Job opening: Registered Nurse - Ambulatory Care Clinical Coordinator
Salary: $64 877 - 108 151 per year
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) is currently recruiting for one (1) Full-Time Registered Nurse - Ambulatory Care Clinical Coordinator position at our Burlington, Iowa location. The Ambulatory Care (CBOC) Clinical Coordinator Registered Nurse falls under the clinical pathway, as a direct care nurse, and reports to the Nurse Administrator, Ambulatory Care Service Line.
The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
The Ambulatory Care (CBOC) Clinical Coordinator is responsible for performing key duties in the areas of administration, supervision, management analysis, and day to day operational management of the ambulatory care site. This includes programmatic evaluation; evaluation of clinic work flow and the continuum of care; management of resources such as staff, space, and equipment; oversight of nursing care; quality assurance, quality improvement activities, and performance measures; and ensuring compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. The incumbent works independently and collaboratively with the Ambulatory Care SL Nurse Administrator, Ambulatory Care Director, and the Administrative Officer (AO) for Ambulatory Care in improving holistic care through collaborative strategies. During the absence of the AO, he/she is responsible for ensuring a safe, well-maintained working environment, identifying needed maintenance, and following through to correction, working with Contracting Officer's Representative, lessor, and contractors. The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, initiating, and directing administrative and clinical program functions which impact the patient care process within the site, integrating VHA and service line goals and objectives into the operation of the site. The Clinical Coordinator serves as an organizational steward; integral to which is the promotion of interdisciplinary outcome-based practice, customer service and satisfaction, and quality of care. The Clinical Coordinator provides education and training, to include new employee orientation. He/she demonstrates knowledge of the PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) practice model and actively works toward achieving PACT goals. Works with other team members to educate patients on disease prevention and wellness promotion facilitation of teaching Health Living Classes (Shared Medical Appointments), individual disease awareness classes or referral for other appropriate VA classes, and utilization of Population Health principles. The Clinical Coordinator has the responsibility of building and maintaining positive public relations and contacts with various individuals at all levels of authority. He/she collaborates with other executives in the organization in making decisions about health care services, settings, and organizational priorities in order to meet the needs of the consumers. The Clinical Coordinator actively participates in programmatic development, evaluation, and implementation of policies and procedures in current and new programs. It is the responsibility of the Clinical Coordinator to create a work environment that facilitates and encourages critical thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration. He/she is direct supervisor to nursing and other allied health staff assigned to the site. He/she is visible and available to front line staff on a day-to-day basis. The Clinic Coordinator will be the main back-up for the RN Case Manager, LPN, and lab tech positions at this location.
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 7:30am-4:00pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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: Primary care, case management, and/or leadership 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is 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.
Physical Requirements: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. ICVAHCS is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with visits to the Emergency Department and admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires up to the entire shift of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Incumbent is required to lift up to 45 pounds, as transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent 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 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. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements 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-vehicle.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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
- Address Iowa City VA Health Care System
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246
- Name: Chelsea Ladurini
- Phone: 5158097823
- Email: [email protected]