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 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: 1 year of PACT team 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 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: Use of fingers; Both hands required; Ability to read computer screen; Hearing (aid may be permitted). ["The incumbent is assigned to the Primary Care Service Line with the Sothern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC). Positions are available in White City, OR, Grants Pass, OR and Klamath Falls, OR. The section, care line, or department description and patient/resident population served is as defined in applicable Scope of Service. PACT RN Care Manager duties include: Manages a designated panel of patients and utilizes VA developed protocols to manage chronic diseases working at the top of their license and within scope of practice including HTN, DM, COPD, CHF, and HLD. Perform complex, systematic nursing assessments, which include bio/psycho/social status of the Veteran and assist in the development of comprehensive treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members Develop appropriate goals in collaboration with the Veteran, participate in the evaluation of progress toward goals accomplishment and make adjustments to the treatment plan and interventions based on changing needs and response to interventions Demonstrate professional clinical judgment, including knowledge of chronic disease states, as an inherent competency applied in daily interactions with Veterans Utilizes facility databases related to PACT and panel management processes to identify those Veterans who will benefit from chronic disease management (examples Include PACT Profile, ACSC, eQM, Primary Care Almanac, etc.) Collaborates with other service lines and community agencies through coordination of care or referral for identified Veterans with complex medical needs - Conducts appointments in face to face, telephone and VA Video Connect clinics Participates in panel management and scrubbing Triages walk-in/urgent visits and utilizes RN protocols to assist with triaging Manages secure messages assigned to RN Conducts follow up calls for ER visits and hospitalizations (48-hour post discharge) Utilizes Health Coaching and Motivational interviewing to partner with Veterans and assist with behavior change and guidance toward his/her goals. Participates in improvement processes within scope of role (this includes EPRP, SAIL and Joint Commission readiness) The PACT registered nurse practices as a Care Manager for an assigned panel of Veterans in the outpatient clinic. The focus of this role is to promote and assist with optimum physical, spiritual, and mental well-being of the Veterans with an emphasis on chronic disease states. This includes providing initial and ongoing assessments, collaborating with extended PACT members and actively partnering with the Veterans to develop meaningful plans of care specific to the Veterans needs/goals. The PACT RN Care Manager focuses much of his/her efforts on educating the Veterans to become active managers of their chronic disease states. The PACT RN Care Manager is a core member of the Primary Care Service line and collaborates with all members to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the plan of care. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday,7:30am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann, 254-778-4811 x44928 or Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.