This RN Care Manager position is located at the Butler VHA Medical Center location. 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: Behavioral Health 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. 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: Heavy lifting (35 pounds and over); heavy carrying (35 pounds and over); straight pulling (2-4 hours); pushing (2-4 hours); reaching above shoulders (1-2 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking (4-6 hours); standing (4-6 hours); repeated bending (2-4 hours); both legs required; 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 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The RN Care Manager in Behavioral Health (BH) demonstrates leadership in delivering efficient, comprehensive, and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active collaboration, communication, and coordination of resources. The RN Care Manager works in partnership with CBH Staff. The RN has responsibility for triaging walk in/same day access patients, managing long acting injections, collecting and processing split key cup urine drug screens, completing measurement based screens, serving as mental health treatment coordinators/case managers for patients, providing nursing support to assigned teams. The RN manages Call Center and Secure Messaging messages. Works with LPN and RN to manage clinic tasks. Demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge in assessing planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating care for a designated group of patients across the continuum of care, recognizing the age related cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and geriatric patient. Triage and apply a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems. Collaborate with patients to assess and identify needs, issues, care goals, and resources for achieving desired outcomes for discharge, post hospital recovery and health maintenance/wellness. Maintain current knowledge of multidisciplinary resources, programs, and services, referring patients for community resources as appropriate. Demonstrate ability to collaborate with all levels of services and disciplines. Collaborate with patient, family and care providers in any and all settings where care is being provided to evaluate and update changes in the patient-driven life plan and patient management. Review options with patients and families, including costs, alternatives, risks/benefits, and services. Advocate fiscal responsibility through monitoring utilization of resources. Assist with the navigation of health care systems and intervene or refer as needed to facilitate the achievement of patient outcomes. Enhance patient self-management by providing information regarding all options, choices, and resources. Provide care, respecting patient's personal values, cultural, and belief system. Actively participate in care delivery with priority attention to patient preference. Provide and promote patient-driven care in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles. Utilize approved Protocols and Guidelines to facilitate autonomy in providing care. Promote cost effective use of resources; effective least-expensive strategies expected in non-face-to-face approaches (including Telehealth). Maintain privacy and confidentiality of all patient information, including electronic, print, and conversations. Serve as a resource for patient and family rights, responsibilities, and decision-making information and processes. Apply skills, such as motivational interviewing to promote patient self-management toward patient-driven holistic care plan for life. Support the facility's EEO/affirmative action programs by executing assigned duties and responsibilities in a professional manner. Provide age and population specific care and education. Promote health promotion and risk reduction strategies. Guide others in the recognition of and participates in the resolution of ethical issues. 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 thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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