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Registered Nurse Case Manager (Health Care for Homeless Veterans)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Prescott
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Job Description:

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Education 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 position.



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    • 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 perspective.
    • 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 problems.
    • 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.

      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.
      • 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.


        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 light lifting, under 15 pounds, use of both hands and fingers, potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Prescott , Registered Nurse Case Manager (Health Care for Homeless Veterans), Executive , Prescott, Arizona

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