Nurse-Home Base Primary Care
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 9, 2021
The duty station is Jefferson Barrack Division; however, the
duty station may be changed to one or multiple associated VAMC
locations within the metropolitan St. Louis, MO area based on the
needs of the medical center. This position is in the bargaining
unit. This announcement may be used to fill identical positions
vacated within 90 days of any selections made from the original
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The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) RN uses a longitudinal,
primary care, interdisciplinary team model of care to follow
patients in the home setting in order to improve quality of life,
reduce hospital admissions/emergency room visits, and delay and/or
prevent nursing home placement. The HBPC RN provides case
management and oversight to a panel of assigned patients. The
successful candidate must have excellent clinical judgement,
critical thinking, and communication skills, and be comfortable
working independently and competently as part of an
Duties include but not limited to:
Implements, coordinates, and delivers nursing care at part of an
interdisciplinary team to high-need veterans with complex chronic
disease requiring primary care in the home setting.
Responsible for assessing the needs of and developing plans of
care for veterans and caregivers as part of an interdisciplinary
Provides nursing assessments, interventions and evaluation for
the patient population in the Home Based Primary Care program.
Completes all initial assessments, develops and implements the
plan of care in coordination with the Interdisciplinary Team,
patient and caregiver.
Initiates referrals to other disciplines.
Responsible for functioning as a core member of an
Facilitates the expansion of access to VA health care services
in urban and rural areas.
- Increases urban and rural health outreach and facilitates the
improvement of clinical outcomes for urban and rurally located
patients after post-acute inpatient episodes, chronic conditions or
long-term medical problems, while reducing VASTLCMC fee-basis in
provision of care, re-admission and ED visits.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30- 4:00 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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
- 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
- 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
A current/valid State driver's license is required.
Two years of nursing experience caring for complex, frail
patients required. Five years preferred.
BSN required. MSN or equivalent preferred.
- Case Management certification preferred.5. Home health
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.
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 Physical requirements of this
position include the following tasks which may be performed
intermittently: lifting of up to 50 lbs. (3 hours), sitting (2
hours), standing (4 hours), walking (8 hours), climbing (1 hour),
kneeling (3 hours), bending/stooping (3 hours), twisting (2 hours),
pushing/pulling (6 hours), simple grasping (8 hours), fine
manipulation (8 hours), reaching above the shoulder (4 hours), and
operating machinery (8 hours).
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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