Registered Nurse - Utilization Management Inpatient Care Coordinator (UMICC)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Internal Number: 678822100
The Utilization Management Inpatient Care Coordinator (UMICC) will function independently as a Utilization Management Nurse and a Case Manager and is supervised by the Deputy Chief, Quality Management within the Office of Quality Management & Performance Improvement. The management practice of the UMICC is based on knowledge, experience, and research and has a direct impact on patient outcomes in the facility and nursing practice. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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: To perform in a fully successful manner, the individual must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which require lifting, standing, bending, transferring, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing, or pulling without assistance from another patient care provider or significant other. Must be able to collect nasal and blood samples obtained in COVID environment. Makes Environment of Care Rounding. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Employee Health Clinic policy. There will be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids. ["The Registered Nurse - Utilization Management Inpatient Care Coordinator (UMICC): Applies clinical expertise and knowledge of health care delivery systems to the implementation of utilization principles with the interdisciplinary team for discharge needs and engaging in performance improvement in the area assigned. Possesses comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of the organization of the health care field with an emphasis on quality and utilization management principles, consulting, education, and group/team processes. Maintains responsibility and accountability for the planning, designing, integrating, implementing, and modifying of the Utilization Management Program to continuously improve services in the care of patients. Identifies and facilitates options and services for meeting patient's health needs while decreasing fragmentation and duplication of care and enhancing quality, cost-effective clinical outcomes. Actively participates in all activities of the (UM) program. Employs standardized criteria to conduct clinical reviews for observations, admissions, continued stay, utilization of outpatient and ancillary services. Collects, analyzes, and reports data. Participates in Process Improvement teams and Quality Initiatives and serves as a liaison with the clinical staff to facilitate quality care that is cost effective. Performs daily observation, admission, and continued stay reviews utilizing nationally approved standards. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay Schedule: NF96\nWork Schedule: Flexible schedule off shift, 12 hours, weekends and or night shifts.\nTelework: Adhoc\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards\nPaid Time Off: (50) days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: (1) full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.