The RN Dermatology Care Coordinator uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the PACT team members (Patient, Provider, Medical Support Assistant and LPN) and larger Team in developing the patient-driven plans. The RN Care Coordinator is a member of the PACT team and responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate transition of care that effectively meet the patients' needs. This includes but is not limited to chart reviews, telephone calls to patients for pre-visit preparation, post visit follow up, team huddles, collaborative management of high risk patients, and making follow up telephone calls to patients discharged. The RN Care Coordinator provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals.
Scope of Practice Job Duties include but are not limited to:
Coordination of the patient's journey through the health care system, across disciplines and sites.
Anticipates, identifies and helps patients to overcome barriers within the VA healthcare systems.
Assists in coordination of healthcare services/referrals.
Serves as patient advocate and direct liaison with physician and other healthcare providers, such as ENT, Mohs Surgery and other surgical services such as plastic surgery, including unique VA healthcare system benefits.
Maintains awareness of patient's plan of care and communicates as necessary issues that arise, to prevent unnecessary delays in treatment, including missed appointments.
Facilitates acquisition of medical records and diagnostic testing to ensure timely delivery of services.
Expedites consults as per physician instructions in coordination with the referral team.
Active involvement in dermatology clinics, participates in new consults with physicians and education as indicated for diagnostic procedures and treatment plan.
Assesses patients to identify needs, issues, and care goals in order to identify resources and critical factors for achieving desired outcomes of care.
Educates patient and/or family on specific needs that will facilitate their participation in the plan of care.
Evaluates and revises the plan based on changing patient needs, barriers to care and availability of resources.
Work Schedule: 7:30 am until 4:00 pm or 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Various Tours
Functional Statement: Registered Nurse (Dermatology Care Coordinator)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic Requirements:
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education: 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.
License: 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: Dermatology Nursing experience.
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.
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 visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing and reaching over head. 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements; such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Incumbent may be exposed, on a short term basis to fumes, dust and other debris.
This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital and is an essential function of the position. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor.
Lifting 50 pounds
Repetitive motions, i.e. typing
Ability to read; reading 70% of the time on computers
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
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