U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
The HPDP Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEd) collaborates with Primary Care Division leaders, the Education Division and Nursing Professional Services to provide ambulatory care nursing professional development and education services for PC Registered Nurse Care Managers (RCMs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs), and unlicensed assistive staff (e.g., health technicians and medical assistants) to prepare for collaborative evidence- and team-based, patient-centered practice. The CNEd supports PC nursing staff in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to competently coordinate a wide range of multi-modal patient care services, including: proactive disease registry activities; self-management support via Telehealth and secure email; \triage\ support to assess patient calls for appropriate disposition; and collaborative inter-professional liaison among Veterans. The CNEd works collaboratively with other Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) members, extended care teams, and ambulatory care nurses focusing on clinical skills; on-going, integrative patient care management including developing personal health plans (PHPs) with patients; and effective patient advocacy. The CNEd provides an appropriate climate for learning, fostering a positive attitude about the benefits and opportunities of life-long learning; facilitates the adult learning process by assisting learners to by assisting learners to identify their learning needs and effective learning activities required to meet those needs. The CNEd uses an evidence-based approach to identify changes that should be made in nursing practice and facilitates the initiation, adoption, and adaptation to change. She/he acts as both a formal and informal consultant by facilitating the integration of new learning into nursing practice and serves as a resource by assisting nursing staff in identifying educational problems, internal and external educational resources, and by selecting and evaluating effective and efficient educational options. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; varying toursBasic 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 in nursing or related field 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. Preferred Experience: 1. BSN and approximately 2-3 years of experience; or 2. MSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; Masters in a field related to nursing and a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or 3. Doctoral degree in nursing, or in a field related to nursing and no experience. 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.NoneAll applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists ): http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf ) Application 10-2850a is required to be considered for this position. Please complete the form in its entirety. If you answer \YES\ to questions 30 through 38, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered \Yes\. Information must be current and not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration. *Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job that you list:Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time, part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week). Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.