The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The RN Program Coordinator position home base is in Baton Rouge, LA. The RN Program Coordinator will provide coordination within the LDVA/RN Compliance program for LDVA/LTC Veterans Homes statewide to monitor multi-disciplinary programs.
Prior experience in Long-Term Care, QAPI programs, and Medicare billing preferred. Direct supervision is provided by the Deputy Assistant Secretary 2 overall Louisiana Veterans Homes. Functional supervision is provided by the RN Compliance Officer.
Statewide travel is required frequently to assist and help monitor the QAPI program at each of the five LDVA Veterans homes, as well as part of routine role responsibilities. Statewide travel to conduct work performance coordination will be required on a regular basis.
The RN Program Coordinator plans, develops, implements, and monitors statewide multi-disciplinary programs, to include coordination with LDVA/LTC Veterans Homes' facility-wide activities. Related activities include reviews of the facilities' Quality Assurance and Performance programs; ongoing review of deficient practices identified during the survey process, performance improvement projects, policy and procedure development and updates, compliance reviews involving all aspects of direct and indirect nursing care, infection control, related areas in Social Services, dietary, recreation activities, physician services and pharmacy services. The incumbent performs on-site observations and audits for accuracy of the information, and functions as a regional coordinator for the LDVA/LTC Veterans Homes providing assistance in the development, implementation, and monitoring of systems related to the quality of care areas.
Additionally, the incumbent participates in monitoring the quality of support services against established standards; assists facilities with Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services and U.S. Veterans Affairs survey processers; assesses the effectiveness of corrective actions to resolve problems specific to resident care and needs, and assists with staff training and education related to resident care and other issues related to compliance.
The position will be filled by a probation appointment or promotion of a permanent state employee.
A resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.
Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).
Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Mynisha Hardin, MBA
Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing or a multi-state license issued by a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC/eNLC) state plus three years of professional nursing experience.
A baccalaureate degree in nursing will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in nursing or public health will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Specialized degrees less than a doctorate will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A doctorate in nursing or public health will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To coordinate facility wide programs which will include, but not limited to: Infection Control, Discharge Planning, Quality Assurance, DRG Coordinator, Utilization Review, and Support Service Review.
LEVEL OF WORK:
General from a Registered Nurse Supervisor B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel.
See allocation criteria memo.
May provide programmatic supervision to lower level personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Differs from Registered Nurse 4 by the presence of agency wide programmatic responsibility.
Differs from Registered Nurse Supervisor A by the absence of direct line supervision.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Plans, develops, implements and monitors facility wide multi-disciplinary programs, i.e. to coordinate facility wide activities related to quality control including, but not limited to: Infection Control, Discharge Planning, Quality Assurance, DRG
Coordinator, Utilization Review, and Support Service Review.
Advises and assists management relative to program assignments.
Determines staff and equipment needs to accomplish program missions.
Participates in establishment and monitoring of patient classification systems.
Collects statistical data and completes routine calculations for budget, recruitment, and placement reports.
Performs on-site observations and audits for accuracy of information.
Evaluates program goals and effectiveness in the facility and adapts/revises as necessary.
Participates in planning, directing, implementing, and evaluating varied, complex and multifaceted utilization review and support service activities.
Participates in monitoring quality of support services against established standards.
Participates in assessment of learning needs of staff relating to utilization review activities.
Collects, categorizes, and analyzes utilization results.
Provides professional consultation relative to program area to all professional staff.
Assesses support service practices for efficiency, quality of service, and cost effectiveness.
Identifies, assesses, and monitors utilization review problems and recommends corrective action.
Reviews, updates, and establishes policies and procedures for utilization review.
Monitors all admissions and performs admission reviews, continued stay reviews, discharge planning reviews, and maintenance plan reviews according to criteria.
Develops, implements, directs and monitors the facility Employee Health Program.
Provides orientation and employee education concerning employee health.
Implements the annual TB skin testing program.
May provide direct patient care when it relates to infection control or employee health.
Develops a program for identification, monitoring, and control of factors that contribute to infection.
Serves as resource consultant to nursing and medical staff when it relates to agency wide programs.
Performs a retrospective utilization review of hospital bills selected for audit by predetermined criteria and isolates possible questionable charges or procedures which may be included in the bill in error.
Provides information concerning various medical diagnoses and especially the corresponding procedures and treatments, length of stay or treatment necessary per diagnosis, and proper medication and intervals.
Using the retrospective utilization review, provides the auditors with a foundation or plan to follow in their audit of the hospital bill.This plan will detail the RN's review, providing the auditors with questionable charges or procedures, reasons why they are questionable, and any pure errors or mischarges found in review.
Coordinates audit plan with auditors to assure efforts are concentrated in areas of interest or possible error.
Serves as advisor or mediator in discussions with hospital personnel.
Reviews auditor work papers to ensure completeness and proper documentation of audit findings and aid in the development of criteria to select items to be audited.
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