Registered Nurse - Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Women's Health

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Fargo, North Dakota
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2334105973
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
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Summary

Registered Nurse - Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Women's Health will utilize the nursing process and evidence based practice to deliver and manage comprehensive care to an assigned panel of patients in a clinic setting. The RN is a key member of the PACT and multidisciplinary team and is responsible for collaboration with other team members, promoting effective communication and ethical practice. RN functions within their scope of practice to provide high quality direct patient care.

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Responsibilities

The Registered Nurse (RN) - Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Women's Health demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The nurse collaborates with the Core Team (Patient, Primary Care provider, PACT/RN Care Manager, PACT LPN and Medical Support Assistant) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient driven holistic care plan for life. The nurse collaborates with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition to effectively meet the patient's needs. The PACT RN also functions as a part of the broader Primary Care Clinic team and has effective customer service skills when working with internal and external customers.

* Provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured Veterans while following the PACT model of care. Provides efficient care triaging patients according to established protocols documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition.
* Collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes.
* Providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.
* Educating patients about healthy practices and treatment modalities.
* Coordinating the care across settings and among caregivers and managing information.
* Communicating effectively with internal and external customers, including, but not limited to: demonstrating professional speaking and writing abilities and documenting interactions in a responsible, accountable and ethical manner that will facilitate quality review and promote effective care management.
* Complies with health, safety and environmental rules and procedures. Performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment. Ensures strict adherence to federal, state, and local codes concerning health, safety and the environment as applicable within the performance of his/her duties.
* Assist each patient to identify and meet basic health needs and improve his/her health status to the individual's maximum potential.
* Participates in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives, as well as, customer service program.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 0730-1600 with occasional extended hours (1600-1830)

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Functional Statement #: PD000000

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

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0610 Nurse

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Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

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:

* 3-5 yrs nursing experience in a clinical setting (i.e. Women's Health, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine).

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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling intermittent hours; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 3 hours; standing 3 hours; kneeling 1/4 hour; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; specific visual correction to read fine print; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; and no skin allergies preventing use of protective equipment.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: 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.