Centralized Eligibility Team Nurse Practitioner (Caregiver Support Program)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Omaha , NE 68102

Posted 2 months ago

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The Centralized Eligibility Team Nurse Practitioner (Caregiver Support Program

  • CSP) is assigned to the VISN within the CSP, which provides a state-of-the-art continuum of services, education and resources to caregivers of Veterans with complex needs. As a member of the VISN CET, the NP has the responsibility for expert knowledge of eligibility criteria for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), day-to-day operation of the program, and all reporting requirements.

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Responsibilities

The NP (CSP) uses knowledge of the CSP to matrix Veteran level of functioning with the appropriate CSP services (i.e., Program of General Caregiver Support Services [PGCSS]; PCAFC; and/or Veteran entitlements and benefits) in order to ensure patient safety, recovery, and program stewardship. and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Administration/Operations

  • Applies advanced clinical knowledge / judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating PCAFC eligibility.

  • Evaluates, systematically, current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.

  • Works with inter-professional team members at Regional, VISN and facility levels to ensure PCAFC eligibility determinations PCAFC are delivered objectively with strong, consistent inter-rater reliability with documentation and communication of outcomes in a direct and coordinated manner.

  • Coordinates with other Regional CETs and VACO CSP to develop and implement strategies for PCAFC eligibility, tier level, discharge, and appeals process and performance improvement.

  • Conducts comprehensive clinical review of patient records to identify the presence of Veteran need for assistance with personal care services and/or the presence of supervision or protection needs on a daily basis.

  • Executes position responsibilities that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care

Quality and Safety

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives when gaps in care are identified.

  • Complies with established Clinical Reminder, Clinical Performance Measures and Prevention Indicators (EPRP).

  • Uses knowledge of the CSP to matrix Veteran level of functioning with the appropriate CSP to ensure patient safety, recovery, and program stewardship, and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning.

  • Evaluates, systematically, current practice and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.

  • Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities

  • Coordinates with other Regional CETs and VACO CSPs to develop and implement strategies for PCAFC eligibility, tier level, discharge, and appeals process and performance improvement.

  • Conducts Peer Reviews to aide in achieving consistency nationally. (Note: These peer reviews may occur at varying levels of the organization)

  • Works with inter-professional team members at Regional, VISN and facility levels to ensure PCAFC eligibility determinations PCAFC are delivered objectively with strong, consistent inter-rater reliability with documentation and communication of outcomes in a direct and coordinated manner.

Direct Practice: The incumbent will have dedicated time for clinical practice at the nearest VAMC. Initially it is anticipated that time allotted to clinical duties will be 80% with 20% being dedicated to the VISN CET. This is expected to change as the Caregiver Program volume increases; with a maximum of 80% of time spent with the VISN CET and 20% clinical duties.

Work Schedule: Full time, Administrative Days Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

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Requirements

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

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: RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Education: Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:

1.The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or

2.The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and master's degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.

Registration: A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.

Additional requirements for Nurse Practitioners:

A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.]

Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic Requirements specified in paragraph a above, the following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade. With regard to the "dimension" requirements, the requirements for all "dimensions" at a particular grade/level must be met in order for a RN to be qualified at that particular grade/level.

Nurse III NOTE: Nurse III must demonstrate performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The Nurse III is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility, VISN, or VACO. Scope: Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care.

1.Practice: Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level.

2.Ethics: Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultations.

3.Resource Utilization: Manages program resources (financial, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1.Education/Career Development: Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues.

2.Performance: Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.

COLLABORATION

1.Collaboration: Uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems.

2.Collegiality: Coaches colleagues in team building. Makes sustained contributions to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical facility

SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

1.Quality of Care: Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational performance.

2.Research: Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6, Nurse Qualification Standard

Physical Requirements:A pre-placement examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

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.

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Centralized Eligibility Team Nurse Practitioner (Caregiver Support Program)

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