Registered Nurse (RN) - Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Danville, Illinois
Internal Number: 650178800
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is not approved. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/23/2022. 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: RN clinical outpatient or ambulatory care experience; Telephone triage experience; Prior hospital or LPN experience helpful. 2-3 Years RN experience, experience in Ambulatory Care Setting. BSN 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: .The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This potions requires potentially long periods of continues 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 veterans 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, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["The Registered Nurse, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), sees Veterans for care management and is responsible for ensuring their health are need in collaboration with the Core Team (Veteran, Primary Care Provider, LPN, and Clerical Associate) are met. Responsibilities which include, but are not limited to: Supports Veteran's care via tele-health, secure messaging and telephone triage; Helps Veterans to self manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chemical dependency, cancer, dementia, and any other conditions that may warrant additional attention; Triages and applies collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving Veteran's care problems, and develop care goals for resolving or managing these issues; Focuses on wellness and patient education, and uses motivational interviewing techniques to help the Veteran meet his/her goals; Participates in interdisciplinary meetings with Veterans, families and team to facilitate collaboration. Maintain a current knowledge of interdisciplinary resources, programs and services to include community resources as appropriate; Collaborates with services, internal and external, to facilitate care; Initiates and participate in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes; Serves as a preceptor or mentor to colleagues to enhance professional growth, development and practice; Will be required to draw labs; Responsible for providing coverage for other Nursing PACT team members. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00pm\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.