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RN Hematology / Oncology Case Manager

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

The RN Hematology / Oncology Case Manager position is located at VA St Louis, MO John Cochran division. The Nurse Case Manager Nurse II is a professional nurse who demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic hematology/oncology care through collaborative strategies with others. The incumbent provides direct and indirect care to veterans and their families while they are receiving chemotherapy treatments and other treatments pertinent to the hematology/oncology patients.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.The RN Hematology / Oncology case manager collaborates with other disciplines to ensure an integrated medical center plan for the hematology/oncology patient.

The Hematology/Oncology Case Manager:



  • Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the veteran's physical, mental and social health.
  • Analyzes assessment data to determine relevant issues.
  • ldentifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized for the patient and/or their support system.
  • Develops a plan that outlines strategies and alternatives to obtain the expected outcome(s) based on the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice and the Oncology Nursing Scope and Standards of practice. Seeks assistance as needed.
  • Implements the identified plan.
  • Evaluates progress toward goals and/or obstacles to attaining goals.
  • Assists with the development of the Clinic Based Competency Program.


    This position may include assisting in other areas of oncology including the chemotherapy room, meeting the tenants of the Chemotherapy Treatment RN Functional Statement requirements. This position may include other clinical or administrative assignments necessary to meet the mission of the VASTLHCS.

    The Nurse Hematology / Oncology Case Manager reports directly to the Nurse Manager, Hematology / Oncology. This position does not have any direct supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Schedule: 7:30a.m. to 4:00p,m,

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/16/2019.

    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.


      Preferred Experience:



      • BSN required or ADN or Diploma in Nursing with a bachelor's degree in a related field,
      • Minimal three years of experience in Oncology and the administration of chemotherapy agents preferred.
      • Oncology nurse certification. Must obtain within two years of hire.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support card


        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 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:

          The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult age 18, to the elderly adult, and over. VAHSTLHC is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech and manual dexterity. This position requires long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to chemotherapy, infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/intensive procedures, and/or when administering chemotherapy/biotherapy agents. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, St. Louis , RN Hematology / Oncology Case Manager, Executive , Saint Louis, Missouri

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