Geriatrics Clinics provide an outpatient interdisciplinary clinic to support evaluation and management of frail elderly with various complex geriatric syndromes and dementia who are at risk for institutionalization. The interdisciplinary services provided within this clinic are expected to serve the growing geriatric population, reduce resource utilization, and improve Veteran and Caregiver satisfaction. 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. 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 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. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. 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: Involves considerable amount of driving. Requires use of hands for actions such as typing, simple grasping, fine manipulation, an d repetitive actions. Requires the ability to frequently respond to multiple demands and priorities. Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste, and chemicals. Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations. Travel is required for this position within the catchment area of VA Northern California Health Care System. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory The Geriatric RN Care Manager (RN CM) is a licensed professional RN who is assigned to a designated panel of geriatric and dementia care veterans within Geriatrics and Extended Care. The Geriatric RN CM collaborates with other Geriatric PACT (Geri PACT and consult clinic) team members (patient, provider, Medical Support Assistant (MSA), LVN, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) and the larger team (family/caregiver, internal and community-based services) in supporting the patient-centered, patient-driven holistic plan of care to deliver and manage preventative, proactive, patient-driven care and chronic disease management and care needs effectively and efficiently. The RNCM demonstrates leadership in delivering efficient, comprehensive, and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active patient care, collaboration, communication, and coordination of resources The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performs, reports, and records nursing care and procedures of the Veterans scheduled at the clinic and assist the LVN as needed. Triages and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems. Assists in determining appropriate scheduling based on patient's clinical needs. Right person, right place, right time Maintains expertise in chronic care/disease management and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. Utilizes the Primary Care Almanac and PACT Metrics to address population health management issues and improve Team processes. Exhibits leadership in promoting proactive and evidence-based care by bringing up to date research and data to the team and collaborates with ancillary team members and resources within the clinic to manage clinic access issues. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; with flexibility to meet patient and program needs. 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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