The VA Puget Sound Health Care System is currently recruiting for 1 full time Registered Nurse to serve as a Clinical Program Manager. This position reports to the Associate Director of Quality, Safety, and Value with an additional reporting to the Director of Employee Occupational Health. Applicants will be referred every two weeks and the announcement can close at any time after selection is made. 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: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master's degree in nursing or Master Degree in field related to nursing highly preferred. At least 3 years of RN experience in a complex hospital setting. Independent leadership role (formal or informal) in a complex hospital setting. Demonstrated ability to accurately implement policies, regulations, standards of care and standards of practice preferred. Experience with nursing staffing models and budgetary planning and execution. Knowledge and experience with regulatory agencies (i.e. Joint Commission, CARF, OIG, CMS, etc.) 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs), straight pulling (6 hrs), pushing (2 hrs), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (6 hrs), standing (2 hrs), repeated bending (6 hrs),ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted) ["The incumbent serves as a Clinical Program Manager for the 'Employee Occupational Health' Clinics and other special projects as assigned by the Director of Employee Occupational Health and Director of Quality, Safety, and Value. Inclusive of process management; policy development and assurance; quality management; committee management; and the evaluation, implementation, review, tracking, and coordination of EOH Clinics applications. Duties and Responsibilities of the Clinical Program Manager include but are not limited to: Manages the patient care environment including budgeting, supplies, equipment, and patients Personnel management including scheduling, counseling, and evaluation of staff Staff orientation, continuing education, and personnel development Direct patient care as needed Advocate for staff engagement opportunities on the Unit Based Practice Council (UBPC), or shared governance committees or councils Data collection, analyzing, trending, reporting, including nurse sensitive indicators Manage staffing process using VA staffing methodology and electronic staffing programs Create and advocate for a health work environment and a culture of safety Monitor compliance to Employee Occupational Health Directives, CARF, the Joint Commission, VHA Directives, mandates, and other standards and policies Responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, training, functional statements, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures and competencies Provides direct supervision of clinical personnel and evaluates their performance and competency VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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"]
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