Nurse IV - Patient Safety Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 14, 2017
Closes
May 02, 2017
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number: 1942971 

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.

"As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/"

AMENDED ANNOUNCEMENT TO REDEFINE LOCATION OF POSITION AND EXTEND CLOSING DATE 

*Applicants who applied to the previous announcement VIN 1923558 for VA Nationwide will need to reapply to this announcement to be considered

DUTY LOCATION WILL BE WITHIN A VISN 1 FACILITY IDENTIFIED AT TIME OF SELECTION, AND/ OR TELEWORK SCHEDULE OF 1-2 DAYS A WEEK, MAY BE AVAILABLE.

*PCS is NOT authorized

*Recruitment or Relocation incentive is NOT authorized

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. 


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 25 % of travel will be required to visit VISN 1 facilities.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • US citizenship
  • 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
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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.
    • 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. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.

     

    Qualifications for NURSE IV:

    EDUCATION

      

    EXPERIENCE

    DIMENSION REQUIREMENTS

    Master's degree

    in nursing or related field

    with BSN

    [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required.]

      

    (OR)

       

    Doctoral degree

    in nursing or related field

      (AND)

    Appropriate basic or advanced certification desired

    Approximately

    4-5 years

                      

     OR

    Approximately     

    3 - 4 years

    [PRACTICE

    1.  Practice:  Uses an analytical framework, such as the nursing process, to create an environment

    that facilitates the delivery of care.  Coordinates and evaluates   integrated programs or demonstrates

    clinical excellence in management  of population groups.

    2.  Ethics:  Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff in or beyond the organization and the local health care community.

    3.  Resource Utilization:  Designs, modifies, and

    implements systems compatible with professional standards and with the mission and goals of the organization to improve the cost-effective use of  resources.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    1.  Education/Career Development:  Develops staff or career progression.  Forecasts new knowledge

    needs for changing practice environments/population

    groups.  Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies

    to meet those needs.

    2.  Performance:  Implements standards of

    professional practice and accrediting bodies,

    and applicable regulations.

    COLLABORATION

    1.  Collaboration:  Demonstrates leadership in developing productive working relationships with

    groups in other programs, services, academic settings,

    and community agencies  

    2.  Collegiality:  Contributes to the professional growth and development of colleagues and other health care providers at the local, regional, state,or national level.

    SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

    1.  Quality of Care:  Provides leadership in

    improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care in diverse or complex programs.

    2.  Research:  Collaborates with staff, other disciplines, faculty, and peers in developing,

    conducting, and evaluating research activities

    and programs.]  

    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.

    References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse, dated March 17, 2009. http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

    PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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: Physical and mental capabilities to satisfactorily perform assigned duties.  This position requires potentially long period of continued walking, standing and sitting.  The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shirt priorities based on patient needs.  Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing as a condition of employment.

     

    The Department of Veteran Affairs must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

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