Nurse (Clinical/Case Management)

Department of Defense Fort Knox, KY
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position:

This position is located at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Department of Medicine, Pediatric Care Clinic, Fort Knox, KY.

This position may on occasion entail weekend and evening duty. This job may entail occasional visits to patient's home or other treatment facilities as part of case management function.

This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.

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Responsibilities

* Conduct a comprehensive assessment of beneficiary?s health needs in order to develop a plan of care.

* Educate both the patient and members of the healthcare delivery team about case management, healthcare and treatment options, community resources, insurance benefits, psychosocial concerns, etc.

* Provide advanced practice clinical nursing, administrative and organizational skills in managing the continuity of care for the beneficiary populations.

* Screen all potential case management clients within established timeframe after identification for appropriateness/benefit of case management services to client and/or institution.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

* Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.

* Selectees will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.

* This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Selectees will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.

* A pre-placement medical examination is required.

* Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Advanced certification (e.g., Advanced Life Support) does not supersede BLS completion.

* Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.

* This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.

* May include shift work (evenings, weekends, holidays).

* One year trial probationary period may be required.

* A temporary position is time limited and may be extended in one year increments to a maximum of three years and may be terminated at any time during the duration of the appointment.

* Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Nurse (Clinical/Case Management):

Degree: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination and possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Experience: At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the 11). Professional Nursing Experience is defined as: One year of experience which includes developing patient care plans, conducting case management discussions with a variety of stakeholders, and evaluating appropriateness, quality, or cost effectiveness of care.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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