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Job Title: Registered Nurse, Quality Management Clinician (Nurse)Consultant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/10/2017
Expire Date: 01/09/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Registered Nurse, Quality Management Clinician (Nurse)Consultant

This is a bargaining UNIT position.

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Quality Management ClinicianNurse Consultant-

The Quality Management (QM) Clinician Nurse Consultant is a member of Quality Management aligned under the office of Quality, Safety and Value (QS&V) Service, and is responsible for providing leadership, collegiality, experience, and sound management approaches in the execution of quality management initiatives. The QM Clinician Consultant is accountable to the Chief of Quality Management, in leveraging timely execution quality management activities organization-wide, including clinics, community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) for CTVHCS accredited programs and to meet organizational priorities.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant is responsible for oversight, ensuring continual survey readiness and the sustainment and spreading of the core concepts of clinical quality management throughout the CTVHCS, including Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will possess a broad and comprehensive knowledge of various regulatory and oversight bodies to which CTVHCS are subject. These include, but are not limited to: Survey Readiness, The Joint Commission (TJC), VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Medical Inspector, (OMI), Long Term Care Institute (LTCI) Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The individual selected will possess a thorough knowledge of the various standards and regulations that these organizations apply to the organization through oversight reviews.

The Quality Management (QM) Clinician Nurse Consultant actively supports the Chief, Quality Management in promulgating and promoting the directions, functions, objectives, and strategies of the Quality Management Section of the Quality Safety and Value Service.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant uses extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in accreditation and regulatory compliance to plan, lead and execute in quality management or accreditation readiness activities. Provide on-site consultation, education and technical assistance to various staff and interdisciplinary teams.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will plan, coordinate, facilitate, lead and participate in all phases of accreditation and/or regulatory review activities (pre-survey, during survey, post-survey) including, TJC, OIG), (OMI), LTCI, CARF, and other internal/external review/accrediting bodies. Provide consultative support to, senior managers, staff and committees regarding accreditation, internal/external reviews and continuous readiness activities. Lead, facilitate, promote and champion transformation. Serve on various committees.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will prepare and present effectively to diverse audiences in conveying complex information with an understanding of audience knowledge and priorities and alter approach as necessary to better meet audience's needs. Communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing; attention to detail; tailor messages to intended audience(s); recognize and speak to audience's goals and needs; support position with facts or data.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will use leverage statistical tools and techniques to analyze, interpret and display data to support decision- making. Present data related to accreditation and regulatory compliance in user-friendly, easy-to-understand formats to support decision-making. Critically appraise published research for validity, reliability and applicability in improving health outcomes and reducing variations in care.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant provides direct support to assists service chiefs, managers, and others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of committees, regulatory accredited program components, and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and appropriateness, access, and timeliness of services.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant is responsible for providing clinical and administrative recommendations for accredited programs, committees, and services related to the Quality Management system. Provide on-site consultation, education and technical assistance to CTVHCS Staff, and other assigned areas. Assist the organizations to meet regulatory requirements and improve patient care outcomes.

Collaborate with QM Clinicians Nurse Consultant, service line managers, medical staff, nursing staff and other organizational staff to carry out corrective action plans, post survey activities and care enhancement actions.Work collaboratively with internal administrative staff to generate leads, develop proposals and pursue consultation/education engagements. Responsible for conducting accurate assessment in identifying risks points, including for accrediting and regulatory compliance.

Functional Statement Title: Quality Management (QM) Clinician (Nurse)

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:

1. Experience in Quality Management, at least 3-5 years recent and direct experience incritical care, emergency care, rehabilitation, and acute care.

2. Experience in accreditation and/or regulatory preparation

3. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

4. Effective team management skills with proven ability to promote teamwork, delegate tasks, resolve conflict, set goals and evaluate performance

5. Effective negotiation skills

6. Ability to successfully steer and coach multidisciplinary groups to achieving efficacious outcomes

7. Ability to influence others accomplish objectives

8. Demonstrate high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction and initiative to achieve organizational priorities.

9. Self-motivated, able to work independently and stay organized and effective as well as collaborate with others.

10. Exuberant interpersonal approaches with a dedication to advancing best practice in healthcare.

11. Excellent communicator of technical regulations

12. Possess and maintain current knowledge of health care trends.

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:

This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. 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.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

* Other- (VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf )

Application 10-2850a is required to be considered for this position. Please complete the form in its entirety. If you answer "YES" to questions 30 through 38, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes". Incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration.

*Resume:Your resume must include the following information for each job that you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time, part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants (if applicable):

*DD-214 - If claiming Veteran's Preference

*Other Veterans Document - VA Rating Letter

*SF-50 - If current Federal Employee

*Cover Letter - Optional

*OF-306 - Optional

*SF-15 - Optional

*Transcript - optional


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.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2022933.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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:

1. Experience in Quality Management, at least 3-5 years recent and direct experience incritical care, emergency care, rehabilitation, and acute care.

2. Experience in accreditation and/or regulatory preparation

3. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

4. Effective team management skills with proven ability to promote teamwork, delegate tasks, resolve conflict, set goals and evaluate performance

5. Effective negotiation skills

6. Ability to successfully steer and coach multidisciplinary groups to achieving efficacious outcomes

7. Ability to influence others accomplish objectives

8. Demonstrate high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction and initiative to achieve organizational priorities.

9. Self-motivated, able to work independently and stay organized and effective as well as collaborate with others.

10. Exuberant interpersonal approaches with a dedication to advancing best practice in healthcare.

11. Excellent communicator of technical regulations

12. Possess and maintain current knowledge of health care trends.

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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