Registered Nurse (RN) - Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Springfield, Illinois, Illinois
Internal Number: 721006600
A recruitment/relocation Incentive is not approved for this position. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 Primary Care 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 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards 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 7:45 am - 4:15pm. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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