A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized for this position. 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: Broad base of clinical knowledge Knowledge of current Long Term Care Standards Leadership skills Excellent communication skills Experience with team leadership and coaching Experience with resident assessment instrument and minimum data set 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["This position is located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is on the shores of Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world where Summerfest, the world's largest music festival and many ethnic festivals take place throughout the summer. There is something for everyone in Milwaukee; you can experience old world charm, diverse cultures, historic neighborhoods and it's a great place to raise a family. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator in the Geriatric and Extended Care Line is a professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge, appointed to effectively implement health promotion, disease prevention, management of sub-acute and chronic illness, and end of life care. The MDS Coordinator demonstrates a high level of clinical and leadership skills and is competent in conducting quality assurance and participating in performance improvement. The MDS Coordinator has knowledge of current Long Term Care Standards and application to the comprehensive MDS assessment process. Duties: Functions as coordinator and facilitator of RAI/MDS assessment process according to Long Term Care Standards; contributes to national and local Performance Measures. Demonstrates expertise in application of nursing process to RAI/MDS assessment and interdisciplinary plans of care for Community Living Center residents. Initiates and actively participates on interdisciplinary committees or groups that evaluate the RAI/MDS assessment process along with contributing to national Performance Measures. Ensures that ongoing medical record documentation supports RAI/MDS coding and the RUG category to which the resident has been assigned. Establishes and maintains systems to identify significant changes in residents' condition and communicate to all disciplines the need to perform a new full assessment. Ensures full compliance of protocols for RAI/MDS processes Establishes process improvement protocols to concurrently monitor progress notes, history summaries, and related medical record documentation for consistency with proper RAI/MDS coding. Recommends/implements changes to meet standards. Develops policy and procedure memorandum as needed and updates appropriately. Develops and implements an education plan for the MDS Coordinator and other staff to ensure ongoing education for RAI/MDS completion protocols and RAI/MDS related computer documentation skills 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: Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: Yes Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No EDRP Authorized: No Permanent Change of Station (PCS): No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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