Staff Nurse (Surgical Float Case Manager)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Iowa City, IA

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The Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System (ICVAHCS) is recruiting for one full-time Surgical Float Staff Nurse.

The ICVAHCS is one of the facilities of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. Not only are we the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to



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.

The Surgical RN Float Case Manager integrates health care for clients requiring surgical consultation and/or surgical care during clinic visits, as well as from pre-admission to post discharge. This is accomplished through the coordination and sequencing of the client’s care. The RN Float Case Manager seeks to evaluate outcomes based on an integration amongst established clinical, financial and utilization data. The nurse utilizes independent nursing judgment when integrating health care. The nurse has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-specific structured care methodologies, such as protocols/guidelines/standards of care relating to the overall health care needs of adult and/or geriatric patients requiring surgical specialty consultation or care.

The Surgical RN Float Case Manager will be expected to learn the function of each specialty surgical clinic and will work with clients in all surgical specialty clinics as assigned. The RN Float Case Manager will be expected to provide coverage to any surgical specialty clinics as assigned. Ability to communicate with patients, family members and others on the health care team required. Coordinates, facilitates, and negotiates with others. Monitors, evaluates and trends patient responses utilizing structured care methodologies. Controls variances and duplication. Must work closely with ancillary and support services. Ability to document clearly. Ability to solve problems. Self-motivated and able to work with little direction. Ability to incorporate teaching/learning principles and adapt teaching to individual clients. Ability to facilitate groups and implement projects when necessary. Nursing experience with surgical patients preferred.


minimum of 2 years RN Nursing experience and experience in Surgical Care is preferred.

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (Or as needed to cover assigned clinics).

Relocation and/or Recruitment Incentive is not authorized for this position.

Citizen of the United States.

Graduate of a school of professional nursing.

Proficient in spoken and written English.

Experience with Surgical Care patients preferred.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.


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


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.

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


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

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