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Job Title: RN - Nurse Educator - Generalist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Muskogee, OK
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/01/2017
Expire Date: 11/30/2017
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Job Description
RN - Nurse Educator - Generalist

The Registered Nurse (RN)Educator position is located in theEducationService of the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System in Muskogee, OK. TheNurse Educator is directly responsible and accountable to theChief, Education Service or designeewithin the Education Service. Must be able to perform all activities of this position without restrictions. Is responsible for the assessment, implementation and evaluation of educational programs for the development of staff. Education programs may include but are not limited to in-services, new nurse orientation, continuing education, skills certification, virtual learning, simulation, etc.

Some of theDuties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible and accountable for the development and delivery of staff development and education programs. Educators will be responsible, in collaboration with the unit manager, for the orientation of new employees, evaluation of their progress in the orientation process, and for developing and implementing a learning plan for improving identified deficiencies.
  • Educators initiate the process for staff competencies and will complete as appropriate or will hand-off to the unit manager when needed for completion.
  • Works collaboratively with leadership and all Services within the medical center and its affiliating CBOCs in the development and implementation of facility-wide educational programs and initiatives.
  • Programs may include but are not limited to in-services, new nurse orientation, continuing education, skills certification, virtual learning, simulation, etc. Serves as an instructor for courses/programs as assigned.
  • Teaches effectively utilizing adult learning principles, developing appropriate course overview, objectives, content outline, lesson plan, teaching aids, evaluation and constructing tests.
  • Utilizes evidence based outcomes of practice at the program and/or service level including critical thinking and problem solving skills when providing educational programs to staff, patients and families. Develops and runs simulation activities to reinforce learning through simulation.
  • Interfaces with interdisciplinary groups in coordinating, developing and running scenarios designed to improve patient care and safety.
  • The incumbent will actively participate in workshop/continuing education programs designed for career advancement as well as function in classroom teaching environments, clinical arenas, and as a group facilitator during training and implementation of changes in nursing related computer applications.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 0730-1600.

Functional Statement Title/#: RNNurse Educator/#000000

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
  • 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).
    • 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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-5 years work experience as a Nurse Educator.
  • Have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and/or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
  • Possesscurrent BLS/ACLS instuctor certifications.
  • Teaching experience.

NOTE:Instructor certifications for both BLS and ACLS will be required within 3 (three) months of the incumbent's entry into position.

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.

Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (1-2 hours); Pushing (1-2 hours); Both Hands Required; Walking (4-6 hours); Standing (4-6 hours); Kneeling (1-2 hours); Repeated Bending (1-2 hours); Both Legs Required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Hearing (aid permitted).

PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW AND PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS AS APPLICABLE:

1. Resume: Please include an updated and detailed Resume. (REQUIRED)

2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf

3. Copy of Transcript - Transcript of all college courses are required for the position. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html); which will be verified by Human Resources.

4. SF-50: If currently or previously employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. Do not submit an SF-50 that's a cash award because it doesn't provide your grade, step and salary. Use this link to access your eOPF if you have never done soin the past. Click onRequest ID then click on Request NewPassword. https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/

5. OF-306 Employment https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf

6. Copy of BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

7. DD-214: If claiming Veteran Preference please provide Member Copy 4 which shows type of discharge.

8. Rating Letter: Veterans claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

9. SF-15: Veterans claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15.

Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Qualifications & Requirements
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
  • 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).
    • 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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-5 years work experience as a Nurse Educator.
  • Have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and/or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
  • Possesscurrent BLS/ACLS instuctor certifications.
  • Teaching experience.

NOTE:Instructor certifications for both BLS and ACLS will be required within 3 (three) months of the incumbent's entry into position.

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.

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