NOTE: This Registered Nurse (PACT) position is located in Primary Care Service at the Manchester, NH, VA Medical Center. This position is full-time at 40 hours per week. NOTE: If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Gilbert Fernands, HR Specialist for RN recruitment, at 603.624.4366 at extension 5070. NOTE: An incomplete application package will result in being rated ineligible for further consideration. A complete application is: 1. resume that meets Federal employment criteria with RN license information; 2. official College Transcripts with degree conferred date; and 3. Most Recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50 with Salary Information (Must be from 2021) (Required for Federal employees). NOTE: Nursing education must be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at the time of graduation. NOTE: Preferred Experience: One (1) year as a registered nurse in primary and/or ambulatory care setting. Scope of Nurse: The Registered Nurse (PACT) reports to the Nurse Manager for Primary Care with second line reporting to the Chief Nurse of Ambulatory and Long-Term Care Services. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following description: Participates in daily huddles, weekly pre-planning and monthly team meetings with core members of the PACT team. Relays relevant information to PACT/interdisciplinary team. Coordinates care by working across care settings to assist patients and ensure they receive the necessary care. Assists with care coordination and case management internally and externally. Monitors patient's treatment plans to ensure there is no lapse in care. Uses appropriate data sources for panel management. Ensures release of information (ROI) is obtained and properly documented in the health record. Utilizes clinic slots appropriately, maximizing patient flow. Triages patients as needed. Monitors patients at high risk for hospitalization and keeping the Primary Care Provider (PCP) apprised of clinical issues needing provider intervention. Provides post discharge and emergency room telephone calls to team panel to ensure safe transitions in care, assessing current needs and appointing as needed for follow up care. Collaborates with internal and external services to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's needs. Properly utilizes all methods of care delivery to include video and telehealth. Collaborates with the Nurse Manager; creating a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Manages consults and patient inquiries (electronic or telephone) expeditiously Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the next level or grade level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the higher level. Notifications: This position is a Bargaining Unit position. Selectee may be required to work at any Manchester VA Healthcare System campus, as needed. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. This position is in the Excepted Service. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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