Registered Nurse Case Manager (Health Care for Homeless Veterans)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2019
The Registered Nurse Case Manager is responsible for providing
outreach services and active case management to Veterans
experiencing homelessness or are in danger of becoming homeless.
Provides assistance to Veterans in securing housing and monitoring
for case management needs. Location of work can occur in the
office, community and Veterans homes.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:
Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) authorizes VA to provide student loan
reduction payments to employees with qualifying loans who are in
health care positions providing direct patient care services and
are in positions that are considered hard to recruit or retain. The
loan must be for the health professional's education that qualified
the applicant for a specific position. Each Veterans Health
Administration (VHA) facility determines which positions are hard
to recruit and retain and when the facility will offer EDRP for
these positions. EDRP is a recruitment and retention incentive only
offered or approved for certain positions, one criteria must have a
direct patient care responsibility. EDRP may be authorized for this
- The function of the RN Case Manager is to provide case
management to Veterans who are homeless or in danger of becoming
homeless in the community; in VA treatment programs, including
Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing
(HUD-VASH), Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), Homeless
Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACT) and Grant and Per Diem
Programs. In order to accomplish this function, the RN Case Manager
makes frequent community outreach visits to locations where
homeless Veterans may be contacted. Performs outreach including
driving self in VA Vehicle and transporting Veteran(s) as deemed
necessary for duties of this position.
- Utilizes various treatment modalities of individual and group
work, casework, community organization, and community outreach
activities to alleviate or remove problems that interfere with
Veteran's ability to achieve independence.
- Has knowledge of psychiatric and substance use disorders.
- Serves as a resource to other disciplines in contact with
homeless Veterans on nursing care from a psychiatric
- Monitors Veterans' adherence to patient care policies and
reports review outcomes and issues to domiciliary managers.
- Serves on HUD-VASH screening committee.
- Provides assistance to Veterans in securing housing and assists
in monitoring HUD-VASH voucher recipients for medical and social
- Case management as needed by HUD-VASH recipients.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 09/03/2019.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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 light lifting, under
15 pounds, use of both hands and fingers, potentially long periods
of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending,
pulling, and pushing.
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