Registered Nurse - Community Living Center (CLC) MDS Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Internal Number: 654530000
The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care for the Community Living Center(CLC) at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. The CLC is a skilled short /long term nursing unit providing care to veterans with rehabilitation services, palliative and hospice care (PCU), geriatric evaluation management and spinal cord injury. Team members collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, case management, discharge planning, focusing on pain control, symptom management and relief of suffering. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. Preferred Experience: Preferred three years nursing experience in medical/surgical or equivalent. Hospice / palliative care experience. Minimum Data Set (MDS) coordinator certified with preferred experience in clinical assessment of residents in Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing homes. 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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: 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. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards\nDuites include, but are not limited to the following tasks: Records patient histories, performs various diagnostic tests, administers medications, and develops patient care plans in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team. Prepares and administers prescribed medications. Assists residents with Activities of Daily Living. Facilitates residents active participation in all aspects of their own health care Promotes patients' independence by teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner. Provide safe direct resident care, focusing on the increasing proficiency in fundamentals, technical skill, and personal development. Manage complex resident situations and seeks guidance from charge nurse, other experienced nurses, or nursing leadership as needed. Demonstrate effective use of facility processes for Standard Operating Procedures, Center Memorandums, Protocols, Guidelines, Resident Education, etc. seeking guidance from preceptor, more experienced RNs, or Nursing Leadership as needed. Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers, team members, and supervisors. Active participation with individualized care planning of residents and communication to the Interdisciplinary team regarding the care planning needs of the resident. Active participation in resident discharge planning and education. Evaluates current standards of care and identifies areas of practice that are not evidence-based. Direct Care as needed to meet the needs of the department. Work Schedule: Various shifts to meet the needs of the department. Days, Nights, Weekends & Holidays\nCompressed/Flexible: Available (12hr compressed) or 8hr\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.