Registered Nurse (Diabetic Health Clinic)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, White City, Oregon
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1 vacancy in the following location:
White City, OR
The Diabetes Health Clinic (DHC) Nurse practices as an RN with
veterans as appropriate at the VA-SORCC. The nurse provides and
coordinates health care services for Diabetes patients that promotes
and assists optimum physical, spiritual and mental well-being.
EDRP: Applicants may be eligible to apply for an education loan
reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt
Reduction Program. Acceptance into the program is based on the
availability of funds and is not guaranteed.
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The duties of this position include but are not limited to:
1. Observes and interprets patterns of patient behavior and/or
problems in operational systems or processes.
2. Discriminate complex patient/family symptoms and needs, and/or
systems issues during assessment.
3. Identifies intricate patient/systems problems and accurately
focuses on these problem areas.
4. Provides age-specific care for adult, older adult, and geriatric
5. Involves family or designated caregiver with care.
6. Provides any necessary safety measures and assists patient to
cope with and/or compensate for changes affecting mobility,
balance, loss, cognition, eyesight, hearing, bones, skin and
7. Assesses the age specific care requirements, specific how they
relate to diabetes self-care management and develops an
appropriate plan of care.
8. Determines desired outcomes consistent with patient care (and/or
systems/operational) issues and institutes a plan of care/action
to achieve outcomes.
9. Demonstrates the ability to work with patient groups and their
10. Demonstrates the ability to download Continuous glucose
monitoring systems prescribed by VA SORCC
11. Demonstrates the ability to start, navigate, and educate the
veteran on use of CGMs prescribed by VA SORCC
12. Demonstrates the ability to download Insulin pump Continuous
Insulin Infusion devices prescribed by VA SORCC
13. Demonstrates the ability to navigate insulin pump Continuous
Insulin Infusion devices prescribed by VA SORCC
14. Utilizes clinical diabetes expertise in recommending therapeutic
individual treatment modalities to assist patients, home
caregivers, physicians, and nursing staff in assessing, planning
implementing, evaluating, and documenting supportive maintenance
in patients with diabetes and diabetic complications.
15. Assesses patient health and psychosocial history and makes
recommendations for care to assist "Providers" (physicians,
nurse practitioner, pharmacists and physician assistants
associated with DHC and primary care Service) in the formulation
of a related plan of care.
16. Develops and initiates, in consultation with the Diabetes Health
Clinic providers plans of care appropriate for complex patients
with diabetes. Provides and assists in individual MNT and
diabetes education to high risk veterans with diabetes referred
to Diabetes Health Clinic.
17. Assesses and identifies veterans with diabetes who are at high
risk for poor diabetes outcomes or therapeutic complications and
makes recommendations to mitigate these risks.
18. Facilitates and educates patients, family members, significant
others, and staff in the Shared Medical Group Appointments (SMA)
Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support clinic (DSME), in
19. Acts as a consultant in the application of the critical thinking
process in documentation and reporting.
20. Demonstrates professionalism in negotiation and conflict
resolution to insure productive work environment. Provides and
willingly accepts constructive criticism.
21. Evaluates patient education materials and recommends revision
based on current therapeutic modalities and assist clinic to
keep materials updated/revised.
22. Consistently demonstrates all practice-specific and specialized
competencies. Identifies and willingly shares expertise with
peers, regarding performance of practice-specific competencies.
Preferred Experience: Certification as a Diabetic Educator is
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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- 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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 11/29/2019.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
accordance with VA Policy.
- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the
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
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
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and
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
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
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing
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
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN
a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing