Registered Nurse
Department of Veterans Affairs - Hampton, VA

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 617282

One part-time Registered Nurse for a Home Telehealth (HT) position is available in Primary Care for a Home Telehealth program expansion in support of a weight management program for veterans considered “at risk” due to obesity or overweight with weight related health problems. The Home Telehealth coordinator is directly supervised by the Home Telehealth Lead Care Coordinator for clinical supervision and programmatic oversight, and is accountable to the Service Line Associate Chief Nurse, Primary Care who serves as the Clinical Director of the Home Telehealth Program.

Tour of duty is 20 hours per week, between Monday - Friday, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm. Local travel to provide community outreach and in home services will be required. Salary/Grade is determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience, and credentials. This announcement is open to all qualified

U. S. Citizens. More than one applicant maybe hired from this announcement. First consideration will be given to permanent VAMC Hampton employees.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship

Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.

Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:
A. Provides care to a designated panel of patients ensuring care that is timely, appropriate, high quality, and cost effective.

B. Serves as an expert resource in the clinical, technical and business aspects of health services and is a liaison to health staff in coordinating care to veterans with chronic medical conditions.

C. Ensures that the home telehealth program appropriately focus on appropriate health care needs of the veterans.

D. Conducts assessment, coordinates and plans various health care services; acts and advocates on behalf of the veteran to assure that clinical services are received and monitors progress of the patient.

E. Works collaboratively with Home Telehealth program staff, MOVE! (Weight Management Program for Veterans) Coordinator, dietitian, primary care providers, and other healthcare professionals who may be involved in the care of the patient. Collaborates with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes.

F. Performs education and screening for health care needs and documents interventions.

G. Initiates effective actions in emergencies.

H. Documents observations, assessments, and changes in patient’s condition.

I. Participates in performance improvement activities at the unit level, as assigned.

J. Teaches and promotes health maintenance and rehabilitation of patients and families.

k. Conducts home visits for the purpose of enrollment, patient education and installation of equipment

L. Follow the Joint Commission Safety Goals and policies.

m. Performs other directly related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATIONS :
A. Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens per VA Handbook 5005/2, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3g).

B. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, an accrediting are of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

C. A current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.

D. BS degree in Nursing is preferred; minimum of 2 years of successful nursing practice is required.

E. Demonstrated ability in the areas of interpersonal relations, critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution.

F. Must meet physical requirements of the position in accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

G. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

Grade/Salary is determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience, and credentials

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent. Addtional applicates may be hired off of this announcement.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...