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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse - Office of Community Care in Wichita, Kansas

Summary

The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking to fill a Registered Nurse position within the Office of Community Care. Work Schedule: 8:00 - 4:30, Monday-Friday

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit Status: Covered

Telework may be granted for a well qualified candidate. Salary NF01

Nurse I: $56,333 - $74,912

Nurse II: $66,468 - $88,402

Nurse III: $78,431 - $104,303

Responsibilities

The Office of Community Care (OCC) RN is a professional who manages and coordinates care for a panel of patients with a variety of medical conditions and specialty needs in the outpatient and inpatient settings. This individual is to assure care is facilitated and delivered timely, appropriate, cost effective and in accordance with established standards, hospital policies and procedures. Moreover, care provided is to be consistent with the plan other healthcare providers have ordered while decreasing fragmentation and duplication of care, thereby enhancing quality of care provided to the veteran and improving veteran satisfaction. The OCC RN is responsible to maintain performance measures as established by Central Office as well as ensuring the timeliness of scheduling and tracking to document completion of care. The RN will work closely with case managers and other interdisciplinary team members to ensure optimal services are provided.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

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. 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: Case Management and Utilization Review. 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 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 G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work is located in an office setting and involves everyday risks or discomfort that require normal safety precautions typical of any office setting with periods of prolonged sitting or standing. Employee must be able to view and read printed material as well as information on the computer screen. Additionally, must have the manual dexterity to communicate efficiently via keyboarding skills. Occasionally, employee may be asked to lift and/or move 25 pounds' short distances. The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and ability to concisely communicate to a variety of individuals. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application. See above requirements. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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