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The Nurse Coordinator serves as nursing supervisor during non-administrative tours and has designated authority, responsibility, and accountability for managing and directing employees, independently allocating human and materiel resources and making necessary changes in staffing due to tour-to-tour unplanned leave and/or changes in patient acuity. The Nurse Coordinator reports to the Chief Nurse-Medicine. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Conducts mandatory patient care rounds to evaluate patient care with the majority of tour spent on the patient units. Demonstrates organizational skills with attention to detail; completing recurring reports regarding nursing hours per patient day, staffing, and the 24-hour report, providing for an overview of the medical center for the Associate Director for Patient Care Service and facility nursing leadership. The Nurse Coordinator plays an important, supportive role in all patient and employee initiatives. Assists the Nurse Managers by contributing to performance evaluations, educational development for the non-administrative tour employees, meeting performance measures and overseeing clinical practice. Demonstrates critical thinking skills, such as investigation of incidents which occur during tour, including obtaining statements from staff-on-the-spot. He/she is a consultant to physicians inpatient care and resource/discharge planning; collaborates with the Administrative Officer on Duty as needed for decisions related to ongoing patient care and actions taken in emergency situations and disasters; coordinates group self-schedules; covers coordinator absences and makes arrangements among the group to cover each other's unplanned absences; and performs pre-certification using InterQual Standards. Work Schedule: Rotating eight hours evening and night tours during the week; 12 hour tours on weekends and Federal holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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: Master's Degree in Nursing or in a field related to nursing from an ACEN (NLNAC) or CCNE accredited program. Minimum of two (2) years successful medical surgical experience. Minimum of one (1) year successful leadership experience in a clinical setting. Current BCLS / ACLS certification. Professional Nursing Board Certification. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed, and flexible including flexibility in assignment and time scheduling. Demonstrated evidence of managing and/or leading groups of professional and non-professional clinical staff. Demonstrated evidence of sound decision making and application of critical thinking skills. Commitment to outstanding patient are delivery. 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: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity (glasses permitted), keen hearing (hearing aid permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (up to 8 hours), standing (up to 8 hours), stooping, sitting, bending (up to 8 hours), pulling, and pushing. Light lifting under 15 lbs. Light carrying 15-44 lbs. 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. Use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. 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. VA facilities must make reasonable accommodation for the physical or mental limitations of an applicant or employee who is a qualified person with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the department or agency.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: VA Form 2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse AnesthetistgsResumeTranscript Comprehensive Resume. You are encouraged to build your resume using the Resume Builder on www.USAJbos.gov website, but if you choose to use your own r?Šsum?Š, then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications. VA Form 2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. Application must be signed and dated within 12 months. The application must contain updated information, i.e., licensure expiration dates. If you cannot sign the form electronically, complete it, print it, sign it, and upload or fax per the instructions in the vacancy announcement. Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf. Transcripts(s). Provide copy of unofficial transcript(s). Transcript must include at a minimum, student's name, college/university, degree and date degree received. 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. Cover LetterDD-214OF-306VA Form 2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse AnesthetistgsResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript
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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.