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Job Title: Staff Nurse (Home Based Primary Care)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Long Beach, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/01/2017
Expire Date: 11/30/2017
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Job Description
Staff Nurse (Home Based Primary Care)

The incumbent is assigned to the HBPC Program within the Primary Care Healthcare Group at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Provides nursing care in the patient's home with general supervision as needed for direction. The incumbent selected for this position will be under the direct supervision of the Nurse Supervisor of the Primary Care Healthcare Group to which assigned. He/she utilizes the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with members of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and larger team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The RN functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team managing a defined but dynamic caseload of patients and coordinating the provision of care of the patients paneled in the HBPC Program. The RN collaborates with patients to assess and identify needs, issues, care goals, and resources in critical factors for achieving desired outcomes for discharge, post hospital recovery, and health maintenance/wellness. The RN is responsible for the direct care of the patient . The RN is primarily accountable for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating direct and indirect nursing care, and identifying outcomes for patients in home setting. The RN is responsible for patient/family relations, environmental safety, monitoring of clinical competencies, workload, resource utilization, and performance improvement. The RN assesses prospective HBPC patients and assists in the decision to admit and respond to consults to the HBPC program. The specific patient population to whom direct care is provided includes adults with different conditions. Other key responsibilities include:
*Collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's needs.
* Promoting patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on patient's goals.
* Providing both team and disease case management for a panel of patients assigned as applicable.
* Utilizing multiple communication modalities to meet the needs of the patient including telephone, secure messenger and office visits and documenting interactions

*Responding to MyHealtheVet/Secure Messaging requests from veterans/family members within 24 administrative hours of receipt.

* Promoting an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations, and improvements.
* Demonstrating leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, team leader to colleagues.

*Communicating regularly with nurse managers, physicians, nursing supervisors, charge nurses, transfer coordinators, allied healthcare staff, healthcare technicians, Pharmacy, and the business office
* Traveling to other Primary Care Outpatient Clinics may be required

**Daily travel in the field and Veteran's homes is required.

We are a 24/7 operation. Incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and off-tour to meet the needs of our Veterans.

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Registration - Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA
  • Educational requirements can be met as follows:

(1) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). OR

(2) 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. OR

(3) 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.

*Must possess a valid California drivers license.*

The following requirements are preferred for this position:

  • At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment - Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).

* One year (or more) working experience as a registered nurse.

* Applicants who are new graduates may apply to the new graduate program, when available on www.USAjobs.gov.

References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by aProfessional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

light lifting, under 15 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, straight pulling (1 Hour) pulling hand over hand (1.5 hours), pushing (1 hours), reaching above sholders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (12 hours), standing (12 hours) repeated bending (4 hours) climbing, legs only (.2 hours) both legs required ( prothsis Ok) Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, specific visual lrequirements (specify)- good vision in one eye. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted), able to hear using a stethoscope for vital signs. able to crawl when needed, and able to kneel when needed.

Veteran's Preference:

When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veteransshould claim preferenceon the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, andPurple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submita completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.

Required Documents:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1.Completed Online Questionnaire
2.CV or Resume
3.VA Form 10- 2850a - Application For Nurses And Nurse Anesthetists (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf
4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
5. Unofficial transcript(s) - official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired).

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Internal VA Long Beach Employees:

1. Resume

2. Memorandum of interest (Optional)

Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Registration ? Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA
  • Educational requirements can be met as follows:

(1) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). OR

(2) 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. OR

(3) 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.

*Must possess a valid California drivers license.*

The following requirements are preferred for this position:

  • At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment ? Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).

One year (or more) working experience as a registered nurse.

Applicants who are new graduates may apply to the new graduate program, when available on www.USAjobs.gov.

References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by aProfessional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

light lifting, under 15 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, straight pulling (1 Hour) pulling hand over hand (1.5 hours), pushing (1 hours), reaching above sholders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (12 hours), standing (12 hours) repeated bending (4 hours) climbing, legs only (.2 hours) both legs required ( prothsis Ok) Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, specific visual lrequirements (specify)- good vision in one eye. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted), able to hear using a stethoscope for vital signs. able to crawl when needed, and able to kneel when needed.

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