This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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 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: This position requires the selected applicant to operate a motor vehicle and lift 30 pounds. Position also requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, kneeling, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or during patient procedures and care. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Use of fingers, both hands, and near and far vision is required. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Registered Nurse, in addition to being a\ncore member of the HBPC interdisciplinary team, functions in the HBPC team role as a care manager and is responsible for: Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Using the nursing process and evidence-based practice, influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the HBPC as well as expanded HBPC team members. Delivering direct nursing care in the home setting. Developing and coordinating the patient's plan of care to include ongoing assessment and re-assessment, care planning, care coordination, monitoring, and evaluating clinical outcomes. Interacting, coordinating and advocating for the patient/caregiver with other relevant parties across a continuum of care, beyond a single episode of care, ensuring seamless transitions. Providing individualized education and support to the patient and caregiver to optimize clinical outcomes and support quality of life decisions. Providing intensive care management. Linking patients with resources through collaborating with services internal and external to the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) to facilitate care transition in order to manage and coordinate care to effectively meet the patients' needs. Coordinating resources for comprehensive care to avoid duplication of services and streamline staff interaction and services with the patient. Participating in the development of the individual plan of care at interdisciplinary care meetings for assigned panel of patients. Demonstrates clinical expertise and knowledge of health care programs to improve the quality of patient care and the use of resources to facilitate compliance with internal and external requirements and standards. Demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients. Acquires and demonstrates strength in the areas of interpersonal relations, critical thinking, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Supports and actively participates in initiatives. Work Schedule: Varying Daylight Hours\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position, applicant will need to be within commute distance of the Dubois Community Based Outpatient Clinic.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Cynthia Powell, email@example.com, (412) 822-3305 the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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