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RN Clinical Nurse Leader

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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Bedford, MA

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The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) develops a high level of clinical practice, leadership and skills to improve /coordinate patient care for an adult population. The CNL is directly responsible to the Associate Chief Nurse of Education. Practice settings may include Critical Care, Primary Care, Spinal Cord, Acute Care, Long Term Care, Mental Health or Geriatric and others. The CNL executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of complex patient care. The CNL is a leader in competency assessment of staff. The CNL will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. Responsibilities also include competency assessment of all unit staff, and providing education and resources to maintain competencies for unit staff in collaboration with Nurse Managers. The CNL meets all mandatory requirements for assigned area and will perform activities that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements outlined in the 9 dimensions: Nursing Practice Quality of Care Performance Educational/career Development Collegiality Ethics Collaboration Research Resource Utilization Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, occasional rotation when needed Financial Disclosure Report: NoneBasic 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: Masters in Nursing in Clinical Nurse Leader, Certified as Clinical Nurse Leader by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1-2 years clinical nursing experience, demonstration of advanced clinical competencies specified for the CNL role. 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. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); straight pulling; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 6 hours); standing (up to 6 hours); kneeling (up to 2 hours); repeated bending (up to 4 hours); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13\ to 16\; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; intelligible speech. The incumbent must be mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in potentially stressful situations and able to shift priorities based on individual needs. Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume 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), etc. Cover LetterDD-21410-2850aOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

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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.

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