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Registered Nurse (Pathway to Excellence Coordinator)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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NOTE: An incomplete application package will result in being rated ineligible for further consideration. No exceptions. All required documentation must be submitted prior to closing of vacancy announcement. Please refer to Required Documents section on how to submit a complete application package.

NOTE: If you have any questions about the application process please contact Gilbert Fernands, HR Specialist for RN recruitment, at gilbert.fernands@va.gov or 603.624.4366 at extension 5070.

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Responsibilities

NOTE: Preferred Experience: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), clinical leadership, and experience with Pathway to Excellence program development and implementation is highly desired.

Scope of Nurse:

The Registered Nurse (Pathway to Excellence Coordinator) reports to the Associate Director for Patient Care Service/Chief Nurse Executive.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following description:

  • Coordinating the development, implementation of the Pathway to Excellence Standards within the organization to build and sustain a culture of Excellence.
  • Pathway to Excellence (PTE) coordinator will work with all levels and staff disciplines to improve staff retention through high

job satisfaction.

  • Builds and serves as a resource for those who are responsible for unit practice councils facility-wide.
  • Supports an environment that promotes the high standards that give staff the ability to operate a healthy workplace.
  • Provides consultation and guidance to programs, councils, and committees, ensuring professional practice is solidly grounded in the best available evidence suited for Manchester VAMC.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the activities for the Pathway to Excellence program. These activities include and are not limited to conducting a gap analysis, identifying strategies to address the gaps, maintaining a timeline for designation and re-designation,

coordinating the document and application process to ensure standards are addressed and evaluating readiness for document submission and facilitating activities to ensure PTE standards are satisfied.

  • Provides leadership, coaching, and mentoring to Direct Care Nurses.
  • These activities include and are not limited to the development of unit-based practice councils, shared governance training, and supporting EBP projects leading to disseminating best practices.
  • Systematically evaluates current practices.
  • Formulates outcomes for groups and organizational processes within PTE strategies and approaches.
  • Proposes revision based on evaluation of outcomes.
  • Acts as an expert consultant in inquiry, PTE implementation, and best practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and required safety skills in the area of assignment.
  • Guides staff in the application of the critical thinking process.
  • Collaborates with the nursing leadership and the inter-professional team to evaluate care delivery, documentation, and reporting systems.
  • Incorporates principles of communication and group process in professional and interpersonal relations.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Telework: Ad-Hoc (on Management's Discretion)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Trainings, Conferences, and Meetings

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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0610 Nurse

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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 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
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
  • USAJOBS resume or resume that meets Federal employment criteria (Required)
  • Most Recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50 with Salary Information (Must be from 2021) (Required)
  • Most Recent Proficiency Report (Must be from 2020/2021)
  • Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists VA Form 10-2850a

Qualifications

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.
  • Education: 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.
  • License: 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: RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be

proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

NOTE: Preferred Experience: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), clinical leadership, and experience with Pathway to Excellence program development and implementation is highly desired.

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, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. 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.

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.

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