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Registered Nurse (Patient Aligned Care Team - Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Toledo
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

The Patient Aligned Care Team RN utilizes the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate within then Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Coordinator, LPN or Health Technician, and Medical Support Administrator) and larger team family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) that promotes execution of the patient-driven holistic care plan. As a member of the Teamlet, the PACT RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The PACT RN provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The PACT RN serves as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as the RN continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice. The PACT RN effectively executes nurse driven clinics for appropriate patient populations in order to support positive health outcomes for veterans.Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredThe PACT RN duties include: Independently plans and delivers technically competent care to patients with complex needs. Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care. Reports equipment in need of repair Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately. Role-specific Competency Checklist is complete and is rated competent in all measured areas. Documents the nursing process utilizing the computerized Patient Record System(CPRS). Completes appropriate clinical remindersand closes encounters. Documentation is technically informative, consistent, accurate, concise and timely. Manages nursing care of patients Functions as PACT teamlet leader in providing direction to staff in meeting patient care needs. Ensures that assigned delegated tasks are completed by team members Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary. Organizes and prioritizes in order to meet changing patient care needs and staff assignments. Assigns patient care responsibilities based upon patient needs and competencies of staff. Demonstrates grade appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. Follows facility policy for age and population specific care and education. Performs triage responsibilities in accordance with established policy and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying,analyzing and resolving patient care problems. Follows facility policy for health promotion and risk reduction strategies. Demonstrates ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with all levels of services and disciplines. Assists with the coordination of health care systems and intervenes or consults with team members as needed to facilitate theachievement of patient outcomes.Collaborates with inpatient veterans, caregivers, and healthcare team to assess and identify needs, issues, care goals, and resources critical to achieving desired outcomes for discharge, post hospital recovery and health maintenance/wellness.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: 2-3 years of RN experience that is at or above an acceptable level of quality.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.Physical Requirements: This position requires Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 8 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental & muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to donprotective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who arecombative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION - applicants are required to submit the following:1. REQUIRED: VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch.2. REQUIRED: Resume10-2850aResumeVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch.The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.Cover LetterDD-214OF-30610-2850aResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript

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