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GI RN Navigator (medical Service) - Louisville, KY #7724857

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs

Date: 11/22/2020

City: Louisville, KY

Employment type: Full-time


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Summary


The GI RN Navigator provides a wide range of outpatient care coordination between the patient and caregivers for the Medicine Service. This navigator will have a emphasis on GI however will also provide back up coverage for other specialties as needed. The role builds upon related professional experience and focuses on the expanded role of the nurse. This role will be accountable to the Chief Nurse for Medical Service through the Medicine Service Nurse Manager and the Chief of Medicine.


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Responsibilities


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  • Guides veterans/families and caregivers through informed decision-making about their healthcare, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement care and evaluate patients.
  • Function as a bridge between the patient and health care team; communicates with the other disciplines and the health care team, including providers and nurses, to ensure the patient sees the most appropriate provider first. This may involve being liason between patients & other specialties such as Primary Care, Cardiology, Renal, GI, Pulmonary, etc. to ensure full understanding of diagnosis and plan of care.
  • Collaborates with Clinic, MPU, and/or Cardiology medical staff to allow for timely screenings, diagnosis, treatment, and increased supportive care across the internal/external care continuum.
  • Plays a vital role in achieving successful outcomes for all veterans.
  • Demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for veterans and a team player to colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own professional growth, development, and practice.
  • Involved in the care of veterans from the point of diagnosis providing resources, as needed, based on level of care and type of services required.
  • Works to ensure timely diagnosis, expedite the treatment process, and provides efforts to ease the journey for the veteran/family who is overwhelmed with scheduling consults, appointments, and procedures.
  • Works to minimize the number of visits required veterans/family members/identify such individuals and assist in scheduling the needed tests at their local VA facility, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and/or community providers ensuring timely completion.
  • Ensures the veteran/family has appointments with different sub specialists on the same day when the Veteran travels, taking into consideration Veteran preference and clinical needs.
  • Displays strong leadership, critical thinking, organizational skills, and knowledge with an ability to work autonomously and in a team to ensure all facets of the veteran's care are considered.
  • Coordinates interdisciplinary efforts across service lines and within the community to expedite provision of quality care.
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a-4:30p; may vary depending on workload)


Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Travel Required


Not required


Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment



  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications


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:



  • 2-4 years Medical-Surgical experience required.
  • Clinic or scheduling experience strongly recommended.
  • Outpatient care coordination experience strongly recommended.
  • Certification as Nurse Navigator strongly recommended, and encouraged after (1) year in the position.

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 periods of walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, and 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.


Education


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.


Note: 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.


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