Registered Nurse - Dermatology Case Manager

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 3/25/2020
Description The Registered Nurse Dermatology Case Manager is a critical member of the Dermatology team and will directly contribute to the health and well being of our Veterans through the comprehensive management of the Teledermatology case load.


The Registered Nurse Dermatology Case Manager is responsible for the comprehensive management of the Teledermatology case load. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to accurately assess, plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate and individual programs of care for patients with a wide variety of dermatological conditions. He/she will provide the necessary support, treatment, and health education to our Veterans while adhering to established protocols, maintaining the highest standards of patient care, and promoting the concepts of safe practice towards individualized patient care.

Clinical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing test results to patients under established protocols, explaining the need for a clinical visit or surgery, answering all phone calls and secure messages in a timely manner
  • Scheduling live follow-up clinic visits as recommended during Teledermatology consults
  • Tracking biopsies, Dermatology Surgery, and the scheduling of all live clinic visits
  • Assisting with coding adjustments for lesion destructions and excisions which may require modification after pathology results are reported
  • Renewing medications under provider names
  • Updating the Teledermatology log from VISTA
  • Educating the Telehealth Technicians as needed
  • Collaborating with the FTC locally as well as the VISN level on any technical issues which may arise
  • Assisting the Dermatology clinic as needed during nursing staff shortages and triaging consultation requests
  • Promoting and maintaining patient confidentiality at all times and in all places
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Supervisory Position: No
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
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.
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 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, kneeling, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and/or objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to wear protective clothing in isolation situations or during patient procedures and care. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Use of fingers, both hands, and near and far vision is required.

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