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Registered Nurse - Biologic Nurse Coordinator - Temple, Texas - Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Company: Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Olin E
Location: Temple
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Biologic Nurse Coordinator - Temple, Texas

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

The BNC implements the nursing process to coordinate and secure biological and non-biological implants for Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), Austin Outpatient Clinics (AOPC), Waco Clinics and other clinical areas as deemed necessary; collaborate and communicate effectively with interdisciplinary team members, services and vendors to ensure continuity of patient care.

The BNC is responsible for establishing designated areas for storage of biological tissue; ensure biologicals are stored within manufacturer required temperatures; monitor the wireless temperature system and operate storage equipment IAW manufacturers' guidelines. In the event of equipment or wireless temperature system failure, the BNC follows CTVHCS policy and procedures to initiate contingency plans. The BNC is accountable for bi-directional tracking of biologicals, from vendor to final disposition; accurate data entry in the implant tracking system; verify the vendor's credentials and FDA registration prior to ordering products; identify the Instruction for Use (IFU) for biologicals; and verify the tracking system delivers the tissue usage information card to the vendor. The BNC completes inventory audits to verify all areas are stocked with appropriate par levels to reduce the risk of expired or discarded products. The BNC runs various reports to include, but not limited to inventory audits and chart audits. The BNC proficiently navigates the electronic health record (EHR); respond to biological and non-biological implant orders; enter appropriate consults; and complete chart audits to verify documentation of the tissue type and its unique identifier are in the patient's EHR. The BNC provides training and education for front-line staff that use implants; train staff to document in the implant tracking system; ensure staff complete annual competencies; provide staff assistance with documentation in the EHR; and educate providers with established procedures when ordering implants. The BNC serves as the facility point of contact to report recalls and safety notifications that may affect patient outcomes; quarantine affected implants, follow the manufacturer's recall instructions, and report findings per CTVHCS policy.

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday thru Friday, 0730-1600
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Olin E, Temple , Registered Nurse - Biologic Nurse Coordinator - Temple, Texas - Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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