A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized for this position. Applicants 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. 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. Preferred Experience: a. MSN degree b. 5 years of nursing experience c. National specialty certification d. Demonstrated experience in data collection, leading successful quality, clinical, and patient experience outcomes e. Experience with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point preferred g. Cardiovascular knowledge/experience h. Demonstrated experience leading teams through change 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Nursing Clinical Outcomes Coordinator role provides structure for nursing quality improvement within the Medicine Division, working in close partnership with nursing, medical and clinical leaders. An additional ancillary duty of this role will be to lead implementation and integration of any changes to the electronic health record documentation systems within the Medicine Division. This role is responsible for providing performance and outcome metric support for the quality and regulatory work done within the Medicine Division including: Plans and carries out complex cross-functional projects using advanced performance improvement (PI) skills and methods. Works closely with committees and teams as a PI expert coordinating the collection, analysis, review and reporting of clinical outcomes. Facilitates structure of nursing quality teams and patient experience teams, reviewing minutes and ensuring planning leads to improved outcomes that are sustainable. Assists in the advancement of the professional practice environment by communicating the nursing strategic direction and focusing on activities that support the nursing strategic direction. Provides nursing involvement for Shared Governance including coaching members in their professional participation. Assists with clinical practice initiatives and projects as assigned. Assists in evaluation, analysis, maintenance and development of system functionality of electronic health record to meet clinical objectives including participating in project plan development/tracking and workflow analysis. Responsible for data integrity and follows well defined processes for maintaining data integrity. Serves as expert regarding specialty assigned area disease specific regulatory requirements and serves in an active role to achieve compliance to standards. Works collaboratively and communicates effectively with unit and Division Management, IT and clinical care teams through participation in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the electronic health record documentation systems. The incumbent will possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to: Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers. Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written. Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment. Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. Utilize nursing research, evidence-based practice and literature in daily practice. Partner with colleagues in the care delivery system across the medical center Provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population. Practice requirements include Basic Life Saving (BLS), area specific competencies and may include Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) as appropriate to their area specific practice. All other duties as assigned. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Full-Time Day Shift (Monday - Friday) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized"]
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