Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration REGISTERED NURSE - Care Manager (Clermont) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Cincinnati, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is recruiting for one RN Care Manager to demonstrate leadership and mastery of practice in delivering and improving efficient, comprehensive, and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active collaboration, communication and coordination of resources. She/he works in partnership with an assigned panel of patients and Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) for effective disease and chronic care management. In PACT, the patient is the center of the care team that includes family members, caregivers, and health care professionals - a primary care provider, nurse care manager, clinical associate, and administrative clerk. The RN in this position must demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care.

Vacancy Identification Number: 1824348

OUR MISSION:To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing primary health care, specialized care, and mental health service to Veterans whom reside within a 50 mile radius of the Medical Center serving veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. For more information, please visit our web site. Cincinnati is ranked 73rd out of the 100 Best Cities in the nation, according to The ranking was created based on economic, health care, housing, civic capital, education, amenities, demographic and infrastructure scores. In the health care category alone, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation! For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

The VAMC is currently seeking 1 (One) RN for the Care Manager of the Clermont CBOC. This position is within Primary Care and will report directly to the Manager of the CBOC's.

Current VA employees should apply under Announcement # NV-17-LAD-1824347BU from 10/13/2016 to 10/24/2016.


DUTIES: The RN Care Manager is directly supervised by the Primary Care Chief Nurse or Nurse Manager assigned to the area in which he/she works. Utilizing the nursing process and evidenced-based practice, the RN Care Manager collaborates with and leads his/her assigned PACT Teamlet in the development and implementation of the patient driven, holistic care plan for the veteran. She/he works with members of the expanded health care team and consultants as the patient's goals dictate. The RN Care Manager provides education, management and monitoring of chronic and acute disease processes and chronic pain; makes assignments and provides direction to the other members of the nursing staff. The RN Care Manager functioning as a preceptor assumes accountability and responsibility for the clinical development of assigned orientees. The RN Care Manager functioning as a charge nurse assumes accountability and responsibility for the care delivery provided the Primary Care patients assigned to the clinic, by the assigned staff, for an assigned tour of duty. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as a preceptor and mentor to colleagues and students, enhancing the professional growth, personal development and practice of others.

  • Demonstrates leadership by active involvement in area-based councils, committees, and task forces.

  • Administers medications and procedures per established policies, protocols and guidelines.

  • Demonstrates and maintains full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment. Ensures that the appropriate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and manufacturer's instructions are followed for any step in the use of RME (pre-cleaning, reprocessing, disinfection, sterilization, maintenance) in which she/he is involved.

  • Develops the plan for health education and assures the patient and his/her family receives the information needed to focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on patient goals.

  • Collaborates with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patient's needs.

TOUR OF DUTY: Full time, primarily Monday through Friday day shift, with occasional evenings and weekend requirements.

Travel: Ability to travel between all six CBOCs and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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:

1 Year of Medical/Surgical nursing experience is strongly preferred

BLS/ACLS REQUIREMENTS UPON SELECTION : Per VHA Directive 1177, current certification in BLS issued from the American Heart Association or Military Training Network is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification (issued from the American Heart Association or Military Training Network) prior to being boarded for an appointment with the VA. (Failure to provide such certification can result in delays in the hiring process).

*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 in nursing or related field 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.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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: 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position regularly interacts with patients and therefore requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. The position requires walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations. This position requires a valid driver's license as the incumbent will travel between all CBOCs and to the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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

Other Information

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

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

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

Salary Range: $50,596.00 to $97,223.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Promotion Potential: 03

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: All groups of qualified individuals

Control Number: 453240400

Job Announcement Number: NV-17-LAD-1824348BU