Registered Nurse (Collaborative Care Case Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Internal Number: 701700100
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for an Registered Nurse (Collaborative Care Case Manager). The Registered Nurse will function in the Patient Transfer Center for the Patient Care Administrative Service. 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: BSN/MSN 5 years of nursing experience 2 years Case Management 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: Must pass pre-employment examination and designate drug testing portion. Work requires long periods of sitting. ["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 The Collaborative Care Case Manager (CCCM) is a Registered professional Nurse who demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with all disciplines. The CCCM is responsible and accountable for indirect patient care by facilitating patient care and improving patient flow from admission to discharge for Veterans. Duties of the Collaborative Care Case Manager include but are not limited to: Assess patients/families on admission, initiate and document the interdisciplinary plan of care utilizing InterQual criteria to develop long and short term goals related to discharge planning. Develops a discharge plan of care with patient/family involvement and functions as a resource regarding VA services and contacts. Coordinates and leads interdisciplinary rounds on the wards. Responsible for assuring interdisciplinary planning is complete, documented and communicated to all appropriate health care members. Participates with health care teams on developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of care and medical center performance. Analyze, integrate and revise the discharge plan of care to meet individual needs based on continuing assessment of patient outcomes in collaboration with members of the health care team. Collaborates with nursing staff to coordinate patient/family education. Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy during interactions. Adheres to established information security policy and procedures. Supports patient advocacy in ethical issues and adheres to medical center policy regarding ethics and Advanced Directives. Participates in the identification and reporting of patient safety risks to the appropriate facility leadership in assigned areas. Utilize National Utilization Management Advisory Committee (NUMAC) approved utilization management criteria and software applications for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and reporting under/over utilization of medical center resources, system barriers to throughput and other activities as assigned to improve patient care and organizational processes. Monitors admission and continued stay criteria for appropriateness and achieves compliance with utilization management by reviewing 90% of admissions and 75% of continuing bed days of care in assigned areas. Identifies and reports potential deficiencies in process, making recommendations for improvement in assigned areas and throughout the organization. Works collaboratively with diagnostic, ancillary services and health care teams to ensure timely tests, procedures and appointments. This may entail calling services directly to facilitate patient flow and throughput. Facilitate and coordinate the discharge plan by placing travel consults, scheduling discharge appointments, ordering appropriate home going supplies, placing prosthetic consults, monitoring clinical reminders for the pneumovax vaccine, influenza vaccine, PPDs and other reminders appropriate for the facilitation of the discharge plan. Complete GECs and monitor home care referrals to coordinate patient flow. Demonstrates competence in using NUMAC approved utilization management criteria and software applications. Completes ongoing Inter-rate reliability with National Utilization Management Integration (NUMI) and NUMAC approved criteria, achieving successful score as defined by NUMAC. Acts as a liaison among ward staff, interdisciplinary staff, patients/families and community resources. Work Schedule: Sunday - Thursday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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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