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Caregiver Support Case Manager

VA Medical Center


Location:
Tuskegee, AL
Date:
01/09/2018
2018-01-092018-02-22
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Job Details


Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated Health Care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan, Alabama, Ft. Rucker, Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. The Primary Duty Station for this position is Tuskegee, Alabama. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.



Duties

CAREGIVER SUPPORT NURSE CASE MANAGER/ Staff Nurse: Core competencies includes acquiring and demonstrating clinical expertise and knowledge of health care programs to improve the quality of patient care, the use of resources, and to facilitate compliance with internal and external requirements and standards; acquiring and demonstrating strength in the areas of interpersonal relations, critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolutions; collaborating with other Case Managers, the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team and other clinical and administrative staff as needed to ensure patient care needs are met. The Caregiver Support Case Manager has demonstrated expertise in the application of sophisticated knowledge and skill as an RN and a high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative in quality management activities. The Case Manager is broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about the organic and multifaceted health care delivery systems (at National, VISN and facility levels) and their relationship to clinical practice guideline development and implementation. The Case Manager demonstrates use of sound judgment in decision-making with a strong quality management and /or risk management background. The Case Manager provides leadership and guidance for the development of the caregiver support program at the unit/team/work group level; clinical evidence-based services and interventions for the caregiver and Veteran; education and consultation for the caregiver, Veteran, and staff on caregiver issues: community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and the evaluation of caregiver issues. The incumbent is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the program, as well as, for the management of data related to the program at the program level.

The incumbent will function in support of caregivers, Veterans and family members throughout the medical center and in community settings. The Case Manager is responsible for developing and establishing linkages and collaborate on VA caregiver support efforts with community health care and social service agencies. The incumbent is also administratively responsible and accountable for clinical and program development and effectiveness of the facility Caregiver Support Program therefore, the incumbent possesses advanced knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available for caregivers from both federal, state and private sector resources. The Case Manager ensures the patient is screened for social service needs, home care, and other community care needs, and that referrals are coordinated and made as necessary and appropriate by the responsible discipline. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: participating in the development. implementation and maintenance of a systematic assessment of clinical, administrative and research practices in support of Utilization Management, Risk Management, Care Management and Performance Improvement processes. Ensuring patient health education needs are identified, and education and teaching, is provided to patients and significant other by responsible discipline. Reporting findings accordingly. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. The incumbent must be able to distinguish between problems, which he/she is capable of managing or handling, and those, which require consultation with or assessment by another professional. He/she must be an effective communicator who can gain the trust and respect of patients, and who is able to clearly communicate plans of care to patients. The incumbent will identify, reduce, and prevent health care related infection by insuring high quality nursing practices to screen and control transmission of infection in patients in all phases of the adult life-cycle. Practice is based on the nursing process and evidence-based research. The individual will ensure that the patient is screened for social service needs, home care, and other community care needs, and that referrals are coordinated and made as necessary and appropriate by the responsible discipline..Other duties include: implementation of approved policies and procedures; completion of required documentation in accordance with regulatory agencies. Actively involved in continuously evaluating practice for caregiver support, based on established professional, community, and regulatory standards such as clinical practice guidelines and the Joint Commission.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm








graph of estimated pay ranges
$65,472

$102,741





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/9/2018



Application Close Date

1/29/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full-Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • 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: The preferred candidate will have demonstrated 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 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.
      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.






  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/29/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: DE-10111826-18-LLM




      CAREGIVER SUPPORT NURSE CASE MANAGER/ Staff Nurse: Core competencies includes acquiring and demonstrating clinical expertise and knowledge of health care programs to improve the quality of patient care, the use of resources, and to facilitate compliance with internal and external requirements and standards; acquiring and demonstrating strength in the areas of interpersonal relations, critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolutions; collaborating with other Case Managers, the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team and other clinical and administrative staff as needed to ensure patient care needs are met. The Caregiver Support Case Manager has demonstrated expertise in the application of sophisticated knowledge and skill as an RN and a high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative in quality management activities. The Case Manager is broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about the organic and multifaceted health care delivery systems (at National, VISN and facility levels) and their relationship to clinical practice guideline development and implementation. The Case Manager demonstrates use of sound judgment in decision-making with a strong quality management and /or risk management background. The Case Manager provides leadership and guidance for the development of the caregiver support program at the unit/team/work group level; clinical evidence-based services and interventions for the caregiver and Veteran; education and consultation for the caregiver, Veteran, and staff on caregiver issues: community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and the evaluation of caregiver issues. The incumbent is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the program, as well as, for the management of data related to the program at the program level.

      The incumbent will function in support of caregivers, Veterans and family members throughout the medical center and in community settings. The Case Manager is responsible for developing and establishing linkages and collaborate on VA caregiver support efforts with community health care and social service agencies. The incumbent is also administratively responsible and accountable for clinical and program development and effectiveness of the facility Caregiver Support Program therefore, the incumbent possesses advanced knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available for caregivers from both federal, state and private sector resources. The Case Manager ensures the patient is screened for social service needs, home care, and other community care needs, and that referrals are coordinated and made as necessary and appropriate by the responsible discipline. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: participating in the development. implementation and maintenance of a systematic assessment of clinical, administrative and research practices in support of Utilization Management, Risk Management, Care Management and Performance Improvement processes. Ensuring patient health education needs are identified, and education and teaching, is provided to patients and significant other by responsible discipline. Reporting findings accordingly. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. The incumbent must be able to distinguish between problems, which he/she is capable of managing or handling, and those, which require consultation with or assessment by another professional. He/she must be an effective communicator who can gain the trust and respect of patients, and who is able to clearly communicate plans of care to patients. The incumbent will identify, reduce, and prevent health care related infection by insuring high quality nursing practices to screen and control transmission of infection in patients in all phases of the adult life-cycle. Practice is based on the nursing process and evidence-based research. The individual will ensure that the patient is screened for social service needs, home care, and other community care needs, and that referrals are coordinated and made as necessary and appropriate by the responsible discipline..Other duties include: implementation of approved policies and procedures; completion of required documentation in accordance with regulatory agencies. Actively involved in continuously evaluating practice for caregiver support, based on established professional, community, and regulatory standards such as clinical practice guidelines and the Joint Commission.

      Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm







Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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