Registered Nurse (Clinical Operations & Business Intelligence)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 654078200
The Registered Nurse (RN) is assigned to the Office of Clinical Operations and Business Intelligence at VA Puget Sound. The RN is responsible for the planning, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of the Veteran's care. The RN serves as a liaison to both internal and external providers and will be responsible for managing the care of the Veteran and the seamless transition to and from the community. 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. Preferred Experience: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Minimum 2-3 years nursing experience Demonstrated proficiency and operational knowledge of electronic health record systems, technology, Outlook, Microsoft Office or other equivalent programs Strong communication skills and skillset to build partnerships and collaborate across the continuum 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: light carrying (under 15lbs); use of fingers; working closely with others; working alone. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Referral Coordination RN is responsible for the care routing activities within VISN20 in a manner that successfully integrates the movement of patients from one VA facility to another and from VA facilities to Non VA Care in the community utilizing the Community Care Program. This includes, but is not limited to: Development/Expansion of local Referral Coordination Team Support Referral Coordination through proper Care Routing, Triage, and Scheduling Daily consult triage, utilizing Specialty Specific Triage Tool Communication with patients and providers regarding triage and scheduling options across the facility and VISN Clinical liaison with facility clinical staff regarding care routing processes Coordination with all VAPSHCS specialties in the use and development of the screening triage tool and business rules Coordination with VISN20 facilities in the use of the VISN20 Care Routing Business Rules and VISN20 Cancer Care Routing Business Rules Identification and problem resolution of system barriers in the referral of patients from one specialty to another or one VA facility to another Identification and problem resolution of system barriers in the movement of patients to the Community Care program Coordination of care activities and hand-offs to the local facilities for the patients presented to the Care Routing Teams Collaboration with local care routing teams at each VISN facility Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm\nTelework: Available (may be approved for highly qualified individuals)\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nPay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.