interdisciplinary performance improvement activities at the service/organizational level that result in improved outcomes. Reports research findings to the Bed Management Nurse Manager and assist with changes in clinical practice. Demonstrates knowledge in the synthesis of evidence-based practice at the program/organizational level. Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs. Knowledge of InterQual criteria, utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements, current standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Ability to work effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient, environmental and program needs. Ability to communicate with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team. Ability to coordinate seamless transitioning of patients throughout the inpatient and outpatient care process with a focus of discharge planning needs. 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 Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 730am - 4pm, however, may vary, depending on the needs of the service/medical center. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.