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Staff Nurse (Cancer Navigator)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
10/11/2018
2018-10-112018-11-10
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Summary
Duties

The Staff Nurse, Cancer Navigator, executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice and for demonstrating leadership and accomplishments when providing patient care and in developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of patient care. Functions as a team leader or charge nurse. Provides appropriate care for patients generally ranging in age from 17 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs.

Provides appropriate care for cancer patients and collaborates with other health care professionals to ensure continuity of care of patients:

  • Coordinates and tracks laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic tests in accordance with NCCN follow up guidelines.
  • Receives alerts for new cancer patient consult's, assist with ordering and coordinating appropriate tests, obtaining outside reports and pathology slides for review and communication with the CBOC's, private institutions, and physicians, in order to expedite patient appointments and reduce the diagnosis to treatment interval.
  • Develops and implements appropriate methodology to evaluate program quality including but not limited to diagnosis to treatment intervals and percentage of compliance with NCCN recommended follow up.
  • Uses Clinical Reminders model and VISTA reports to manage, coordinate and optimize the care for Veterans with cancer.
  • Manages a population health group of Veterans with a cancer diagnosis from suspicion to competition of survivorship as defined by NCCN.
  • Coordinates multidiscipline care for Veterans with cancer or a suspicion of cancer through various services to include but not limited to Hem oncology, Surgery, Primary Care, Medical specialties, Social work, Palliative Care, Radiology and Laboratory, radiation therapy and others.
  • Ensures that Clinical Reminder profiles and protocols are current with the most recent standards as set forth by NCCN and the Cancer Committee.
  • Effectively and efficiently utilizes NCCN of care and practice for the care of the cancer patient.

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Day Shift, Monday - Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$60,072
$108,409
Job Details
Application Open Date
10/10/2018

Application Close Date
10/17/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Current New Mexico VA HCS Employees will be given first consideration. (Recent SF-50 Required)

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate carrying (up to 44 lbs); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/17/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: CBDW-10325073-19-JS

      The Staff Nurse, Cancer Navigator, executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice and for demonstrating leadership and accomplishments when providing patient care and in developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of patient care. Functions as a team leader or charge nurse. Provides appropriate care for patients generally ranging in age from 17 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs.

      Provides appropriate care for cancer patients and collaborates with other health care professionals to ensure continuity of care of patients:

      • Coordinates and tracks laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic tests in accordance with NCCN follow up guidelines.
      • Receives alerts for new cancer patient consult's, assist with ordering and coordinating appropriate tests, obtaining outside reports and pathology slides for review and communication with the CBOC's, private institutions, and physicians, in order to expedite patient appointments and reduce the diagnosis to treatment interval.
      • Develops and implements appropriate methodology to evaluate program quality including but not limited to diagnosis to treatment intervals and percentage of compliance with NCCN recommended follow up.
      • Uses Clinical Reminders model and VISTA reports to manage, coordinate and optimize the care for Veterans with cancer.
      • Manages a population health group of Veterans with a cancer diagnosis from suspicion to competition of survivorship as defined by NCCN.
      • Coordinates multidiscipline care for Veterans with cancer or a suspicion of cancer through various services to include but not limited to Hem oncology, Surgery, Primary Care, Medical specialties, Social work, Palliative Care, Radiology and Laboratory, radiation therapy and others.
      • Ensures that Clinical Reminder profiles and protocols are current with the most recent standards as set forth by NCCN and the Cancer Committee.
      • Effectively and efficiently utilizes NCCN of care and practice for the care of the cancer patient.

      Work Schedule: Full-Time, Day Shift, Monday - Friday
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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