First Area of Consideration (AOC) will be given to NFEE bargaining unit employees at the Leavenworth VAMC. Second AOC will be given to any additional permanent employees of EKHCS. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. citizens and U.S. Nationals). Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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/Education: Master's of Science in Nursing or Master's in Healthcare related field with Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. At least 5 years of nursing experience. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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. Physical Requirements: The physical requirements for this position in accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02 , Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u). Heavy Lifting (35 pounds and over); Heavy Carrying (35 pounds and over); Straight pulling and/or Pushing (up to 6-8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both Hands required; Walking (up to 6-8 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Sitting (up to 1 hour); Kneeling; Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Both legs required. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20; Hearing (aid permitted); Ability to hear whispered voice. Emotional stability. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards This position is for one (1) Registered Nurse - Simulation Education Specialist. Duties include, but are not limited to: Collaborates with multiple disciplines in the assessment, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of an effective education program including orientation, continuing education, in-services, interdisciplinary learning, and drills that are simulation and non-simulation based. Incorporates existing and new practice, quality, safety and regulatory standards into education that aligns with the organization/unit culture to improve knowledge and skills necessary for patient care and/or organization development. Responsible for embedding simulation into nurse practice and educational programs such as the RN Transition to Practice Program as well as assisting with multi-discipline trainings. Able to develop and plan simulation scenarios, provide feedback, and recognize stressors contributing to individual, team and system performance to improve patient safety. Able to create measurable learning objectives/outcomes and evaluate success of activities. Must exhibit skills of attention to detail, records management and ability to interpret VHA directives and policies. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, be poised and articulate, exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills, with people of varied educational levels and backgrounds. Leadership skills are essential as well as the ability to analyze problems and make appropriate decisions. Actively maintain the standards and best practices required by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN), ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, the Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Be proficient in computer and technology skills, presentation skills, development of educational materials, and application of adult learning principles. Demonstrate customer service and Servant Leadership principles in all aspects of work and with all internal/external customers. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments as this is a 24/7 hospital and education and training are provided during off tour hours. Must be willing to work cooperatively as a member of a two-campus team in all assignments and be autonomous in the pursuit of meeting professional standards and growth in the Education Department. The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist is directly responsible to the Associate Chief of Nursing Service for Education, and works in collaboration with the other Educators, Associate Chiefs of Nursing Service, Clinical Specialists, Nurse Managers, Supervisors, and Staff. Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) may be required. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Full-time, Days with off tour hours intermittently. Primarily Monday - Friday day shift but must be able to accommodate the needs of the service.\nCompressed/Flexible: to be discussed during interview\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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