Registered Nurse - Home and Community Based Nurse Case Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Spirit Lake, Iowa, Iowa
Internal Number: 747295800
The Sioux Falls Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System (SFVAHCS) Community Care (CC) Registered Nurse (RN) Home and Community Based Services Case Manager functions independently and has a high level of initiative, innovation, and resourcefulness. The HCBS team is focused on Aging in Place and the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility) adapted by the Age-Friendly Health System Movement and encouraging restorative care versus dependence. See "Duties" section for 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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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: 2-3 years Home 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. 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: You will be asked to participate in a pre-employment examination or evaluation as part of the pre-employment process for this position. Questions about physical demands or environmental factors may be addressed at the time of evaluation or examination ["The Sioux Falls Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System (SFVAHCS) Community Care (CC) Registered Nurse (RN) Home and Community Based Services Case Manager functions independently and has a high level of initiative, innovation, and resourcefulness. The HCBS team is focused on Aging in Place and the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility) adapted by the Age-Friendly Health System Movement and encouraging restorative care versus dependence. The RN works as part of an interdisciplinary leadership team guiding this care across the facility. The case manager is responsible for coordinating the care of Veterans receiving both internal VA and external community care-based care within any of the Home and Community Based Services including but not limited to skilled home care, non-skilled home care, adult day health care, and respite care. This involves ensuring there is not duplication of services between internal VA programs and community-based care. Works with interprofessional team members at VISN and facility levels to ensure services and eligibility determinations are delivered objectively with strong, consistent reliability with documentation and communication of outcomes in a direct and coordinated manner. He/she is responsible to coordinate the episodic care of Veterans, who are seeking treatment using a community provider or need urgent referral for community services. He/she will serve as a resource to the community vendors regarding VA processes in using Third Party Administrator and Mission Act. Performs care coordination daily for the CC Veteran population including low and highly complex care needs which is also defined further as performing case management, direct communication with interdisciplinary teams (IDT), chronic disease management and monitoring, and coordination of needed services. He/she will assist in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of program components and services to improve the quality of Veteran care in the community and assist with seamless transition of the Veteran back into the VA system. The CC RN Clinical Coordinator is responsible for providing clinical review and have the expertise for the coordination of the SFV AHCS CC authorization program. He/she possesses intimate knowledge of the CC federal regulations, VHA guidelines, utilization management processes, clinical documentation requirements, current standards of care, and compliance guidelines. He/she supports the SFVAHCS mission and works collaboratively with all IDT services. The CC RN Clinical Coordinators utilize all avenues of resources available to provide safe, efficient, and timely coordination of quality health care services for Veterans. He/she utilizes the appropriate Hierarchy of Care to ensure that CC services are utilized after exhausting available internal VA resources. The CC RN Clinical Coordinators executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches when managing Veteran care. He/she functions as a coordinator for the Veteran's plans of care, monitors Veterans' progress through the continuum of care, and intervenes as necessary to assure that the care is delivered in a fiscally, accountable manner, consistent with published standards of care, and in coordination with care available at the community vendors. He/she is willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. CC RN Clinical Coordinators makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards 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: 7:30AM - 4:00PM Telework: Ad-Hoc. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.