Veteran’s Administration – Arlington, Texas

Contact Info:
Suzanne Graygray phone (916)843-7369

DEFINITION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Neurology Case Mgr and/or CNL is a registered nurse who assures coordination of care and impacts outcomes for Medical Clinic patients primarily at the Mather site. He/she coordinates services for Veterans throughout the spectrum of care, arranges care of Veterans with care providers and collaborates with external disciplines. Works closely with the Nurse Manager, provider staff and nursing team to provide a highly successful work environment focused on positive work relationships and outstanding patient-centered care, acting as a role model for all other members of the healthcare team. The Neurology Case Mgr and/or CNL is a leader in the core team and is responsible for successfully collaborating with services, both internal and external; to facilitate transitioning levels of care in order to effectively meet the Veterans’ needs and assure seamless continuity of care and access to services. Assures proper nursing support to the provider team and works within the multidisciplinary team in order to assure the most timely and high quality experiences for our patients. The Neurology Case Mgr and/or CNL provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient’s goals and with a strong focus on scientific fact and discovery. He/she serves as an advocate for Veterans, is a team player to colleagues, and continues to enhance his/her own and the team’s professional growth, development and practice. The incumbent will serve on a minimum of one Functional Team and/or NCHCS committee.

QUALIFICATIONS: The incumbent is a citizen of the United States and graduate of an accredited program recognized by the VA and NLN. He/she must maintain a current, unrestricted RN license in one of the fifty states or territories of the USA per Department of Veterans Affairs’ Handbook 5005. Has sole responsibility for assuring licensure remains current. If incumbent is a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) they must have graduated from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Current Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. The incumbent should have a minimum of 2 years of successful clinical practice and or case management within the last 5 years during which a high level of professionalism, self-motivation, and exceptional internal/external customer service skills are demonstrated. Master’s Degree in nursing or related field and specialty Certification is Preferred. Previous background in Neurology preferred. This position is composed of an education component, unit specific competencies, and a performance component. The performance component for this position consists of four dimensions of nursing practice. The four dimensions are:

Professional Development
Scientific Inquiry

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS: The incumbent is expected to take professional responsibility for attending in-service and continuing education activities and maintaining licensure. The incumbent is expected to attend mandated annual review programs; is responsible for maintaining excellent avenues of communication with Veterans, families or significant others, Inpatient Services and other Case Managers and/or Clinical Nurse Leaders at geographically separate sites, collaborating with the Nurse Manager in meeting staff and patient educational needs, providing continuity of care throughout the spectrum of services. The incumbent is subject to the provisions set by the Nurse Professional Standards Board in areas of probationary period, promotion and other actions requiring Board approval. The incumbent will focus on identifying high risk populations, assess and assist in arranging patient needs, assist inpatient nurses across NCHCS in discharge planning, smooth transitions between levels of care, know roles of team members and delegate the daily work appropriately, and will proactively follow and promote access with non-face-to-face visits when appropriate.

SUPERVISORY CONTROL: The incumbent is administratively and clinically responsible to the Nurse Manager, Medical Specialty Clinics or the assigned Nurse Manager acting in his/her absence. The Approving Official is the Chief Nurse that has oversight for the assigned area.

Application Closes: February 10, 2016