Nurse IV (Special Populations Program Manager)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 28, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NURSE IV (SPECIAL POPULATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER)

The Special Populations Program Manager has direct responsibility to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and serves as the Special Populations program coordinator for the Women's Health (WH), Rural Health (RH), Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and Tribal Nations Program Offices.

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Responsibilities

NURSE IV (SPECIAL POPULATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER)

The incumbent provides leadership with authoritative and objectively-based information for making decisions on the programmatic aspects of the WH, RH, LGBT and IPV Service Program. The incumbent has the full responsibility for the comprehensive monitoring of the planning, coordination, and implementation of WH, RH, LGBT and IPV projects within the Network.

The incumbent serves as the Network Lead Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM), VISN Rural Health Consultant (VRC), Lead LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC), IPV Program Manager, and Lead Tribal Nations Coordinator, working closely with the Women Veterans Program Office (WVPO), the Office of Rural Health (ORH), the LGBT VCC Program Office and the IPV Program Office, facility Women Veteran Program Managers (WVPMs), facility Rural Health Coordinators, facility LGBT VCCs, facility IPV Coordinators, facility project leads as well as Community Partners and Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs).

MAJOR DUTIES:
1. Promote and support WH, RH, LGBT and IPV services within VHA by educating, mentoring, consulting and collaborating with a cross-section of
providers and staff.
2. Perform analytical, evaluative, planning and advisory functions related to initiatives and directives for the above stated programs.
3. Operate in a senior staff capacity as a top management resource to VISN 5 planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of WH, RH, LGBT
and IPV goals and objectives.
4. Serve as liaison for these program areas to all VISN 5 Medical Centers, other VISNs, VACO offices and outside organizations and institutions.
5. Participate in OWH, ORH, LGBT and IPV national meetings.
6. Assume primary responsibility of ensuring all VISN 5 WH, RH, LGBT and IPV projects are executed and completed in a timely, consistent and comprehensive manner.
7. Ensure that WH, RH, LGBT and IPV program activities are established and flourishing within the areas of responsibility of the VISN, and monitor the
progress of all such activities.
8. Provide effective guidance to WH, RH, LGBT and IPV and executive leaders in implementing strategies and ensures national offices are kept
apprised of program progress and obstacles.
9. Develop and monitor service contracts and agreements related to program areas.
10. Demonstrates good stewardship in managing and overseeing spending/obligation of funds and implementation of approved VISN-wide initiatives.
11. Utilizes technology and data to enhance processes and decision making to ensure resources are aligned and delivered to programs.

TELEWORK: Available (According to agency policy)
POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE /PD#: Registered Nurse: Nurse IV / 000000
TRAVEL: 25% or less, site visits of VAMCs in Maryland, Washington, DC and West Virginia.
VIRTUAL: This is not a virtual position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. In the performance of duties, the incumbent may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.
RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not authorized.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: N/A

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • 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 onboarding process


Qualifications

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.
  • 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: More than five years of successful RN leadership experience.
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 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: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. In the performance of duties, the incumbent may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Nurse IV: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will recommend grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy. 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , Credentialing

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).
  • Your most recent SF-50 that shows title, series, and grade.

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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