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Registered Nurse Case Manager (Homeless Veteran Program)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Syracuse , NY 13201

Posted 3 months ago

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HelpDuties Summary

The Healthcare Homeless Veteran Registered Nurse Case Manager provides care and a broad range of nursing case management services specifically directed toward homeless and chronically homeless veterans and their families as well as veterans needing short term case management and intervention following mental health crisis or transition. The Case Manager contributes to the promotion, maintenance, prevention of illnesses and injuries of veterans as the main goal of the program.

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Responsibilities

  • Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine the needs of the Veterans and family members.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural ,ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds.

  • Possesses basic knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture.

  • Formulates and implements a treatment plan.

  • Identifies the Veteran's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and the assistance needed.

  • Provides case management and education to individuals, groups and families.

  • Provides nursing care to the Veteran. This requires judgment an skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques. RNs must practice within the scope of their license or certification.

  • Provides medication management/medication education, as needed.

  • Uses knowledge of community resources to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services. Coordinates services.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Veterans, staff, and representatives of community agencies.

  • Work to re-engage Veterans lost to services as well as engaging new Veterans to care.

  • Possesses working knowledge and skill in the use of word processing, data management, and other computer software application.

  • May have basic knowledge of Veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service connected compensation and non-service connected pension.

  • Facilitates referrals based upon Veterans' needs and eligibility.

  • May serve as a liaison to community agencies and may network with agency representatives.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Work Schedule: 1st shift, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Travel Required
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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    0610 Nurse

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated 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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Lifre Support (ACLS) required.

  • Current, full, active, unrestricted registration

  • Current, valid, Driver's License required.

Qualifications

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.

  • 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:

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:
Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); Light carrying (under 15 lbs.); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Kneeling (up to 1.5 hours);

Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear speech.

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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Registered Nurse Case Manager (Homeless Veteran Program)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs