The ComPACT RN Care Manager is located at the St. Louis Healthcare Center. The ComPACT clinic is a primary care clinic for medically complex veterans who have frequent hospital admissions. 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. Qualifying experience includes nursing care work in a hospital, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of telehealth trends and contacting patients and/or others involved in the care of the patient. 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. 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: RNs require visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long clear distinctive speech and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, and lifting of at least 35 pounds on an occasional basis. Staff may be required to don protective equipment in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures as part of their role in engaging in tracers, observations, performance improvement or other activities in support of the VASTLHCS Whole Health programmatic work. They may rarely be exposed to Veterans who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders while in patient care areas. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The ComPACT RN Care Manager is located at the St. Louis Healthcare Center. The ComPACT clinic is a primary care clinic for medically complex veterans who have frequent hospital admissions. As a ComPACT RN Care Manager you will: Triage acute complaints, recognizing subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in the Veteran's condition and responding appropriately. Assist in requests for medication and durable medical equipment. Coordinate schedule and follow-up appointments within the facility and through community care. Contact patients regarding lab and imaging results. Conduct discharge follow-up calls from the Emergency Department visits or inpatient hospitalizations within 1-2 days of discharge Assist in administrative duties such as obtaining medical records from outside hospitalizations, faxing home health paperwork, arranging transportation for veterans' appointments, and scheduling appointments as needed. Evaluate and document patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of goals and expected outcomes. Involve the Veteran, family/support system, and other appropriate healthcare team members in developing the initial plan of care and establishing goals. Recognize ethical issues related to professional nursing practice in an appropriate manner through observance of established policies of the unit, VA, and professional practice. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:30 am- 4 pm (This is subject to change based on the needs of the department)\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized."]
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.