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RN (MDS-CLC)

VA Medical Center


Location:
West Palm Beach, FL
Date:
12/02/2017
2017-12-022018-01-07
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The MDS Nurse for CLC interprets the philosophy and goals of Nursing Service and the CLC to others in the work setting.

  • Functions within established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and develop therapeutic relationships with clients, their caregivers and other professional and supportive personnel who provide client care.
  • He/she serves as a liaison between the MDS Coordinator for the CLC and the Interdisciplinary Team and nursing staff and works closely with the Primary Nurses. He/she consults with the Clinical Nurse Educators as appropriate.
  • The MDS Nurse for Long Term Care (LTC) Community Living Center (CLC) is a registered nurse who coordinates care for a group of residents admitted in the CLC.
  • Demonstrates expertise in application of the nursing process to the RAI MDS assessment and interdisciplinary care plans
  • Responsible for assessing the resident in order to complete the MDS/MPAF nursing assessment subsequently completing and answering the Care Area Assessment (CAA) and developing the care plan as per established time frames.
  • Works in team with the Primary Nurses to develop the care plan and to assure that the resident's care plan goals and approaches are carried out, revised as needed and modified between team meetings.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team members to assure the interdisciplinary care plan reflects the resident's desired goals and approaches. He/she assures that the care plan is an accurate guide for the resident's individualized care and that direct care providers have input and access to the plan of care to ensure the plan is implemented and the resident's goals achieved
  • Actively participates in the neighborhood morning reports, sharing their expertise regarding MDS, influencing others to use MDS as the driver of care
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical and leadership skills and is competent in utilizing the MDS/MPAF process as the driver of care.
  • Evaluates the MDS Quality Indicators, analyzes the reasons why residents trigger the QI and collaborates with the Nurse Managers, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team to develop action plans as needed; subsequently he/she evaluates the action plan and notify the outcome to the Nurse Managers.

Work Schedule: Days/Evenings; possible compressed tour, with the understanding tours are subject to change to meet the needs of the area.Possible weekend/holiday rotation.







graph of estimated pay ranges
$49,536

$103,396





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/2/2017



Application Close Date

12/21/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Open ONLY to current permanent VA Employees



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. t
        • 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)
      • 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:
      Long Term Care Experience
      MDS 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 12/21/2017 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:


      Job Position: CAYY-10092168-18-MI




      The MDS Nurse for CLC interprets the philosophy and goals of Nursing Service and the CLC to others in the work setting.

      • Functions within established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and develop therapeutic relationships with clients, their caregivers and other professional and supportive personnel who provide client care.
      • He/she serves as a liaison between the MDS Coordinator for the CLC and the Interdisciplinary Team and nursing staff and works closely with the Primary Nurses. He/she consults with the Clinical Nurse Educators as appropriate.
      • The MDS Nurse for Long Term Care (LTC) Community Living Center (CLC) is a registered nurse who coordinates care for a group of residents admitted in the CLC.
      • Demonstrates expertise in application of the nursing process to the RAI MDS assessment and interdisciplinary care plans
      • Responsible for assessing the resident in order to complete the MDS/MPAF nursing assessment subsequently completing and answering the Care Area Assessment (CAA) and developing the care plan as per established time frames.
      • Works in team with the Primary Nurses to develop the care plan and to assure that the resident's care plan goals and approaches are carried out, revised as needed and modified between team meetings.
      • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team members to assure the interdisciplinary care plan reflects the resident's desired goals and approaches. He/she assures that the care plan is an accurate guide for the resident's individualized care and that direct care providers have input and access to the plan of care to ensure the plan is implemented and the resident's goals achieved
      • Actively participates in the neighborhood morning reports, sharing their expertise regarding MDS, influencing others to use MDS as the driver of care
      • Demonstrates a high level of clinical and leadership skills and is competent in utilizing the MDS/MPAF process as the driver of care.
      • Evaluates the MDS Quality Indicators, analyzes the reasons why residents trigger the QI and collaborates with the Nurse Managers, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team to develop action plans as needed; subsequently he/she evaluates the action plan and notify the outcome to the Nurse Managers.

      Work Schedule: Days/Evenings; possible compressed tour, with the understanding tours are subject to change to meet the needs of the area.Possible weekend/holiday rotation.






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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