Job opening: Registered Nurse - Maternity Care Coordinator
Salary: $76 535 - 146 002 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center. The primary purpose of the Maternity Care Coordinator Registered Nurse position is to demonstrate leadership and mastery of practice in delivering and improving holistic care through collaboration strategies with others to provide comprehensive nursing care to all perinatal patients. This position works in partnership with a referred team of patients and team members for effective pregnancy and postpartum care management.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for the collection, analyzing and synthesizing of data and implementing evidence based changes to practice based on data results.
Uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with others involved with the care of the patient in developing the patient-driven care plan for prevention and management of diseases.
Responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs.
Provides evidenced-based patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness based on the patient's goals.
Demonstrates leadership by service as an advocate for patients, and a team leader with colleagues.
Initiates follow-up as recommended while administering the prescribed therapies using appropriate judgement, evaluation of therapies is pertinent and timely.
Provides care in a non-judgement, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult patient and family's diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.
Initiates referrals to other disciplines and/or services as appropriate.
Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided.
Demonstrates and/or verbalizes correct responses to emergencies as well as initiates effective action in emergencies.
Participates/leads unit-based shared governance, performance improvement and safety initiates.
Pursues an education plan to maintain/improve knowledge in obstetrical, perinatal, and ambulatory care.
Participates in educational activities to improve and maintain clinical knowledge and skills and enhance role performance.
Initiates and utilizes positive, effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation, teamwork, and effective interaction with internal and external customers.
Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge, leadership and mastery of nursing practice in delivering efficient, comprehensive and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active collaboration, communication, and coordination of resources for women Veterans.
Promotes patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals.
Promotes an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements.
Responsible for ensuring that there is a mechanism in place that addresses the following elements: monitoring the delivery of services, coordination of care, tracking of results and follow up. This includes ensuring coordination of non-VA maternity care with relevant VA and non-VA providers.
Coordinates and monitors the Veteran's prenatal care and delivery, acting as a as a liaison between the patient, the non-VA provider, and the facility.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
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: Monday-Friday 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.
Master's of Science in Nursing Degree preferred
Three or more years of women's health experience
Two or more years of case management experience
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: 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.
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 Washington VA Medical Center
50 Irving Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20422
- Name: Amanda McHenry
- Phone: (724) 406-9538
- Email: [email protected]