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The Registered Nurse - Pulmonary Nurse Navigator provides health care to Veterans in accordance with individual patient needs determines by standards of adult health care practice, hospital policy and procedures, and in collaboration with other members of the Pulmonary Team.
The Registered Nurse - Pulmonary Nurse Navigator, has care coordination and clinical responsibly in the Pulmonary section. Executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups and/or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influences organizational mission and health care, and responsibility for outcomes. The focus of the individual's performance encompasses a combination of clinical, administrative, educational and research tasks. Must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels. The incumbent provides input into management-level decisions, and keeps nursing staff informed of executive-level guidance/direction for clinical and administrative proficiency.
The Registered Nurse - Pulmonary Nurse Navigator reports directly to the Nurse Manager, Cardiology and is responsible for collaboration with administrative and clinical staff in actively managing and planning for actual and potential needs of patient population groups. The Registered Nurse - Pulmonary Nurse Navigator is responsible for the development of strategies to actively manage patient care and follow-up as necessary. The Registered Nurse - Pulmonary Nurse Navigator will lead and organize delivery of care to assure continuity and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Incumbent will effectively communicate to their assigned supervising and alternate supervising physicians regarding any situation requiring development and implementation of action plans for patient and program needs. The Registered Nurse - Pulmonary Nurse Navigator will collect and analyze data related to the patient population, report findings, make recommendations for improvement, and follow-up actions for improved outcomes.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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:
- Hands-on clinical experience within past two years
- 2-3 Years of Recent Adult Clinical Nursing Experience
- Pulmonary experience preferred, but not required
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.
- 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.
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. The Pulmonary Nurse may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The Pulmonary Nurse may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The Pulmonary Nurse must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.