***THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT*** Bay Pines VA Healthcare System at Lee County Healthcare Center is seeking registered nurses who are highly reliable, compassionate, experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable to serve in the role of Registered Nurse Care Coordinator. The RN provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families in the outpatient arena. They must be accountable for adhering to established policies, protocols, standards of care and standards of practice. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) Education. 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) OR 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) Licensure. 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. Preferred Experience/Education: Associate Degree or Diploma with two to three years of successful professional nursing practice or Bachelor's in Nursing with one to two years of successful nursing experience - Preferred National Certification in Ambulatory Care or similar - Preferred Basic Life Support Certification - Preferred Candidates must demonstrate superior interpersonal, organizational and team building skills. Physical Requirements: Incumbent must possess the mental and physical ability to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment. Physical requirements include visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. May involve potentially long periods of lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and repeated bending. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Safe patient handling equipment is provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive, sit and/or ride in GSA vehicles for long periods of time. Position may require working outside for extended periods of time. In-direct patient care work is mostly sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to complete the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as patient records and supplies. In-direct care staff may be assigned to work in direct care areas as needed. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["This Open Continuous Announcement will be used to fill vacancies in different services areas of Nursing Service and different locations. Duties will include but are not limited to oversight of nursing staff, patient intake, documentation, diabetic checks, point of care testing including pregnancy testing, finger stick for blood glucose testing, and EKGs, vital signs, health screenings including ETOH, COVID screening, depression, and PTSD.\nThe RN will assess, triage, take histories and document mental health conditions as well as providing overall coordination of care across the healthcare continuum and provide other modalities of care to the patients including virtual care visits.\nRN will be responsible for educating the patients on disease processes and treatment plans in both the individual and group setting.\nRN will be expected to float within all areas of LCHCC Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), COVID-19 operations, and CBOCs as required by nursing leadership.\nRNs within PACT assist with care coordination and are a pivotal member of the direct care team working very closely with the LPN, clinical associate, and the Primary Care Physician in caring for a panel of Veteran patients.\nRN reports directly to the Nurse Manager of the outpatient clinic and will function as team leader and charge nurse as assigned.\nAll RN positions are nurses who support of the physician or ARNP on their units.\nIn addition, RNs are expected to be able to be respirator FIT tested and assist with COVID operations to include: COVID-19 screening, COVID-19 vaccines, and COVID-19 swabbing. COVID-19 duties may include working outside under a tent for extended periods of time. Other duties as assigned.\nRN activities must reflect the highest standards that are consistent with the mission, values, priorities, goals, and resources of BPVAHCS.RN must demonstrate competency in the assessment of urgent care patients including acute coronary syndrome and stroke.\nRN will perform other duties under the direction of the Nurse Manager or designee as assigned.\nThis position has requirements for influenza and COVID vaccination.\nThis is a very autonomous position with an active role in providing face to face as well as telephonic, web based and virtual patient care to a provider's panel of patients.\nThis position is not open to novice nurses. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 3:00pm; 7:00am - 3:30pm; 7:30am - 4:00pm; 8:00am - 4:30pm; 8:30am - 5:00pm - w/extended hours and Saturdays possible\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized for highly qualified candidates (as determined by the Service Chief)\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.