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Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, 3K

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Temple
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Job Description:

Rotating Tours of Duty to include days, weekends, evening and night shifts. Eight-hour shifts schedules are 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, 3:30 pm -12:00 am, and 11:30 pm - 8:00 am. Twelve-hour shifts are optional and are 7:30 am - 8:00 pm, 7:30 pm - 8:00 am., 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (Midnight), and 11:30 pm - 12:00 pm (Noon).DUTIES: Administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager on 3K, and is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care on the assigned patient care unit(s). Will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. The CNL meets all mandatory requirements for assigned area and will perform activities that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements.The practice of each CNL is based on knowledge, experience, and research, expected to impact patient outcomes in the assigned area and for the facility. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of complex patient care. The Clinical Nurse Leader will design, initiate and evaluate individualized systems of care using multiple data sources that include:o Holistic assessmentso Problem identificationo Application of acute and chronic care/management models, theories and conceptso Communication with interdisciplinary team memberso Performance metrics and regulatory standards The Clinical Nurse Leader assumes accountability for patient care outcomes related to nursing care provisions. The Clinical Nurse Leader demonstrates ability to perform, teach, delegate and mentor nursing and other staff. The Clinical Nurse Leader functions as a leader and partner in the interdisciplinary team. The Clinical Nurse Leader demonstrates the ability to perform, teach, delegate and supervise nursing procedures with safety and competence.Functional Statement: Nurse I-IIIBasic 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. 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. 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.Preferred Experience:1. BSN and approximately 2-3 years of experience; or2. MSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; Masters in a field related to nursing and a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or3. Doctoral degree in nursing, or in a field related to nursing and no experience.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.NoneAll applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists ): 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". Information must be current and not older than a year. Outdated and/or 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:Cover LetterDD-214OF-306Other Veterans DocumentSF-15SF-50Transcript - If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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