The VA New Jersey Health Care System has one open Intermittent position for a RN PACT Care Manager to work on an as needed basis at the following Paterson, Morris, Sussex, Jersey City and Piscataway and Hackensack Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). 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. 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: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the ad It, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. VANJHCS is an interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, mental health and long term care inpatients and outpatients. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of sitting and typing. 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 patient and department needs. ["Duties Include: Sound knowledge and understanding of VANJHCS nursing principles, techniques, procedures and policies. Applies evidence-based nursing practice and management concepts to decision making and problem solving. Establishes work priorities according to timely achievement of program service goals and objectives. Demonstrates competence in the principles and procedures of medical record keeping. Assesses and evaluates patients' responses to services, treatment an medications provided. Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Develops effective relationships with the interdisciplinary teams and individual staff, administration, and other services to facilitate the delivery of a high level quality of care. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Completes tasks necessary to meet deliverables related to PACT, HPDP, and other program metrics. Performs the role of patient's advocate to promote well-being of the Ambulatory Care patients by assessing other treatment needs and unique care challenges. Performs triaging of patients (prioritizing illnesses/injuries in accordance of need), assessing both their physical and mental health conditions. Involves all members of the health care team in identifying problems, collecting and analyzing data and resolving care problems of individual or group of patients. Takes part in the training and orientation of newly hired registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Works independently (using professional nursing judgment in making decisions), with minimal supervision. Collaborates with other VA departments and services, along with a variety of community resources to enhance health care choices of Veterans. Maintains and promotes confidentiality/security of patient and employ e information. Identifies potential problems involving resources and/or safety and takes action to avert or manage the situation a manner, which meets the needs of the patient in safe/therapeutic manner. Assures personal and professional growth through self-study/attendance/participation in seminars/workshops. Actively participates in process improvement projects. Communicates with and manages High Veterans through VA Virtual Care. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm\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"]
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.