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Nurse IV-National Program Manager -Transition and Care Management Program

VA Medical Center


Location:
Washington, DC
Date:
04/20/2018
2018-04-202018-05-27
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Job Details


Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Patient Care Services, in Washington DC. The incumbent of this position serves as the National Program Manager (PM) for the Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program with assignment to Transition and Care Management Services (TCMS) and Care Management and Social Work Services (CMSWS) in Patient Care Services (PCS), VA Central Office (VACO), Washington, DC. The position provides support to CMSWS in the development, enhancement, and improvement of national standards, policies, and guidelines to improve the effectiveness and quality of transition and care management services. The position 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 influences organizational mission and health care. The TCM PM functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant and is recognized as a national subject matter expert in care and case management. The TCM PM is responsible and accountable for providing consultation to Network and facility Directors across the healthcare continuum, and other Patient Care Services (PCS) program offices, and other Veterans Health Administration (VHA) offices. The TCM PM functions in a collaborative team effort with professional clinical program officials from other Strategic Health Care Groups within PCS, in VA Central Office (VACO), in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy regarding transition and care management services. The incumbent will work in partnership with the Office of Nursing Services to co-lead the joint, national effort to improve collaboration, communication and coordination across case management programs-ultimately transforming case management services into an integrated model.




Duties

Major duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

- Functions as one of the primary professional and technical advisors in the oversight of the Transition and Care Management Program.
- Provides leadership and addresses issues that have significant national impact on the success of VA's efforts to support Post-9/11 Service members and Veterans.
- Consults and collaborates with leaders throughout Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA), Department of Defense (DOD), and major non-governmental organizations and community partners is required.
- Develops and oversees national policy for the program including support and guidance for the VISN Points of Contact and the TCM Program Manager and Transition Patient Advocate (as indicated) at each of the VA Medical Centers.
- Develops and implements an integrated model of care coordination and case management services throughout VHA

Work schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Available
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available
PCS Expenses:Not Available
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$113,896

$151,472





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/20/2018



Application Close Date

5/1/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

None




























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

    • 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 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.
      • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
      • 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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
        trequirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. 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 theNCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
      • 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: Extensive clinical case management knowledge and leadership experience and demonstrate professional competency in serving as a national leader of a program of broad scope, magnitude and complexity.
      Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of program offices with VA, DoD and the community

      Grade Determinations: Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of

      quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and

      Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing

      Personnel. The criteria are as follows:

      Practice - Uses an analytical framework, such as the nursing process, to create an environment that facilitates the delivery of
      care. Coordinates and evaluates integrated programs or demonstrates clinical excellence in management of population
      groups.

      Ethics - Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff in or beyond the organization and the
      local health care community.

      Resource Utilization -Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with professional standards and with the
      mission and goals of the organization to improve the cost-effective use of resources.

      Education/Career Development - Develops staff for career progression. Forecasts new knowledge needs for changing
      practice environments/population groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to meet those needs.

      Performance - Implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies, and applicable regulations.

      Collaboration - Demonstrates leadership in developing productive working relationships with groups in other programs,
      services, academic settings, and community agencies

      Collegiality - Contributes to the professional growth and development of colleagues and other health care providers at the
      local, regional, state, or national level.

      Quality of Care - Provides leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care in diverse or complex
      programs.

      Research - Collaborates with staff, other disciplines, faculty, and peers in developing, conducting, and evaluating research
      activities and programs

      References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard, dated March
      17, 2009. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is Nurse IV. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of Nurse III to Nurse IV.

      Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.




  • 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 05/01/2018 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: CASA-10188897-18-HDM




      Major duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

      - Functions as one of the primary professional and technical advisors in the oversight of the Transition and Care Management Program.
      - Provides leadership and addresses issues that have significant national impact on the success of VA's efforts to support Post-9/11 Service members and Veterans.
      - Consults and collaborates with leaders throughout Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA), Department of Defense (DOD), and major non-governmental organizations and community partners is required.
      - Develops and oversees national policy for the program including support and guidance for the VISN Points of Contact and the TCM Program Manager and Transition Patient Advocate (as indicated) at each of the VA Medical Centers.
      - Develops and implements an integrated model of care coordination and case management services throughout VHA

      Work schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
      Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
      Telework: Available
      Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available
      PCS Expenses:Not Available
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
      Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.







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 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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