Nurse (RN Connected Care -Telehealth)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Fort Harrison
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The Connected Care Telehealth Registered Nurse is aligned under
the Facility Telehealth Coordinator (FTC). In addition to
supporting staff with clinical duties, he/she serves as an
administrative point of contact for the Clinical Video Telehealth
(CVT) & Store and Forward (SFT) programs with all levels of the
organization and is responsible for assisting the FTC in
implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating all
activities of an innovative patient care model.
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- The Nurse is responsible to assist in identifying and
implementing change within the Clinical Video Telehealth and Store
and forward clinics.
- Be able to perform assigned task independently with only broad
oversight. The focus is on completing administrative duties
assigned by the FTC that will help develop and sustain the
Telehealth program with the goal to improve patient care.
- Demonstrate the ability to independently assess the delivery of
care and to guide others to ensure continuity of care and improved
- Use clinical knowledge/judgment to delegate care while
assisting in planning, decision-making, and evaluating
- Function as an leader in clinical practice and/or areas related
to the assigned roles and responsibilities.
- Systematically assess the performance of others to ensure
continuity of care.
- Use professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and
practice to evaluate telehealth activities.
- Consult with other health care members throughout CVT & SFT
telehealth to find creative approaches to management of complex
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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
- 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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- 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: The incumbent must be able to perform all
activities of the position without restriction. This position
involves considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending,
reaching, lifting and turning. The work may involve pushing or
lifting weight in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights
of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a
level to provide safe and effective care. The position requires the
individual to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder
level or with the neck in a fully flexed or extended position and
the ability to physically control or protect him/herself from
physically abusive patients. This position requires the individual
to travel in an automobile for several hours at a time.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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.
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