The Surgical nurse coordinator assists with outpatient specialty clinic management and utilization review/adjustment alongside the surgical section chiefs for appropriate triage and coordination of care for outpatient specialty clinics. The Surgical Nurse Coordinator will establish and maintain collaborative and communicative relationships within their respective surgical section and other clinical ancillary or administrative services within the Eastern Colorado Health Care Service. 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: Surgical Experience Previous experience working in RN Coordinator position ENT 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 position requires visual acuity, keen hearing , clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical impatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be mature flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities, based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["Explore the beauty of Colorado's outdoors at one of the parks, trails, golf courses, or gorgeous reservoirs-not to mention the thousands of acres of open space. Spend an afternoon at Cherry Creek Reservoir hiking the trails, trying stand-up paddle-boarding, or riding horses off into the mountain sunset. Discover Aurora's cultural art district, visit galleries, or stop by the Colfax Canvas Murals and enjoy a self-guided audio tour. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Applying the nursing process to the care of pre- and post-operative surgical patients. This includes, but is not limited to, assuring that appropriate documentation reflects patient assessments, interdisciplinary treatment plans, clinical interventions, and evaluation of patients' responses to treatments. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the supervision, immediate guidance, and direction of the Surgical/Specialty Nurse Manager. The incumbent will also take direction, as applicable to the functioning of the Section, from surgical residents, midlevel providers, and attending staff. Surgical Nurse Coordinator demonstrates excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships Input into Electronic Surgical Software Program for the operative cases, coordinating the surgical date Assist in the operations with the administration and evaluation of nursing care, program implementation, personnel management and overall operations of the Outpatient Surgical Clinics (OSC). Surgical Nurse Coordinator plans, organizes, and when appropriate, directs and supervises the activities of others such as medical assistants and ancillary personnel nurse coordinator assists with outpatient specialty clinic management and utilization review/adjustment alongside the surgical section chiefs for appropriate triage and coordination of care for outpatient specialty clinics Member of the delivery of quality patient care, including appropriate documentation Assesses performance of others Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor Adherence to VHA Privacy / HIPAA and Information Security rules and regulations Provides direct patient care in outpatient clinic appointments, procedures, and supports providers in minor office procedural visits Self directed in RN outpatient appointments Responsible for ensuring staff compliance with unit based policies and procedures Promotes Evidence Based Practice in all clinical environments to provide /ensure optimal patient care outcomes Maintains an integrated delivery system through expansion of clinical practices Maintains operational efficiencies through emphasis on safe practices and National Safety Support excellence in research, training, education through ongoing competency Other duties as assigned Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards 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: 0730 am - 4:00 pm or 0800-1630, depending on the needs of the clinic. No holidays or weekends Compressed/Flexible: Eligible after successful completion of orientation period Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Strongly Encourage all applicants to submit a completed VA Form 10-2850a VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: About VA Form 10-2850A | Veterans Affairs."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.