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The Registered Nurse (Risk Management Specialist) serves as a functional expert whose practice encompasses a wide range of responsibility and accountability. The Risk Management Specialist is administratively responsible to the Chief, Quality Management Section. The RM Specialist demonstrates leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving holistic care delivery using collaborative strategies with others while ensuring compliance with the facility/VISN mission and nationally recognized standards. The RM Specialist coordinates three activity levels: risk identification, evaluation, and monitoring. The RMS is responsible for providing clinical and administrative recommendations relative to all risk management functions within the facility. The RM Specialist promotes and facilitates ongoing effective communication throughout the facility respective to all risk management activities. The RM Specialist reviews all Risk Management issues that that releate to the facility, maintains necessary records, and assures that issues are handled in an appropriate, accurate, and timely manner. The RM Specialist communicates as necessary with the Regional Counsel for advice and to provide information needed by Counsel to make appropriate dispositions and decisions. Practice is based on conscious and deliberate planning utilizing critical thinking skills. The effect of the RM Specialist's practice goes beyond any individual unit or team to encompass a program, service, service line, or healthcare system. At this level, the RM Specialist inititates and participates on interdisciplinary projects, committees, teams, and workgroups with the aim of improving outcomes in the management of complex client care or the systems and processes ot the organization/service. The RM Specialist recognized as a leader and consistenly demonstrates that leadership in quality improvement and risk evaluation activities. The RM Specialist provides education to staff in the quality improvement and risk monitoring processes. The RM Specialist functions as an integral member of the healthcare system integrated risk management team, applying clinical expertise and knowledge of health care programs. In collaboration with other experts, the RM Specialist: a).Supports, implements, and maintains a Risk Management Program that monitors, identifies, evaluates, and provides corrective actions associated with those activities or potenially harmful events that may have an adverse impact on the quality of care of patient care. b) Works with the healthcare system's Quality Mangement, Utilization Management, and Patient Safety teams to promote quality in clinical practice in the development of guidelines, criteria, and models for the Risk Management Team. May entail other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday -Friday, Day hours 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: BSN with approximately 2-3 years experience or Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN with approximately 1-2 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with no experience. 3-5 years of successful clinical nursing practice in an acute care setting preferred with demonstrated clinical competence; evidence of skills in leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative; knowledge of various clinical treatment modalities; sound judgment in clinical and administrative decisions; experience in program development, education principles, database management and accreditation standards. Highly Skilled in customer service interpersonal effectiveness. 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: All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. Must be able to lift (30 lbs or more); twisting and/or bending, standing Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists VA Form 10-2850a (Preferred). Will be required at the time selected for position) 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. You must submit a CV or Resume (To verify that you meet the qualification for the position, your resume must list the name, city and state of all the schools that you attended, the month/year you graduated and the type of degree you were awarded. Also you must list the information regarding your license to include: state, license number and expiration date.) Transcripts not required if the information is listed on your resume. 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. Resume
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