The individual provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the guidance and direction of CBOC Nurse Manager. In addition, the individual utilizes Clinical Video Telehealth equipment to facilitate primary care remote visits Care and service is provided to adult patients, aged 18-85 and older, who have chronic health conditions including hypertension, diabetes, respiratory disease, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer and substance abuse.
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Duties of this position include but are not limited to: This (Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the coordination of care and the provision of care in the primary care setting. This nurse executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care. This RN is responsible for demonstrating leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to the adult and geriatric population through collaborative strategies and in compliance with Nurse Practice Acts and Medical Center and Department standards. The RN demonstrates positive communication skills and behaviors that promote cooperation and team work with internal and external customers and provides a full range of nursing care to patients, assuming responsibility and accountability for nursing actions. The RN meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions and consistently communicates and treats customers (Veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. The RN is responsible for understanding and promoting both team and disease based care management to patients assigned to Primary Care at the Saginaw VAMC and/or CBOC's. The nurse must demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to the adult and geriatric population through collaborative strategies and in compliance with Nurse Practice Acts, in addition to Medical Center and Department standards.
Work Schedule: 7:30AM to 4:00PM or 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: Not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse (CBOC - PACT Float), VN-610 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a two year probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English A valid state driver's license
Physical Requirements: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about on feet to accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. This position requires writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands, including one or both hands frequently. This is done when taking a patient's pulse, utilizing a stethoscope, administering medications, entering information into the computer, etc. This position requires substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, as is done when entering patient notes.
Note:Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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. * Education: * 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. [NOTE: See exception in subparagraph (b) below for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program.] * The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) * OR * The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). * 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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment. Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master's degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor's Degree is not awarded. * OR * 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. * Registration: A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA. * English Language Proficiency: RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appr