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. 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: 3+ years Leadership experience; 3+ years case management experience; Certified in Case Management, BSN/MSN 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: It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all fulltime, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. This position requires that you are able to lift at least 50 lbs. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on organizational needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual Influenza vaccination, TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards VHA is committed to the provision of clinically-appropriate home health care services as an integral component of medical care services. VHA Purchases Skilled Home Health care (PSHC), Homemaker/Home Health Aide (H/HHA) services, Respite care, Hospice and Palliative Care (HPC) services, and other in-home services to enhance or build a comprehensive array of resources necessary to address the short-term or long-term care needs of enrolled Veterans. The Home Care Based Services Nurse Manager is a professional who demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care and responsible for continuity of care for patients in need of home and/or community based care for the following programs: Home Care Based Services (HCBS) and Home Telehealth (HT). He/she demonstrates leadership at the program or service level. The HCBS (Home Care Based Services) Nurse Manager provides supervision and leadership in the application of organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service line level. Leadership depends on performing the following processes and their related activities: planning and designing care and services, directing care and services, integrating and coordinating care and services, and improving performance. The HCBS (Home Care Based Services Nurse Manager is responsible for acquiring and demonstrating clinical expertise and knowledge of health care programs to improve the quality of patient care, the use of resources, and facilitate compliance with internal and external requirements and standards. The HCBS (Home Care Based Services Nurse Manager evaluates performance in relation to the service and programs mission, purpose, and objectives. The evaluation includes an analysis of the effectiveness of administrative practices, policies, and procedures including personnel, financial, and program administration practices. The duties are as follows but not limited to: - Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. - Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. - Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes. - Systematically evaluating current practice and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise. - Guiding, developing and supporting staff from a leadership perspective. - Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. - Adhering to established VHA guidelines; facility; service and program policies; as well as recognized standards of care and standards of practice. - Demonstrates the application of broad, based clinical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and independence in practice. - Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. - Ability to utilize an assertive and decisive approach to resolving clinical and cost effectiveness/business issues. - Ability to provide, direct, and interpret clinical assessment, and to utilize the findings in the resolution of clinical issues and in the development of a quality/cost efficient health care plan. - Ability to utilize and develop computer skills to enter and retrieve clinical and administrative data. - Dependability and a responsible leave record. - Developing plans to achieve program goals and directives; and improved patient outcomes. - Ability to lead and motivate staff to accomplish program goals and directives. - Initiate and/or participate in program process improvements. - Developing strategic plans for growth in the program. - Ensures staff meet all orientation and competency requirements; maintains record of all required competencies - Fulfills supervisory requirements outlined in section VII of this functional statement, and other duties as deemed necessary 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 - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Telework: Position is eligible Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN9HREDRP@va.gov., the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay Schedule: NF47"]
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