This position is located at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Middleton WI.
The goal of VHA's Home Telehealth model is to integrate longitudinal, remote case management within the in-person care provided by each patient's interdisciplinary team to optimize transitions between inpatient and outpatient care, facilitate specialty care, optimize patient education and incorporate services such as PACT, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Mental Health Services and many others.
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Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team helps to facilitate seamless care management, incorporate population management, support flexibility across healthcare settings and encourages the Veteran to be a primary partner in the team through self-management skill building. (Home Telehealth Operations Manual, 4.4.1)
Home Telehealth Care Coordinators are case managers that are specialized, highly-skilled and have specific training and competency in the use of disease management, healthcare informatics and HT technologies with complex Veteran patients. Care Coordinators emphasize collaboration and engage in processes that assess, advocate, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate health care options and services so that they meet the needs of the individual patient. (Home Telehealth Operations Manual 5.1)
Responsibilities of Care Coordinators may include: Provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment to include a review of systems which establishes a comprehensive plan of care. The Care Coordinator through the treatment plan assesses, identifies, analyzes and prioritizes problems, interventions and appropriate measurable goals (i.e., Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timeoriented (SMART) goals). The treatment plan is an extension of the Veteran's primary care plan and is completed in collaboration with PACT; HBPC, Mental Health and other specialty care services as appropriate for each Veteran enrolled in the program. (Home Telehealth Operations Manual 5.1)
Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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HelpRequirements 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
This position is not suitable for telework
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: Two years mental health experience preferred.
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.
Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.
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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