<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Housing Urban Development/Veterans Administration Supported Housing (HUD/VASH) Nurse Case Manager demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaboration strategies with others to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients for which he/she is assigned. The HUD/VASH Nurse Case Manager provides comprehensive case management for homeless patients who are provided housing through the Housing Choice Voucher program.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients.</li> <li>Responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level.</li> <li>Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within the facility, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), or Veterans Administration Central Office (VACO).</li> <li>Utilizes core elements of performance including knowledge and active participation in unit/service/program/VISN level quality improvement processes, such as the customer service program.</li> <li>Promotes the medical center mission, vision and values; compiles the Equal Employment Opportunity programs, partnerships, customer service standards and Veterans Affairs policies and procedures.</li> <li>Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents care to promote health and achievement of treatment goals and include the interdisciplinary team.</li> <li>Collaborates and coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the patient to ensure comprehensive service delivery and as a liaison between the VA and community resources.</li> <li>Initiates follow-up as needed.</li> <li>Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult or elderly patient and family?s diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.</li> <li>Focuses on problems, initiates referrals to other disciplines and/or services as appropriate.</li> <li>Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided.</li> <li>Assigns staff to provide care based on staff competencies and identifies priorities to ensure safe and effective patients care.</li> <li>Demonstrates and/or verbalizes correct responses to emergencies as well as initiates effective action in emergencies.</li> <li>Demonstrates understanding of infection control precautions appropriate for the patient population.</li> <li>Initiates and utilizes positive, effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation, teamwork, and effective interaction with internal and external customers.</li> <li>Leads others in the application of knowledge/skills in caring for patients.</li> <li>Assumes responsibility/accountability for evaluation of all delegated tasks and is self-directed in the identification of learning needs and development of individual performance plans.</li> <li>Must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds.</li> <li>Basic Life Support (BLS) required for RNs in direct patient care positions.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job</li> <li>Designated and/or random drug testing required</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959</li> <li>You may be required to serve a probationary period</li> <li>Subject to a background/security investigation</li> <li>Must be proficient in written and spoken English</li> <li>Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process</li> <li>Must pass pre-employment physical examination</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/31/2019.<br /> <strong>Basic Requirements</strong>: <ul> <li>United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.</li> <li>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. <strong>OR</strong> 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) <strong>OR</strong> 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.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> <strong>Preferred Experience:</strong> BSN preferred, 2-3 years acute care experience preferred, Ambulatory care experience preferred, Mental Health experience a plus.<br /><br /><strong>Grade Determinations</strong>: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: <ul> <li>Nurse I Level I – An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> <strong>Reference:</strong> VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Requirements:</strong> position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patient and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, and able to shift priorities based on patient needs.<br /><br /><strong>Work Schedule:</strong> 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday<br /> <strong>Financial Disclosure Report:</strong> Not required<br /> <strong>Recruitment/Relocation Incentives:</strong> Not Authorized<br /> <strong>PCS Expenses: </strong>Not Authorized <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>IMPORTANT: </strong>A transcript (not a diploma) <strong>must</strong> be submitted with your application.<br /><br /><strong>Note: </strong>Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.<br /><br />This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.<br /><br />It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.<br /><br />This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.</strong> Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE: </strong>Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional 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.<br /><br />Experience as an 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.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /><br /><ul><li>License</li><li>VA Form 10-2850a. Application for Nurses</li><li>Resume</li><li>Transcript</li></ul><br /><br />VA Form 10-2850a – Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http: www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search . <strong> REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. </strong><br /><br />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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.<br /> <ul><li>Cover Letter</li><li>DD-214/ Statement of Service</li><li>Disability Letter (Schedule A)</li><li>Disability Letter (VA)</li><li>License</li><li>OF-306</li><li>VA Form 10-2850a. Application for Nurses</li><li>Other (2)</li><li>Professional Certification</li><li>Resume</li><li>Separation Notice (RIF)</li><li>SF-15</li><li>SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action</li><li>Transcript</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.