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Nurse (HBPC Clinical Coordinator)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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Summary

The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program Director is accountable for the management, supervision and evaluation of care for patients enrolled in the HBPC and other VA staffed in-home programs that are aligned under HBPC, which includes all facility and CBOC locations. He/she facilitates an atmosphere of interactive management and development of collegial relationships among interdisciplinary team members, serving as a link between all healthcare disciplines included on the HBPC teams.

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Responsibilities

The HBPC Program Director is responsible for directing the clinical and administrative services offered by the program to ensure that the program is in compliance with local and VHA standards and policies as well as accreditation standards for home care organizations. He/she is responsible for the development and continued effective functioning of the interdisciplinary health care team. He/she recognizes and utilizes the skills, knowledge and contributions of each team member. He/she collaborates with the HBPC Medical Director for daily program management and collaborates with other HBPC program Directors, Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) leadership and VA Central Office staff on a regular and ongoing basis. He/she is responsible for the interpretation and communication of VA policies to the HBPC team and the VHA facility. In addition, he/she is responsible for communicating and interpreting non-VA national, state, and local home care policies and facilitates coordination and communication with non-VA care providers when necessary. Additional duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Processes, assigns, and tracks referrals for HBPC and ensures timely access to HBPC.
  • Responsible for managing the Electronic Waiting List (EWL) for HBPC referrals.
  • Collaborates with the business office and fiscal service to ensure accurate reporting of HBPC clinical, administrative, and workload data.
  • Implements the vision, mission, philosophy, and core values for the organization.
  • Responsible for providing assistance, collaboration, and subject matter expertise for a complex group of services HBPC often works with, such as Home Oxygen Programs, Home Medical Equipment, and contracting services to comply with regulatory standards.
  • Responsible for evaluating program activities and providing follow-up actions required by internal and external review organizations and/or accrediting bodies.
  • Supervises HBPC program Medical Support Assistants (MSAs).
  • Performs periodic reviews to discuss the aims, progress, policy, and developmental progress of the service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am until 4:00pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

3

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0610 Nurse

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

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 visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Huntington , Nurse (HBPC Clinical Coordinator), Other , Huntington, West Virginia

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