Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to express your leadership skills and work independently? Do you have a background in Long-Term Care? Healthcare Quality and Accreditation? Pressure Ulcer Management? Consider joining our outstanding team at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Milwaukee, WI). There is an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse Performance Improvement Coordinator in the Office of Quality Management and Safety. 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: Master's Degree in Nursing BSN educational preparation in Nursing or other relevant healthcare occupation 5 years of clinical experience A working knowledge of healthcare/quality standards such as The Joint Commission and VHA / Office of the VA Inspector General/CMS Regulations Demonstrated experience in long-term care, quality/performance improvement, team facilitation, Minimum Data Set (MDS), accreditation/regulatory compliance, pressure ulcer management, and project planning Certification as CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) or similar preferred, or willingness to attain Experience with data generation, analysis, and management; creation and presentation of reports Experience with change management/improvement cycles; ability to work well with interdisciplinary teams and facilitate durable process improvements Excellent oral/written communication skills, including support for policy review and development Proficient with MS Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 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 Managing all aspects of quality and standards compliance for long-term care, palliative care, and hospice in our Community Living Center (CLC), as well as the management of pressure ulcers throughout the medical center, including: Providing leadership to the CLC in their compliance with standards and continual readiness for review, management of annual quality review processes, and follow up on the CLC's response to citations and recommendations incurred during review Providing guidance towards high quality patient care through development and management of a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan including data analysis and informed recommendations with the goal of continual performance improvement in the CLC Keeping informed of new or revised standards related to programs within the responsibilities of the role, namely long-term care, end-of-life care, dementia management, and pressure ulcer management with the goal of standards compliance and readiness for quality reviews and accreditation surveys Engaged membership in appropriate councils and committees guiding development/revision of policies/procedures in alignment with standards/regulations 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 Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No Permanent Change of Station (PCS): No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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