Registered Nurse - Orthopedic Surgery Care Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan
Internal Number: 721048400
*Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for high qualified external applicants* 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: The incumbent will be required to move throughout the clinic to interrelate with staff, patients, physicians, other medical center providers, and administrative staff. The incumbent may be asked to lift and carry light to medium weight items such as reports, files, manuals, etc., (up to 20 pounds). The incumbent is expected to use proper preventive ergonomic techniques to perform all duties. A significant amount of time is spent working at a desk utilizing a personal computer, phone, copier, printer, mainframe terminals, etc. The incumbent must be able to use the computer without limitations. 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 operative/invasive procedures. 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. The incumbent will also be required to travel to the Ann Arbor facility, and to meetings within the VISN or VHA. Although this is primarily an administrative day shift position, there may be times when work needs to be performed on off tours or weekends. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Major Duties: The Orthopedic Care Manager works in the Orthopedic or other Surgery Services Clinic. Responsibilities include assuring that appropriate documentation reflects patient assessments and interdisciplinary treatment plans in preparation for surgery. In addition, the nurse demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to adult and geriatric patients, through collaborative strategies, in compliance with the Michigan Nurse Practice Act, Medical Center, and VAHQ standards of practice. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the immediate guidance and direction of the Orthopedic health care providers and ultimately the Chief, Surgery Service and the Surgery Service Clinic Nurse Manager. The incumbent will also take direction, as applicable to the functioning of the Section, from Orthopedic resident and attending physician staff. The incumbent will coordinate changes in the surgery schedule with the patient and OR staff; ensure timely History and Physicals; organize lodging/admission consults, coordinate surgical equipment/prosthetics/representatives for cases to reduce cancellations and increase OR utilization. In `addition, the incumbent will provide pre-operative education to Orthopedic patients as directed by the Orthopedic health care providers and Chief of Orthopedics; coordinate multiple consult/appointment follow ups as needed and any other duties assigned by the supervisor. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Responsible for the scheduling into the VISTA Surgical Software Program operative cases specific to Surgery- Make routine patient return phone calls - Identify red flag phone calls or patient issues to bring to the attention of NP or resident/attending staff - Management of clinic profiles - Management and updating of Service Agreement - Consult completion management - Encounter Action Required report management - Attendance at facility Care Manager meetings - Patient education in clinic - Assist with resident teaching in clinic - Make 2-day prior-to-surgery patient phone calls - Service specific duties within Scope of Practice - Coordinate inpatient-to-outpatient follow-up transition - Oversee coordination of all pre-operative work-ups - Triaging all outpatient consults - Coordinate image processing with other non-Ann Arbor VAMC Radiology Services when needed - Provide communication link between administrative support staff, and support staff from any other department as needed. - Oversee coordination of all outpatient follow-up visits - Assist with various research projects if/when needed - Provide pre-operative information to the patients for elective cases - Provide back-up clinical service coverage for other surgical specialties to ensure adequate service coverage for staff illness, vacation, etc. - Creation and maintenance of RME standard operating procedures and staff competencies - Contact vendors and coordinate any loaner trays/instruments or implants needed for surgical procedures - Any additional work assigned by the supervisor. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am -4:00pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Telework available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - 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 whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.