Registered Nurse (RN) -- Care Coordination and Integrated Case Management (CC&ICM)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 688827400
The Nurse (RN) CC&ICM will partner with the CC&ICM Social Worker to implement the national CC&ICM framework which serves a patient population with highly complex health and mental health problems to ensure they receive the right level of care coordination support based on their prominent need. The RN CC&ICM Initiative Coordinator has both clinical and administrative responsibility to ensure effectiveness of services, application of latest VHA guidelines and modification of service patterns. 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: MSN preferred or BSN with master's degree in healthcare related field preferred Five years' experience in clinical based practice. Three years management support experience. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, apply critical thinking skills, and interact with all levels of staff including senior leadership. Demonstrated ability to prepare and interpret data. Demonstrated proficiency in the application of change management. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with professional, administrative and technical staff. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["This position is located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (http://www.milwaukee.va.gov/). Milwaukee is located in southeastern Wisconsin, about 90 minutes from Chicago, IL and Madison, WI. Milwaukee is on the shores of Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world where Summerfest, the world's largest music festival and many ethnic festivals take place throughout the summer. There is something for everyone in Milwaukee; you can experience old world charm, diverse cultures, historic neighborhoods and it's a great place to raise a family. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Primary Purpose of the Position is: to provide coordination and direct clinical evidence based services including, assessments and interventions; program development; Veteran, family, caregiver and staff education on Care Coordination (CC) and Integrated Case Management (ICM); resource development; community outreach; continuous quality improvement activities, and evaluation/consultation The RN CC&ICM Initiative Coordinator is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (CVAMC) CC&ICM initiative Develops and implements policies and procedures specific to CVAMC and ensures compliance with local facility, VISN, Office of Nursing Service (ONS) and Care Management and Social Work (CMSW), and VA Central Office directives and handbooks, as well as the Joint Commission, and other accrediting bodies and regulatory standards as needed. The incumbent manages and controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day-to-day functioning and program evaluation. In conjunction with the Service Chief and/or supervisory designee and nursing counterparts, plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, Veteran and personnel activities for the service. The RN CC&ICM Initiative Coordinator develops and implements a facility level framework for implementation of national standardized processes and tools that integrate communication, collaboration and coordination across services and programs to expand upon 2 existing VHA program approaches and address concerns about care coordination service delivery gaps and service duplication. The responsibilities that fall under the RN CC&ICM Initiative Coordinator include but are not limited to the following tasks: Identify cohort of Veterans across CVAMC with the highest opportunity and highest need. Identify potential areas where care coordination is taking place to include but not limited to primary care, surgical care, mental health, community care, specialty clinics, geriatrics, and chronic disease. - Integrate inpatient and outpatient care coordinators, care managers, and case managers for seamless continuity of care. Develop, implement, and monitor process for ongoing screening of identified cohort. Identify care coordinators and support services across the specialized services of HVAMC and ensure continued participation by setting expectations, clear roles and responsibilities. Develop and implement facility wide CC&ICM education plan to key stakeholders to include Service Chiefs, supervisors/managers, frontline staff, and Veterans with plan for ongoing sustainment education plan. Coordinate and collaborate with the facility level care coordination and case management teams to include but not limited to nurse and social worker navigators, care coordinators, care managers, and case managers. Coordinate and co-facilitate a care coordination review team (CCRT) to integrate communication, collaboration, and coordination when assigning a lead Coordinator to Veterans identified as needing moderate or complex care coordination services. 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 thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No Permanent Change of Station (PCS): No Financial 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.
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