Administers the TTP Program and possesses a solid working knowledge of the requirements of the Program to include attending annual national training and assuring that updates/changes to the program are incorporated into the NCHCS program and widely communicating program requirements/operations, especially among the Nurse Managers and Preceptors
Administers the PBNR Program and possesses a solid working knowledge of the goals and objectives of the Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program to include Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) requirements and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) standards
Maintains constant readiness for accreditation of the PBNR program to include logistical management of a site visit, preparation and upkeep of a self-study and resources that provide evidence of compliance with CCNE standards and assuring that the NCHCS nursing Community, especially Nurse Managers and Preceptors are knowledgeable of the requirements and their expected ongoing involvement in the program
Maintains professional relationships with colleagues in the Nursing Education Department, Nursing Faculty, Nurse Managers and other personnel throughout the organization
Establishes and maintains collegial relationships with other residency programs throughout NCHCS and combines collaborative joint learning and experiences whenever possible
Works closely with Nursing Education colleagues in East Bay and Sacramento Valley to administer the PBNR and the TTP programs and is responsible to have a working knowledge of all active programs and the flexibility to travel to any NCHCS site to deliver education and training to Nurse Managers and staff, provide advice and assistance anywhere nurses in their first year of professional Nursing have been assigned
Takes responsibility for leadership and staff assistance in the administration and operationalization of programs that include, but are not limited to: Transition to Practice, New Nurse Orientation, the Preceptor Course and ongoing preceptor development, and administration of Simulation training
Submits list of resident/TTP training requirements and costs for next Fiscal Year that will require use of Nursing Education funds prior to budget request deadline, usually by June/early summer
Works in collaboration with each Nurse Manager and his/her staff to review TTP/PBNR
program and customize processes/issue resolution for individual quality improvement
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.
BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
A minimum of five (5) years of acute care clinical nursing practice with demonstrated skills in precepting, skills assessment, communication and mentoring.
Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)
Graduate of a doctorate program (PhD or DNP) or related field,
Clinical focus of acute care, critical care, emergency nursing, behavioral or community health
Graduate of Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) master's program.
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in adult, acute care, geriatrics, community health, behavioral health
Experience as faculty or clinical nurse educator
Strong working knowledge of Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
Requires travel to clinical sites and throughout NCHCS to meet with Nurse Managers and staff at all NCHCS sites.
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.
VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Use and function of all normal motor and sensory anatomy for provision of patient care, reading, writing, listening, observing/seeing, heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, squatting, walking, standing, use of fine motor muscles; visual and auditory acuity; emotional intelligence to respond to stressful and/or emergent situations and crises appropriately and calmly; self-care skills to maintain physical, psychological, and emotional health. Examples include: heavy lifting of 45 pounds and over, heavy carrying of 45 pounds and over, straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13 to 16 to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA FORM 10-2850a RN application
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: ****Required at time of application.
Application must be within the past year. Otherwise you will be made ineligible.
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, etc.
VA FORM 10-2850a RN application
Other Veterans Document